Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Monte Cristos (“French toast style” peanut butter sandwiches)
It’s been a tough week at school: long hours at the office, long hours of studying, and not enough of those hours spent on relaxation. As a college student, I know I’m always one to skip breakfast because of my hectic schedule. But not anymore! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Check out Hua’s awesome recipe for an oatmeal buffet! On weekends, I try to treat myself to something a little more decadent. Peanut butter, raisin bread, French toast?! How could you resist this?! Also, this is a great quick breakfast/brunch to entertain with or that you can store and heat in the morning. Who doesn’t like French toast and peanut butter sandwiches? Why not combine them? So relax, it’s the weekend; have some breakfast =).
This is a one serving recipe; but it’s super easy to make more and takes only 5-10 minutes to make more! Be sure to make all of your peanut butter sandwiches at once if you plan to make more servings: not only does it save time, but it’ll be less messy – less cleanup!
- 2 slices of cinnamon raisin bread, (I recommend the bread from Asian bakeries, available at H-Mart or Lotte, but any bread will do)
- Peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 egg
- Splash of milk
- 1 banana
- Make a peanut butter sandwich with the cinnamon raisin bread
- Combine the egg, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow dish
- Cut the sandwich in half and gently dip both sides of the sandwich in the egg/milk mixture.
- Over medium – medium-high heat in a non-stick skillet, spray with cooking spray and fry the sandwich halves for 1-2 minutes on each side or until both sides are a crispy golden brown. Make sure you turn the heat down to medium-low to let the egg soaked in the bread cook all the way through!
- As the sandwich halves are frying up, slice the banana in half and fry them on 1-2 minutes per side. Serve them alongside your sandwich halves and enjoy!
Try this out with other types of breads and fillings! For those chocolate lovers, try a Nutella sandwich! This sandwich is also great savory-style: ham and cheese, roast beef and swiss – dipped in egg and grilled? YUM! What are your favorite Monte Cristo combinations? Post them here =)