Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Redefining the 'J' in 'PB & J.'

Breakfast was quite the adventure this morning. Now that I've recovered, I thought I would share the eye-opening, drippy-nose inducing, coffee-replacing treat with my fellow bloggers:

Peanut Butter, JalapeƱo and Banana Sandwich.

After becoming inspired with a Kitchn post about Peanut butter stuffed jalapeƱos, my curiosity got the better of me and I immediately picked up some peppers.

The verdict: Yeah, I kinda dig it! Probably the most unique breakfast I've slapped together by far. The crunch from the peppers added a fun texture to the sandwich and the heat played well with the sweetness from the banana and the added drizzle of honey. And even though the pepper was pretty damn spicy, the peanut butter kept the heat in check, allowing me to take several bites without perishing.

I'm not sure what possessed me to use an entire pepper in one sandwich though- that was kinda poor planning on my part. Next time (oh yes, there will be a next time!), I'll use less of the pepper and dice it up into smaller bits instead of whole rings, making for a less intimidating, better distribution of heat.

I was starting to feel a bit bummed that I didn't bring my usual iced coffee to work today, but after that sandwich, there simply was no need. Turns out spice is an adequate substitute for caffeine.

1 comment:

Mo Diva said...

that is very very brave of you!
i actually like a little heat in my pb!
That looks like it worked well although, yeah, i do think you got a jalapeno happy :-)
Great idea!