November 4, 2011

Toasted Banana Sandwich: Best Allergy Free Snack, Ever!

Since I can remember my mom made us toasted banana sandwiches and truly they are mm mmm good.

It is a super simple procedure. It is naturally:

- Free from Added Sugar
- Soya Free
- Vegetarian

and can easily be made:

- Gluten Free
- Wheat Free
- Dairy Free
- Milk Free
- Vegan

makes 2 sandwiches

1 banana
4 slices of bread (if required, gluten free works a treat, even if you generally don’t care for it)
Butter or Allergy-Friendly Margarine to taste

...and thats it.

Toast the bread. The key is to toast until it is lightly browned. Crispy on the outside but still soft on the inside, a.k.a not burnt to a crisp nor so lightly toasted that it looks raw
Generously butter all 4 slices quickly so you get some melting action
Slice the banana (thin to medium in thickness) onto one side of each sandwich
Close, Cut and Enjoy

I know that this is a ridiculously simple recipe ... so simple, that I feel like a phony even calling it a recipe but it is one of my all time favourite comfort foods, and what is life without comfort foods when you have food allergies?

Attributes of an allergy friendly Toasted Banana Sandwich:
Even if you don’t like Gluten Free bread (which I can totally understand why) it’s failings are usually hidden when toasted, making a toasted banana sandwich is the perfect way to use the loaf. The bread used in the picture above is Juvela Gluten Free.
The banana filling makes it so perfectly and gently sweet that this sandwich is ideal for anyone suffering from sweet tooth cravings while trying to resist refined sugar or added sweeteners, natural or artificial.
The banana mixed with the bread and butter substitute makes the sandwich wholesome, sweet but yet satisfying.
It’s cheap, easy and super quick
Banana’s are good for you! but be careful to not eat too many. I once heard that you should only eat one banana (or half??) every second day to give it time to move through your system and fully digest because it takes two days to do so. Fact or Fiction, I don’t know but erring on safety means that you can have 3 banana sandwiches a week - YUM!


Anonymous said...

Love it!

quacker said...

Well I have 1 banana tostie a day with a full banana inside for lunch and I'm not dead yet, it keeps me going right up till dinner no snacks needed its been a great find