Nutella & Banana Breakfast Panino


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Happy Wednesday, loves!

Lydia and I have been preparing breakfast to-order lately.  Here’s our menu from this past weekend:

Freshly-squeezed OJ, coffee and tea

Eggs Any Way with bacon and/or sausage, toast and/or a cheddar biscuit warm from the oven

Smoked Salmon Omelet with chive crème fraîche

Belgian Waffle with warm maple syrup

Oatmeal topped with caramelized bananas and pecans.

This weekend we’ll add a breakfast BLTA—an  egg sandwich with bacon, arugula, oven-roasted tomato and avocado on toasted sourdough.

But nothing compares to a toasted nutella & banana breakfast sandwich.

I advise dusting with powdered sugar and presenting it to the one you love on a special plate.  Or you can savor it my way— straight from a paper towel, alone at the kitchen counter.


Nutella & Banana Breakfast Panini

Serves 1 lucky duck


2 slices egg bread (brioche or challah)

1-2 tablespoons nutella

1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened


Preheat your panini press or a nonstick pan over medium-high heat

Spread the nutella evenly on one side of each bread slice.  Top one piece with the sliced bananas and press the bread into a sandwich.  Spread both sides with butter and place in the the hot press or pan.

Close your panini press until bread is toasty and nutella has melted, about 3 minutes.  If using a nonstick pan, press the sandwich down with a heavy lid or your spatula. Turn your heat to medium and flip when the first side is golden brown, about 2 minutes.  Cook until the second side is golden brown, about 2 minutes more.

13 Comments on Nutella & Banana Breakfast Panino

  1. applesandonions
    January 12, 2011 at 8:44 am (12 years ago)

    YES! Let’s add this to this weekend’s menu. xo,LEH

  2. Julie and Lauren
    January 12, 2011 at 10:18 am (12 years ago)

    Omg, this looks amazing! I’m drooling at my desk : ( I might need to make this this weekend.

  3. Jane Ellison
    January 12, 2011 at 10:55 am (12 years ago)

    wow now your doing breakfast!

  4. Sarah Hanson
    January 12, 2011 at 11:48 am (12 years ago)

    Sounds outrageously good!

  5. Halie
    January 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm (12 years ago)

    Oh my sweet Jesus this looks good!

  6. Jennifer
    January 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm (12 years ago)

    Come on! It’s not even fair how delicious this looks.

  7. Eve
    January 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm (12 years ago)

    This looks delicious! You have designed my perfect sandwich!!

  8. Rebecca Hanover
    January 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm (12 years ago)

    Sarah, this looks amazing. Do you think it could be made with chocolate almond/hazelnut butter? I just got a panini press for Christmas!

  9. Sarah Lagrotteria
    January 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm (12 years ago)

    Hi all! So glad to know you like nutells as much as me : ). Thanks for all your comments! @Rebecca, I think it would taste amazing with chocolate almond or hazelnut butter! Let me know how it turns out.

  10. Lauren O'Donovan
    January 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm (12 years ago)

    This looks absolutely amazing, my stomach is trying to escape out of my body to get at the screen!

    Fantastic feature in Daily Candy! Congratulations Ladies!

  11. Sarah
    January 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm (12 years ago)

    I have tried this before! SOO delicious. For an added kick I used semisweet chocolate chips…O M Gooodness!

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