Rockin Breakfast Panini

Here is my official entry for The Great Peanut Butter Exhibition.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Panini.


  • 1 tbs Smart Balance Light Butter Spread
  • 2 Slices Ezekiel 4:9 Bread
  • 2 tbs Natural Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • Cooking Spray (Pam)

Action shot!


  1. Heat grill pan on high to medium heat and spray with Pam.
  2. Slice banana and place on grill pan. Grill for 1 minute on each side.
  3. Remove banana from grill pan.
  4. Spray with Pam again and place both slices of bread on the pan. Before placing on the pan, make sure you brush the bread with melted Smart Balance.
  5. While bread is grilling, spread 2 tbs of peanut butter on one slice. Place your grilled banana slices on top of the peanut butter.
  6. Allow the bread to crisp up and get nice and brown with grill marks.
  7. Remove from heat, place bread on top of one another, slice in half and enjoy!
  • Calories- 475
  • Fat- 22
  • Carbs- 50
  • Fiber- 9
  • Protein- 17



  1. VeggieGirl said

    That panini is SENSATIONAL!!!! Perfect entry for the Peanut Butter Boy’s contest :0)

  2. RLS said

    Mmmm, that looks yummy!

    I’ll have to start making that one too… I make your oatmeal banana pancakes ALL the time πŸ™‚ They’re one of my fave breakfasts!

  3. Nick said

    Oooh, grill the banana first? I never thought to do that, I love the idea! I’ll be making this to go when I don’t have time to eat at home, excellent entry!

  4. magpie said

    Ooo yum. This looks amazing. I loooove peanut butter and bananas together.

  5. Lizzy said

    EEK! Oh dear I almost fainted here! What a wonderful idea to grill the banana! I waaaaaaaaant a bite *scratches screen* haha! It looks phenomenal!

  6. glidingcalm said

    yum o! that looks scrumptious! and i love those TJ’s toucan cookies from your last post! soo good! the cinnamon ones are yummy too!!

  7. Roverella said

    What a great sandwich

  8. I would have never come with the idea of such a sandwich, but when I see it… it makes a lot of sense! πŸ™‚

  9. Caroline said

    Hey! Just letting you know I changed the name and URL of my blog! Here’s the new address:

  10. Sarah said

    That last picture of the sandwich is BEAUTIFUL!

    I used to have a real addiction to peanut butter but it has faded in the last year. Your yummy posts might just bring it back!

  11. Tina said

    Yum!! I can’t wait to make one of these! πŸ™‚

  12. e said

    I love that you grilled the banana before putting in the sandwich. Genius! Thanks for entering PBE #2, I hope you’ll join us in the future for more peanut butter events.

  13. veganhomemade said

    I LOVE a pb banana sandwich, grilling the banana first is such a good idea.

  14. Nick said

    I know I already said this, but this looks friggin awesome. I’m back because it’s judging time!

  15. vegans eat said

    Glad you guys like the recipe!

    Thanks for the comments!

  16. Wow, looks good. I love your action shot.

  17. Julz said

    Wohhhh… I’m not a peanut butter or a banana fan… I, however, currently wish I could be inside of that sandwich! It looks so DECADENT and those pictures are wonderful!

    Miss you around here!!! Glad to see you’re still posting love! How’s everything goin?

  18. Shelby said

    All I have to say is WOW!
    Peanut butter and bananas are meant to be eaten together

  19. Leigh said

    This sandwich looks dangerous, like I could knock back a few of them. I’m starting to think peanut butter is my drug of choice.
    Anyways, I just found your blog and wish you would post more, because it’s great! As a sometimes vegan, your posts help me realize that eating vegan is more realistic and easier than I thought.

  20. SOG knives said

    SOG knives…

    Interesting ideas… I wonder how the Hollywood media would portray this?…

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  22. BIOCYTE said

    Pas mal , merci

  23. What in the world- that looks soo good! I love PB and banana sandwiches, but haven’t ever made it a panini before! Yummy! Next time I make one I will for sure try this method, look so warm and delicious.

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