English muffin with peanut butter and banana (and molasses)

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quick, healthy, filling breakfast: toasted english muffin with peanut butter, banana and molasses

When I was growing up we had a family snack that we called cheese-and-bacon-things: take a slice of bread, add a slice of cheese, two strips of bacon and put it under the broiler until the bacon is sizzling, the cheese is bubbling and the bread gets dark and crispy around the edges.

Anything under the broiler is delicious, and warm peanut butter even more so.

That’s why when this brilliantly simple five-star recipe landed in my in-box via CHOW, I knew righ off the bat it had one-uped the cheese-and-bacon-thing.

This broiled English muffin with peanut butter and banana is a quick and healthy breakfast that feels decadent. And filling. (My daughter calls it a peanut butter banana split.)

Fast & healthy brekfast: peanut butter, banana,& molasses open-faced sandwich

Broiled English muffin with peanut butter and banana

Adapted (barely) from CHOW

  • English muffin, split with a fork
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • Half a banana, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tsp Grandma Fancy Molasses


Split the English muffin with a fork. (My mom taught me that). It makes for a better textured toasted English muffin (the bumpy cut sides crisp up beautifully)

It's best to split an English muffin with a fork, rather than slicing it in half with a knife.

Then pop it in the toaster, but don’t toast it fully.

Spread it with peanut butter, layer on the sliced banana and drizzle with molasses.

Spread English muffin with peanut butter, layer on the banana slices and drizzle with molasse.

Place on a baking sheet, pop under the broiler and broil for 3 to 5 minutes.

Eat immediately.

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10 thoughts on “English muffin with peanut butter and banana (and molasses)

  1. Jackie says:

    Those cheese bacon thingies, under the broiler … we had them for lunch, all the time, when we were growing up!

  2. priscilla frenette says:

    LOve all your recipes up to now so can’t wait to try this one too. thanks

  3. priscilla frenette says:

    I have tried quite a few recipes like molasses cookies ,molasses Bread ,cinnamon rolls and coconut and oatmeal cookies ,love them all and i can’t wait to try this recipe as i love english muffins ,banana,peanut butter and molasses. so thanks for sending me these wonderful recipes.

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Priscilla, You’re very welcome. I appreciate all of your comments.

  4. Carol Baker says:

    Can’t wait to try the peanut butter, bananas and molasses. Peanut butter and bananas are favorites, at our house.

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Carol, This was the first time I had ever heated the peanut butter and banana. Hot PB, mixed with molasses, is so delicious!

  5. margaret says:

    Can’t wait to try these next time I buy bananas – I can see they’re going to be worlds beyond my plain old peanut butter and banana on toast!

    Thanks! …margaret

    (We added tomatoes under the bacon and called them Bacon & Cheese & Tomato Snackers…!)

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Margaret, Tomatoes under the cheese. That’s brilliant. I’ll have to tell my brothers and sisters. (It has been a fun revelation to see that there were others who ate this family snack.)

  6. Karen says:

    Oh my. As a girl who was also raised on many a cheese and bacon thing, I can’t wait to try this!

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Karen, You grew up with cheese-and-bacon-things too? That’s great! They were the first things I learned to cook on my own (after toast, that is).

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