Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 whole wheat pita pockets
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Special equipment needed:
- Toaster or toaster oven
1. Preheat the toaster or toaster oven to 350°F.
2. Cut the pita pockets in half and toast them until lightly crispy.
3. Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter inside each pita pocket half.
4. Add a few slices of banana and a sprinkle of bacon crumbles to each pita pocket.
5. Fold the pita pockets in half and serve immediately.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Preheat toaster or toaster oven to 350°F.
- This recipe makes 4 pita pocket halves, serving 2 people.
- Calories per serving: 390
- Total fat: 21g
- Saturated fat: 5g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
- Sodium: 440mg
- Total carbohydrates: 41g
- Dietary fiber: 7g
- Sugars: 14g
- Protein: 14g
Substitutions for ingredients:
- Use almond butter or sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter.
- Use turkey bacon or vegetarian bacon instead of regular bacon.
- Use sliced apples or strawberries instead of bananas.
- Add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg for added flavor.
- Add a handful of granola for extra crunch.
Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the pita pockets are toasted enough to hold the filling without getting soggy.
- Use ripe bananas for maximum sweetness.
- Cook the bacon until crispy for the best texture.
- Store any leftover pita pockets in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- To reheat, place the pita pockets in a toaster or toaster oven and toast until warm and crispy.
- Serve the pita pockets on a colorful plate or platter for a fun presentation.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped peanuts or a few banana slices on top.
- Serve with a side of fresh fruit or a small salad.
Suggested side dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Mixed greens salad with vinaigrette dressing
- Sweet potato fries
- If the pita pockets are too difficult to fold, try cutting them in half instead.
Food safety advice:
- Make sure the bacon is cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.
- The combination of peanut butter and banana was popularized by Elvis Presley, who loved to eat it as a sandwich.
- Sweet, salty, and savory.
- Serve as a quick and easy breakfast or snack.
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