It’s Snack Time
I’m on the hunt for some yummy snacks. Particularly ones that will give some good energy in the morning because Gregory and I seem to be not eating breakfast any more. I offer, and I cook. But food is wasted. And I hate wasting things. Especially food. So I’ve stopped cooking breakfast and we just snack on fruits all morning.
Eating apples and oranges are good for you, but boring day after day. Mixing things up a bit, I created a new morning snack that Gregory and I have become obsessed with. Peanut Butter and Bananas. I know, you’ve never heard of it before. Shocker. Just hear me out, I think you’ll like this recipe more than just another spoon full of PB and a bite of banana.
Melted Peanut Butter
For this recipe you’re going to need to have melted peanut butter. This shouldn’t be a problem if you’re anyone unlike me. You see, I don’t own a microwave. I can’t just throw some PB inside and nuke it for 10-20 seconds. When I realized I wanted to melt peanut butter, and I didn’t have a microwave, I was scared my brilliant idea for a snack wasn’t even going to be made.
Melt Peanut Butter Without A Microwave
Never fear, where there’s a will, there’s a way. I knew there had to be a way, and it didn’t take much to discover it. Here is how I melted peanut butter without a microwave.
- Fill a pot with water and boil on the stove
- Scoop some Peanut Butter into a mason jar
- Place jar in boiling water
- Stir peanut butter in jar until smooth
- Remove jar from boiling water
TA-DA! Melted peanut butter. There is more work involved, but less radiation. So it’s a payoff that is worth it in my opinion. Plus, there just isn’t space for a microwave in my tiny home.
DO use a mason/canning jar. They are made to be heated in boiling water, they have a less likelyhood of shattering after being heated and cooled. Other glass may become weak and break after a few uses.
DON’T walk away from the jar once you put it in the water. It won’t take any time at all for the peanut butter to melt. If it takes 15 seconds in the microwave, it’ll take 15 seconds on the stove.
DO use a spoon and stir the peanut butter while it is on the stove. This will melt the peanut butter faster, and make sure there are no clumps.
DON’T overestimate how much peanut butter you will use. It’s not very fun cleaning peanut butter out of a mason jar because you used too much and it hardened and now you’ve got a cup of PB to wash.
DO melt a little bit of peanut butter at a time, and come back to melt more if you run out while drizzling.
Peanut Butter Banana Snack
Here is my yummy and easy peanut butter and banana snack. I make it with peanut butter, but you can make it with honey if you’re allergic to peanuts. Or use both, or alternate. Have fun, experiment, and don’t forget if you change up ingredients and it turns out delicious, let me know your recipe in the comments. Sharing is caring, and I would love to see what you came up with.
- Peel and slice banana
- Melt peanut butter
- Place bananas on plate
- Place almond slices on plate
- Drizzle melted peanut butter on top
- Eat and enjoy
Between Gregory and myself, we eat one banana. We’ve made two, but couldn’t finish both. This is a really healthy snack that should fill you up for an hour or two.
Another alternative is to use apples instead of bananas. An excellent variation to alternate in with your honey, peanut butter and banana options.
This also makes a really good filling for a sandwich if you are looking for a bit more filler… add bread.
Before you Go
I hope you try and enjoy this snack. If you’re looking for a yummy meal, check out this Sloppy Joe’s recipe that has had me coming back for more since I was a little girl. And don’t forget to check back for a delicious apple grilled cheese sandwich. Trust me, you’re going to want this in your life. It’s a new Radhuber favourite.