I figured it was about time for some more pb banana action over here.
Because that sweet and salty pairing never gets old.
I have whipped up a similar brekkie before–that version calls for real yogurt and honey graham crackers, which are delicious, don’t get me wrong–but I wanted to use my new favorite non-dairy “yogurt” (hi cashews!) and get some extra crunchy pretzels, yes pretzels, and cacao nibs in on the fun.
Because of course I need to order the largeee size when ever I pop in, and of course I have to hastily shove it all in my mouth resulting in an excruciating brain freeze…
A way too full belly.
And a way too empty wallet.
But, extremely happy taste buds.
So the solution is to make those lovely flavors come to life at home.
HB Bev uses a nice cream base (frozen bananas blended up, probs with some almond milk in there) with a mountain of delicious crunchy, sugary granola and hippie hemp seeds, but I opted for a less frozen route and omitted the granola because burr it’s chilly out now and I have a sugar problem that still needs addressing.
For my version, basically all you have to do is semi-aggressively mash up half of a very ripe banana, because green bananas shouldn’t be given the time of day until they turn completely yellow. Then stir in your silky cashew milk yogurt and fragrant cinnamon until that mixture is nice and homogenous. Dollop big ole blobs of drippy peanut butter on there, throw on the rest of your banana all sliced up, include a bunch of pretzels sticks, and finally sprinkle those cacao nibs Salt Bae style.
And if you really want this nutty party to get started, spoon roughly chopped roasted peanuts on there too.
P.S. You can use any unsweetened unflavored yogurt you want. I just loovee this stuff.
P.P.S. Creamy or crunchy pb will work well. Just don’t use that crap with added sugar and/or oil. No no no.
P.P.P.S. If you’re gluten-free, make sure your pretzels are gluten-free just like you boo.
P.P.P.P.S. The point of the mashed banana is to sweeten up the yogurt a bit without any actual added sugar. Yay! That’s why you want a ripe banana because riper = sweeter.