Grilled banana sandwiches

Photographer: Emma
Makes 2 sandwiches

Here at Fisher & Paykel we are fortunate to work with people in countries from Thailand, to Mexico, Australia and the United States.  We are fond of these inter-continental relationships and so decided this month that we would pay homage to them, celebrating the cultural diversity that filters its way through our workplace. Through our predominantly cyber communications we quickly come to identify those amongst us who share a common love for food.  And thus the sharing and learning begins!

This recipe for grilled banana sandwiches comes to you from the USA from Melissa Eboli, a territory manager in the New York Metro market.  Melissa’s nine-to-five sees her building valuable relationships with our retailers, educating them on our products and services.  Outside of work she runs a website which promotes healthy living through exercise, nutrition and cooking.  Over to Melissa…..

Great creations come from an empty pantry!  This recipe is a prime example of on the fly kitchen creativity. I always enjoy the challenge of creating original ways to make traditional concoctions, especially when working with whatever ingredients are on hand. My AM breakfast sandwich that also makes for a great snack any time of the day stemmed out of my boyfriend wanting some toast with almond butter and jam. Not having any jam one morning, but a pumpkin butter preserve that’s just a sweet and superior flavor to regular jelly, my creation was born! I added sliced bananas to round out the meal, with pecans and cinnamon for some extra flavor and crunch.


4 slices bread
4 tbsp almond butter
4 tbsp maple syrup
2 bananas, sliced
Pecans, chopped


1. Butter the bread (the buttered sides will touch the griddle/sandwich maker), flip over and spread almond butter on 2 of the 4 slices. Top with banana slices, drizzle with maple syrup and then sprinkle with cinnamon and pecans. Put the the second slice of bread on top (buttered side up).
2. On a pre-heated griddle or in a sandwich maker, toast the sandwiches until golden.
3. Cut in two, plate and drizzle with maple syrup to serve.