Recent events in my life have reminded me about the importance of simplicity.
Recently as part of a Foodbuzz challenge we were asked to come up with an idea for the ultimate banana split and it made me think: When was the last time I even thought of a banana split? Its simple and enjoyable and for the most part takes so little time out of your day. One of my readers even commented on how they had completely forgotten about banana splits as a creative way to have dessert.
So as fun as it is to come up with creative takes on baking & cooking, I thought it might be fun to keep it simple.
Enter the Nutella Banana Sandwich. Now you can file this idea under "another way Tiffany tries to prevent the spoilage and the ultimate demise of her ripe bananas." I buy bananas with the best of intentions and then they ultimately end in the trash. But this time I toasted two slices of wheat bread and spread mashed banana and about 3 tbsp of Nutella on them, slapped it together and put a dab of whipped cream on top.
My husband is still enjoying these sandwiches. They're so easy to make and yet so delicious. Sometimes the most simple ideas make the best desserts.
Nutella Banana Sandwich
2 slices of wheat bread
1 small to medium mashed banana
3 tbsp of Nutella (or more if you are as obsessed as myself)
Toast the wheat bread in a toaster or in the oven (I don't have counterspace for a toaster so I just put two pieces of bread in a 400 degree oven - after I took out my casserole for dinner - for about 5 minutes)
Mash the banana and spoon onto one side of the bread and spread the nutella on the other slice. Put the sandwich together and slice on the diagonal. Add some whipped cream.