Recipe: Caramelized Banana And Peanut Butter Toast

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Carmelized Banana and Peanut Butter Toast

Turn simple bananas and peanut butter into a delicious gourmet breakfast with just a few extra minutes of cooking.

Nonstick cooking spray
1 banana, cut in half lengthwise
1 slice 2:90 whole-wheat bread
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg

Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place the halved bananas, cut-side down, in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the bananas over and cook for another 2 minutes, or until soft and golden-brown.

While the bananas are caramelizing, toast the bread, spread with the peanut butter, and sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut the caramelized bananas in half crosswise and arrange side by side on the peanut butter.

Serves 1

CALORIES 280; FIBER 6g; FAT 9g; PROTEIN 9g; CARB 42g; SODIUM 160mg

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Dr. Steven A. Schnur is a board-certified internist and cardiologist who has been in private practice for more than 15 years. He is committed to helping patients achieve lasting weight loss through a high fiber diet