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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Random Willynillyness Cooking Presents: Sabroso Saturday ~ Almond Butter and Banana Grill

Yes I am still on the campaign to promote milk! And today I have a really yummy recipe. When I first saw it, I wasn't sure I would like it. I never tried almond butter but I figured it was just like peanut butter so it might be good.

I again used the 2% organic chocolate milk for this recipe. And can I tell you that I haven't had chocolate milk in forever but now that my recipes require it, I am starting to like it all over again! The other night instead of a hot chocolate, I had warm chocolate milk and it was yummy!

Some interesting facts:• Milk drinkers, in general, consume more calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and vitamin A than non-milk drinkers.
• Flavored milk drinkers have lower intakes of soft drinks compared to those who do not drink flavored milk.

Today's recipe is great for kids and adults. It makes a tasty lunch or snack. The recipe is so easy and even a child could make it. It takes minutes to make and I think you will love it.

Almond Butter and Banana GrillMakes 1 serving

• 2 slices multigrain bread
• 1 tbsp almond butter
• ½ small banana cut in slices
• 1 cup low fat chocolate milk

• Spread the almond butter on one slice of the bread
• Mash the banana and spread on the other slice
• Press the slices together and grill sandwich over low heat in a grill or small pan coated with cooking spray
• Serve with a glass of cold low fat chocolate milk

Nutritional Information:
Includes 1-8oz glass of low fat chocolate milk
444 calories; 8 g fat; 2 g saturated fat; 18 g protein; 79 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 387 mg calcium

I added a little powdered sugar on top to make it look pretty and it was very tasty! I really liked the almond butter. It had a little more sophisticated taste than peanut butter would. And what is great is that this sandwich can also be made with peanut butter as well. You can use any other type of bread as well. It is easy and versatile.

So if you want a quick and tasty snack or lunch, try this delish recipe!!

For more information, follow the Bigote de Leche (Milk Mustache) Campaign on Twitter and Facebook. To see more delicious milk recipes, go to the Elige Leche website and do a search. Make sure to head over to Latina on Mission and check out the other Sabroso Saturday recipes by participating bloggers!

Disclosure: This is a paid post created in collaboration with Latina on a Mission and Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP). All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.


  1. I've never tried almond butter but I do like peanut butter and banana so I bet this would be a delicious variation.

  2. Wow that is really a yummy recipe. The picture looks so good that it made me hungry!

  3. NICE! It's always good to have chocolate milk, now I'm wondering about this combination of flavors. Yummmm

  4. This sandwich sounds like pure heaven! I always do the PB never almond. I am adding almond butter to my grocery list as we speak. Thanks for sharing!

  5. It looks delish! Thank you for your pictures because they sold me the recipe.

  6. I have to give that a try. I'm sure my kids would like it - they like PB&J but I'm the picky one when it comes to sandwiches like that. Thanks for sharing!

  7. love presentation! the powder sugar makes it look gourmet. I bet that sandwich taste good dipped in hot chocolate milk. yum!

  8. I LOVE almond butter! Just tonight, I spread some on some graham crackers, topped with sliced bananas, and drizzled with a little honey. Yum. now I have to try this recipe, too!