Grilled Banana and Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

21 Jan

I don’t really have to go into too much detail about how much I love breakfast. But I do. Here are some snapshots from this weekend’s breakfast creations:


Coconut ‘cakes


Pancake Perfection



More Pancakes

Since my weekend is still going strong (Thanks, MLK!), I decided to try something new today. My waffle maker is still on the fritz and I needed to use up the last of a loaf of bread, so I decided on French toast. After constructed, this recipe was too good not to share! I enjoyed it leisurely (since I have the day off…did I mention that?) paired with my French toast coffee!


Serves: 1 Cook Time: 15 minutes

2 slices low calorie all wheat bread

3 medium egg whites

1 banana

3 medium strawberries

1 tbsp PB2

1 packet stevia


Syrup of choice

I started by slicing the banana in diagonal pieces and placing them on a skillet that was heated to medium heat.


I sprinkled a small amount of stevia and cinnamon on them as they cooked. I cooked them for about 3 minutes on each side until browned (eh, they burnt a little).

Beat your egg whites in a bowl with about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and another sprinkling of stevia. When mixed, soak your bread in the mixture for 3-5 minutes while the bananas cook. 

When bananas are done, set them aside and place your bread in the pan. Let it cook for about 4 minutes on each side. Mix up one tbsp of PB2 with 1 tbsp of water and another sprinkle of stevia.

When bread is done, spread the PB2 mixture onto one piece of the bread.


You could use real PB obviously, but I love PB2 because it saves so many calories!

Layer some of your banana and cut up strawberries on the first piece of toast.


Top with the second piece of toast and the rest of the fruit. Drizzle with syrup of choice. Shove face.



It was so good! The strawberries and peanut butter almost made it taste like a PB & J some bites. I also totaled the whole thing as < 400 calories with syrup. Definitely perfect for a lazy day off! I may not even go outside today. The temperature is hovering somewhere around 10 degrees. Ew. Is it summer yet?


15 Responses to “Grilled Banana and Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast”

  1. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen January 21, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    Yum! I can’t believe all of that goodness is less then 400 cals! I haven’t tried PB2- do you use it in place of regular peanut butter or are there still things that regular PB is better for? I like the breakfast theme today too 😉

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am #

      It takes some getting used to if you want to use it as an all out sub for PB- like on bread or sandwiches and in oatmeal. But it works excellently in smoothies and recipes. I started out just using it for smoothies then once I got used to it I now use it for basically anything. I save real PB for a special treat.

  2. moderngirlnutrition January 21, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Love this! What a great idea:) I ❤ grilled banana

  3. powerpeanut January 21, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I love PB2…and I love this recipe. I want this for dinner tonight. 🙂 Stuffed french toast is a dinner food, right?

  4. Alex @ therunwithin January 21, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    sweet and savory, droool.

  5. Kerry January 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    That looks so amazing! I want it right now.

  6. Mama's Gotta Bake January 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Oh my, does that ever look good! Bananas and peanut butter are my favorite combination!

  7. Brittany January 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Omggg yum. I love breakfast. I can’t believe there was a time when I would skip it. Never again.

  8. Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Breakfast. Mmmm yes. One of the main reasons to get out of bed in the morning 😀 I have to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of French toast, but the idea of stuffing it with banana and nut butter is pretty darned appealing.

  9. runningonpb January 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Shove face, hahha love you! The coconut cakes and the french toast look amaze. Seriously gonna have to try it!

  10. Caitlin January 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I just adore how charred and caramelized those bananas look. Mmmm! Great idea!

  11. Alisha's Appetite January 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Breakfast is my favorite part of the day and I’m always looks for new ways to mix up my usual oats- this recipe is going to be making the list sometime this week!

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