I'm rating this with 4 stars because I REALLY liked this idea, but I may have to alter this a bit to suit my tastes. I tried this with corn flakes and used whole-wheat bread instead of a bagel, and didn't have the patience to toast it either. I also added 1 tablespoon of roasted peanuts for extra flavour. While this was a bit too "raisin-ey" for me, I'll definitely use this banana-glue idea as a guide in the future. Thanks :-)
This is brilliant! Thanks so much for the idea! It suits my tastes perfectly- I really like all-bran (I have been known to eatthem plain from the box as a snack-much to everyone's shock and dismay), I have always loved dunking bread and bagels in cold milk, and I have a weird taste for tortilla-wrapped-banana (try it someday...); So the bagel-banana combo makes perfect sense to me. And nothing is better than something toasted for breakfast. It sounds like everything I love in one happy package. I'm really excited to give it a try!
I'm underweight too- fats aren't a problem since I love nuts, but I can never get enough healthy carbs, so this is a perfect recipe for me! I'm munching a whole grain bagel with currants and granola cereal. It's surprisingly good dipped in milk too. Thanks for posting!
I eat a version of this expect I slice the banana and arrange on one piece and top with the other and make a bagel-banana sandwich.
I also usually add cinnamon to taste. Giving it extra flavor and yumminess. Play around with the recipe - have fun! ;)