It’s not too often I recommend eating a Saturday sweet recipe for breakfast and/or lunch!
This probably falls into the spot as #1 healthiest Saturday Sweet on our blog, but it is too sweet not to be considered perfect for the list. Not to mention you can be enjoying it a mere 10 minutes after you decide to make it!
I go on peanut butter and banana sandwich kicks from time to time, and I’ve been on a major one lately. When I ran out of bananas recently due to poor planning for my obsession and bananas being in high demand for smoothies, this sandwich was born, and I have to say it’s giving peanut butter and banana a serious run for it’s money. For people who think peanut butter and banana is just a gag-worthy combination (what’s wrong with you?), this is a perfect alternative – fruit and nut butters are made for each other, as are fruit and chocolate.
I was considering sprinkling one side with icing sugar too, but it was plenty sweet enough without that addition. Although, I certainly wouldn’t look down on anyone who included it.
This would make a perfect Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch, with a strawberry-orange juice smoothie on the side . . . just sayin’ :) And it’s easy enough to make yourself if no one’s bringing you breakfast in bed, as will probably be my case. A couple more years and the kids will be totally breakfast proficient I figure, and my expectations will be RAISED, let me tell you. If you don’t want to grill it in order to skip the extra butter, this combo would be just as good between two slices of toast, and really, if you don’t want the bread, you can just dip the strawberries into the jar of Nutella and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed :)
Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for reading!!
- 4 slices of your favorite bread
- 6-8 strawberries, thinly sliced
- Heat skillet over medium-high heat.
- Meanwhile, lightly butter one side of each slice of bread, then spread Nutella on the other side of each slice. For each sandwich, top one Nutella-ed side with a solid layer of thinly sliced strawberries and top strawberries with remaining slice of bread.
- Place in hot pan and grill to desired darkness, flipping to brown both buttered sides.
- Serve immediately.
Tanya recommended these strawberry-nutella sandwiches to me the other day and both me and my brother were amazed by their deliciousness! Perfect combo! :)
I just have to say I’ve been eating this for lunch several times a week since you posted (and I’m still not sick of it!) It’s delicious! Thank you :)
I’m glad you like it as much as I do!
Kim Beec says
These are amazing. Like the bomb. I’ve not had one before. The U where the kids go to school does nutella and banana ones. Even picky mini-me eats them. Thanks for the sweet comment on my dad’s post. xx
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
Oh Nutella and strawberries. You are so so wonderful together! What a yummy sandwich.
Anna…I would be so excited if someone made this for my breakfast! I love the combination of nutella and strawberries. Put it between a couple of pieces of crunchy bread…and I’m a happy girl! This looks fabulous! : )
Looks delicious. I’m thinking these would also be amazing in a pie iron. You know, those things you grill sandwiches in over the fire?
I bet these would be awesome with peanut butter as well. I’m sure my kids would flip for them! I’m so happy that berries are coming back into season at last!!
Another good combination is peanut and apple. I still remember my mother putting peanut butter on a piece of toast then making a smiley face on top of it with apple. :) It was delicious and just had to make you smile back. :)
This does look like it would really hit the spot. The flavors are too much to resist. This sweet grill looks fabulous! Have a great day!
amy @ fearless homemaker says
oh wow, this sounds delicious! i’d love the strawberries/nutella in a crepe, too. such a fab combo!
They’re one of my favorites in crepes too for sure! I’m always torn between strawberries and raspberries for crepes :)
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
Yum! I love this kind of sandwich!!! Have a wonderful day!!
This is too fun, Anna! I love sweet grilled cheese sandwiches. I have one going up this week too!
Ooh, can’t wait to see it Cassie! I could definitely add another to my rotation!