This grilled Honey and Banana Sandwich is the BEST -- honestly good enough to pass as a dessert! This sandwich starts with rich buttered brioche bread and is covered in creamy mascarpone cheese with thick banana slices, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The bread and bananas get caramelized as they're grilled, which results in an explosion of flavor and the perfect sweetness.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword honey and banana sandwich
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 15minutes
2slicesbrioche breadI like Sara Lee® Artesano™ Brioche
1 and 1/2tablespoonsmascarpone cheese
ASSEMBLY: Lay out the pieces of bread. Spread mascarpone cheese on one side of one piece of bread. Cut bananas into thick (½ to 3/4-inch thick) slices and place them on the other piece of bread. Drizzle honey all over the bananas -- add to taste ( we like about 2 teaspoons). Sprinkle cinnamon to taste right on top – about 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon, depending on preference. Place the piece of bread with mascarpone cheese on top of the bread with bananas. Smooth butter on that top piece of bread (facing outwards).
COOK: Preheat a griddle or skillet to medium-high heat. Add the sandwich, buttered side down, to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. While the sandwich is cooking, spread butter on the side of bread facing you that hasn't been buttered yet. Using a large spatula, flip the sandwich and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
ENJOY: Remove from heat, slice in half, and enjoy.