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    Panini for the PB&B Lover

    Panini for the PB&B Lover. Photo by White Rose Child

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    10 mins

    6 mins

    4 mins

    White Rose Child's Note:

    No title can do justice to the wonder of this delicious sandwich. I always think of it as panini, though I'm sure that's not technically correct! Anyway, it's grilled with peanut butter and banana and if you're in doubt, try it, you'll never want cold Pb&b again.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 1

    Yield:

    panini

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 slices whole wheat bread (any bread of your choice, actually I can imagine it being tasty on cinnamon-raisin) or 1 small pita bread
    • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons natural-style peanut butter
    • 1 medium banana (I like mine a little bit green)
    • 1/2 tablespoon raisins
    • 1/2 tablespoon dried cranberries (see note)
    • 1 dash cinnamon (can omit, but it's really tasty!) (optional)
    • margarine (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat a small nonstick pan on medium, or a regular pan if you plan to coat the bread with margarine. I never use margarine. A nonstick pan alone will make you a lovely crispy sandwich.
    2. 2
      If using bread, spread the peanut butter on one slice. If using the pita, spread on half of one side so that it can be folded in half around the fillings.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle on the cinnamon, if using. Slice the banana and arrange in a layer on top of the peanut butter.
    4. 4
      Stick the dried fruit in the spaces between banana slices, and either place the other slice of bread on top or fold your pita in half.
    5. 5
      Fry on one side until preferred level of goldy brown-ness is reached. Flip and repeat- the second side never takes as long. By the way, grilling a pita may seem tricky at first. The key is to FIRST fry the side you folded over, and press the pita gently with a spatula, fork, etc. This will let the banana "melt" and stick to the folded-over side, so your pita's not trying to open on you.
    6. 6
      Note: experiment with different types of dried fruit, or just raisins. Almond butter is also great in this sandwich. Have fun!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 05, 2008

      55

      I loved this sandwich! It made a delicious and filling lunch for me today. I definitely added the cinnamon. I will be making this one again! I made this for the Australian/New Zealand Swap #15.

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    • on February 26, 2008

      55

      Quick and satisfying. I used a very high quality multi-grain bread (reknowned local bakery), and dried blueberries (I live in Maine, after all!). I might even try slathering a tablespoon of cream cheese on the other half of bread! Also, the bread I used held everything together so nicely, that I'm thinking a bunch of these could be made ahead, cut into quarters, and served on a tray for an interesting finger food appetizer. Thanks, White Rose Child! Made for Newest Zaar Tag '08.

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    • on February 04, 2008

      55

      This brought back some memories. My friend and I used to make grilled PB sandwiches after school in high school. I can't wait to try them again - especially with banana and raisins.

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    Nutritional Facts for Panini for the PB&B Lover

    Serving Size: 1 (206 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 400.6
     
    Calories from Fat 129
    32%
    Total Fat 14.3 g
    22%
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 270.1 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 59.0 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
    34%
    Sugars 22.8 g
    91%
    Protein 14.7 g
    29%

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