This is a quick, grown-up twist on the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich. Here, it is open-faced, and the bananas are sprinkled with a little sugar, then broiled to get a crunchy, sweet topping. The protein-packed peanut butter will help fill you up, for a fast and satisfying breakfast.

English Muffin with Bruléed Banana and Peanut Butter

Ingredients

English muffin
1 small banana
3 tablespoons natural peanut butter (no added sugar)
2 teaspoons packed light or dark brown sugar

Preparation

Heat the broiler to high and arrange a rack in the highest position. Meanwhile, split the English muffin and slice the banana into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.

Place the muffin halves directly on the oven rack (the broiler doesn’t need to be completely hot yet). Broil, flipping once, until toasted, about 5 minutes total.

Remove the muffin halves to a work surface. Divide the nut butter between the halves and spread it into an even layer, making sure to spread it all the way to the edges. Evenly shingle the banana slices on the muffin halves and sprinkle with the brown sugar.

Place the muffins on a baking sheet and broil until the sugar is browned and caramelized, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Serve immediately.

*Recipe and image courtesy of CHOW.com*