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A snack fit for The King! Peanut butter banana toast is so simple and yet, somehow, so incredibly delicious. Budget friendly and practically effortless, it’s a great option for a breakfast or snack, especially when you just don’t feel like cooking. A drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sea salt put it over the top!

Overhead view of 3 slices of peanut butter banana toast drizzled with honey then topped with a dash of cinnamon and sea salt.

🥜 What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • I’m going to say something controversial, but please, hear me out. …I hate bananas. I KNOW, I KNOW. My team thinks I’m weird, too, but I just don’t like them! I especially don’t like artificially-banana-flavored anything, like Laffy Taffy or Runts. THAT BEING SAID! There are a few recipes-with-bananas that I genuinely do love, and this peanut butter banana toast is one of them! Maybe it’s the simplicity. Maybe it’s that the peanut butter offsets the bananas in just the right way, so they don’t overpower everything. Or maybe it’s the way the honey, cinnamon, and sea salt play up the natural sweetness of the banana. Whatever it is about this one, I’m sold.
  • It’s a fantastic option for busy mornings or quick snacks because it takes practically no time and even less effort to make. Technically I put 5 minutes of prep time and 5 minutes of cook time on the recipe card, but I’d be surprised if your peanut butter banana toast isn’t toasted, assembled, and eaten within that 10-minute window.

👩🏼‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • Toast your bread as little or as much as you like! Anything goes here, from barely warm to charred and crispy. You can even switch things up and use frozen waffles instead of bread.
  • Want peanut butter banana toast in the next day or two but not confident your bananas will be ready? Put them in a paper bag! Yup. Throw in an apple or an avocado if you’ve got one and fold the bag closed. The ethylene released by the bananas will stay in the bag, making them ripen faster. Depending on their starting point, the bananas should become usably ripe overnight.
  • Another way to ripen bananas in a flash is to throw them in the oven. Place each individual banana on a baking sheet. Pop the baking sheet into an oven preheated to 200° Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, then check the bananas. You want them just barely warm, NOT warm or hot, and just slightly softer than when you put them in the oven. Let them cool then slice them up and use them for peanut butter banana toast.
  • I recommend using a peanut butter made from only peanuts and maybe a little salt. Did you know that the FDA only requires something to be 90% peanuts in order to be labelled “peanut butter”? The other 10% can be any kind of sweeteners, salt, and hydrogenated oils. There’s just no need for that, really, because peanuts make a delicious peanut butter all on their own!
  • If you want to make your own peanut butter, all you need are dry-roasted peanuts, a food processor, and maybe some salt if you want it. Process the peanuts until they release their natural oils, then keep going until the mixture is smooth and creamy and totally combined.

🎸 A Snack Fit for The King

If you’ve ever lived in Memphis, you already know all about the beauty of peanut butter combined with fresh banana. If you haven’t lived in or visited Memphis, this might be a new concept to you. Believe me when I say that peanut butter banana treats are EVERYWHERE here. Seriously.

That’s just to name a very few! So what’s our deal with PB&B?

It all goes back to Elvis. He was famous for… well, several things. One of the quirkier claims-to-fame was his love for sandwiches made from toast, peanut butter, banana, and sometimes bacon.

You’ll find a ton of variations all claiming to be the version he craved regularly – fried, not fried, toasted, not toasted, with jelly, without jelly, with bacon, without bacon, mashed bananas, caramelized bananas, etc., etc.

The specifics are up for debate, but pretty much everyone agrees on two things – peanut butter and bananas. Of course, Memphis was home to Elvis for several decades, so the peanut-butter-banana combo has become as quintessentially Memphis as BBQ, blues, and the Grizzlies.

Close-up view of a slice of peanut butter banana toast topped with honey, cinnamon, and sea salt.

🍳 Breakfast Recipes to Jump Start Your Day!

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 10 minutes
A simple, tasty breakfast or snack when you don't feel like cooking, when money's tight, or when you just want something quick and easy.
1 serving


  • toaster
  • medium plate
  • butter knife


  • 1 slice whole wheat bread or bread of choice, any brand
  • 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter creamy or crunchy, more or less to taste
  • 1 small ripe banana approximately 3 ounces; peeled, sliced into coins
  • ½ tablespoon honey more or less to taste
  • 1 large pinch cinnamon more or less to taste
  • 1 large pinch sea salt more or less to taste


  • Toast 1 slice whole wheat bread to desired doneness.
  • Carefully remove toast from toaster and place on plate. Spread 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter evenly across one side of toast from edge to edge.
  • Layer slices of 1 small ripe banana on top of peanut butter, overlapping banana coins as needed to fit on toast. Gently press banana coins into peanut butter slightly.
  • Drizzle ½ tablespoon honey evenly over banana coins, then sprinkle 1 large pinch cinnamon and 1 large pinch sea salt evenly over layer of honey.
  • Serve peanut butter banana toast immediately and enjoy.
  • Bread: Any type of bread will work. You can also replace the bread with plain or cinnamon frozen waffles – just toast them then top them as desired.
  • Make it Peanut Free: Almond butter, cashew butter, sunbutter, and even Nutella will also work here.
  • Make it Vegan: Use a vegan bread, make sure your peanut butter is vegan, and replace the honey with agave.


Other Topping Ideas (All Optional)

  • granola
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • mini chocolate chips
  • unsweetened shredded coconut
  • crumbled, crispy bacon

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1 servingCalories: 314calProtein: 10gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 168mgPotassium: 549mgTotal Carbs: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 21gNet Carbs: 38gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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  1. I’ve been eating this long before I was concerned with what I ate so I giggled when I saw the recipe. Now I add local raw honey, walnuts or pecans, cinnamon and chia seeds. Breakfast of champions!

  2. This may be the absolute best and quickest breakfast for those of us that are rushed in the morning to get to work and also attempting to eat healthy. SO GOOD!

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