Sometimes, I think the best recipes are those that are cobbled together…a little of this, a little of that, nothing measured. Just a few favorite ingredients in a bowl, in a cup, on a plate. Snacking especially lends itself to improv eating.
Although my go to snack often is enough to satisfy, sometimes, I’m looking for something a little bit more…
Peanut butter + banana have long been a favorite of mine. (In my white-bread eating days, it was especially satisfying eat the pb+b on a toasted plain bagel.)
Add in naturally sweet dried coconut and raisins and the hint of cinnamon and you have an unconventional, yet satisfying snack. I usually toss all these ingredients in a bowl, but for the pictures, I used a small canning jar, because it just looks prettier.
If you have a nut allergy, substitute in sunflower seed butter. And if you prefer eating raw, use a raw nut butter. I recommend using a salted nut/seed butter as it complements the delicate sweetness of the fruit.
Salty Sweet Peanut Butter Banana Jumblelaya
1 banana per person
Unsweetened, shredded dried coconut
Salted peanut butter or nut or seed butter of choice
1. Slice bananas into a bowl, jar or mug
2. Sprinkle on cinnamon
3. Add remaining ingredients in desired quantity
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