This is one breakfast your kids won’t say no to! While this seems very ‘indulgent,’ the details actually show its high quality nutrition. Dark chocolate is a great source of magnesium, antioxidants, and fiber; the peanuts are a good source of protein, and a great source of healthful oils; the bread is a good source of fiber and B vitamins and the banana, of course, is highly nutritious- potassium, vitamins, fiber. But watch out! It’s all in the ingredients you choose: I use wholegrain bread (click here and also here for my recommendation) that is high in fiber, low in salt, low in sugar, and has no partially hydrogenated oils (even has lentils, and you know how I feel about those!), a natural unsweetened peanut butter with no added salt, sugar or hydrogenated oils (natural almond butter is also wonderful!), and bittersweet rather than milk chocolate chips for less sugar, and of course a banana is a banana, you can’t go wrong (read more about bananas here)! It’s very quick and simple to make in the morning if you have a small panini maker on your counter, ready to go. Kids gobble this up and you’ll feel so good about it because it is so good for them!
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Panini
- 2 slices wholegrain bread Alvarado Street Bakery
- 2 Tbsp natural peanut or almond butter no added salt or sugar
- 10 bittersweet chocolate chips 60% cocoa
- 1/2 banana sliced
Preheat panini maker.
Spread each slice of bread with 1 Tbsp peanut or almond butter.
Top the bottom slice of bread with the sliced bananas in one layer.
Top with chocolate chips.
Place the other slice of bread on top, with the peanut or almond butter face down.
Put the sandwich in panini maker for 1-2 minutes (do not press or the melted chocolate will ooze out!)