The end of summer brings with it many beautiful changes: the weather starts to cool down, leaves start to fall… and we go from watching regular season baseball games to the playoffs. After a whole season (that’s more than 2,300 baseball games!) of chowing down on the same ballpark fare at stadiums across the country, who isn’t ready to try something new?
As we finally watch the best teams go head to head for a chance at being #1, it’s time to shake up one of America’s favorite ballpark picks with a new food combination straight out of left field: The Peanut Butter Banana Dog.
Combining the conveniently handheld nature of the beloved ballpark hot dog bun, the sweetness of a ripe banana, and some crunchy peanut butter perfection will create a nutty menu item that’s sure to appeal to even the most seasoned baseball fan. To make the Peanut Butter Banana Dog at home, you’ll need:
- Peanut Butter
- Ripe Bananas
- Jelly instead of Ketchup
- Crushed peanuts for a crunchy garnish
- Hot Dog Buns
If you’re looking to further dress up your sandwich, fry or throw your banana “dog” on the grill. You could even try variations based on the well-known “city” dogs. A New York-style with coconut shavings instead of sauerkraut. A Los Angeles-style with apple slices in place of jalapeños. They’re all in playoff contention!
So if you’re tired of frankfurters and mustard, the Peanut Butter Banana Dog is a grand slam for shaking up your watch party snack tray. Enjoy!