Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
A sweet, warm breakfast idea. Cooked like a grilled cheese, but filled with melted peanut butter and warm bananas.
A sweet, warm breakfast idea. Cooked like a grilled cheese, but filled with melted peanut butter and warm bananas.
I made two different types of grilled sandwiches, one with chunky peanut butter and bananas and one with dark chocolate-peanut butter and bananas. I melted a bit of butter in the pan to cook the sandwiches in, which made it easier for me. The kids loved this combo and devoured the sandwiches. Will make this again, but I think next time I might try cream cheese and strawberry preserves, with sliced strawberries for myself.Read More
I made two different types of grilled sandwiches, one with chunky peanut butter and bananas and one with dark chocolate-peanut butter and bananas. I melted a bit of butter in the pan to cook the sandwiches in, which made it easier for me. The kids loved this combo and devoured the sandwiches. Will make this again, but I think next time I might try cream cheese and strawberry preserves, with sliced strawberries for myself.
Simply awesome! A slightly sweet, warm treat for breakfast or just about any other time of day! It's perfect when you need something on the go or for a quick snack. I love when a few simple ingredients come together to form something so good! I made mine for breakfast using cinnamon-raisin bread vs. whole wheat and sliced the banana nice and thin. I'm a definite peanut butter addict so this was right up my alley! You just gotta love peanut butter when it's nice and melty!
You Americans have the best and sometimes weirdest combos for sandwiches ive ever seen.ive just got to love pb&j,but this is amazing.definetly a new favorite.i made it in my pannini maker and it worked perfect.had it with maple syrup drizzled over it for breakfast was lovely.thanx great recipe. Ive also had a similer sandwich but with a nutty chocolate spread and banana.give that a go.all gooey and great.
We love these grilled in margarine then rolled in cinammon and sugar! Yum!
I made this for Husband last night, and he asked me to drizzle a little honey over the bananas. This added a nice flavor. My only suggestion would be to use nice ripe bananas - mine were a little bit on on the green side, and not terribly flavorsome. Thanks!
Just like Josey said, serve open-faced... with just two little changes. First, don't make this into a sandwich, but rather into French Toast! Second be sure to use plenty of maple syrup.
Make sure your peanut buttter layers are really thin, so it doesn't overpower the sandwich. I used natural peanut butter as well as a small amount of butter in the pan. I sliced my banana into 3 lengthwise pieces and placed on the bread then drizzled a small amount of agave onto the bananas.
OK - this is one of those "why haven't I thought of that before recipes...it's sooo good! I served this open faced with honey drizzled all over and fell completely in love. I will enjoy this for years to come. Thanks a million.
i eat at least twice a week when i need a quick lunch. it is even better with cinnamon chips because they melt into spots of cinnamony gooey-ness.
I often make mine in the "Snackster," or sandwich maker. You can just put it in and forget about it and it comes out perfect every time!
You can't help falling in love with this sandwich
Sooooo good!!! I use low fat bread and butter spray to cut dfown on calories. Cant even tell the defference. It is very filling too.
Drizzled with a little honey and sprinkled with cinnamon, this is one of the most heavenly breakfasts ever!
really should be 4 1/2 stars. warm, gooey, and sweet! i drizzled honey over my bananas and toasted my sandwhich on my quesadia machine. mmm mmm good.
This was good. Sprinkled a mixture of cinnamon & sugar on the outside. Thanks for the recipe.
This was Elvis' favorite sandwich. The only thing different he did with his was to mash the banana before adding to the bread. Sometimes we subsitute almond butter for the peanut butter. Great sandwich!
I made this sandwich this morning and it's become my new favorite thing to eat for breakfast! I love the warm, melted peanut butter plus the banana. It's such a wonderful combo!
Make this great recipe quicker w/no cleanup; place an oven rack to highlest level and select "broil" on your oven to preheat. Over the sink, brush olive oil on one side of each slice of bread; put on your fixins'between the 'dry' sides, then set sandwich on a paper plate (don't apply oil on paper plate as excess oil may catch plate on fire). Place on top rack for one minute; check to see if toasted, if not, check in 30 second increments. When nicely toasted, flip and repeat). Great sandwich, no cleanup! Click button if tip was helpful.
another excellent recipe-good for a quick breakfast or lunch.as a vegetarian ,i like something to put together with what i have on hand.couldn't be easier and very good!
Not only was it delicious, but my EXTREMELY picky toddler loved it. Definitely something I'll make again! I made it exactly the way the recipe said to and it came out great. Probably would have been good made with butter instead of cooking spray as well.
Yummy! Drizzled honey on top of the bananas and it tasted great. I also used cream cheese and jelly and it tasted better.
I made this for my picky 94 year old gran and she ate every bite !
Very intriguing recipe, so I just had to try it. I agree with other reviews, though. Don't over-do the PB or it could overpower the sandwich. The banana should be the star of the show. Creamy, sweet, and absolutely delicious! May try to add some choc chips next time for a fun after-school snack.
First its peanut butter sandwiches. Then some peanut butter and banana. Next thing you know, you're grilling the dang thing :) This one is great in a panini maker so long as you use texas toast and use a bit less peanut butter.
This was fantastic! Why didn't I ever think of this?? Now if only I wasn't on a no carb no sugar diet!! LOL
I have been making these grilled sandwiches for years. They are great if you have to eat on the run and it has all healthy ingredients too. If I don't feel like getting a skillet out, I just spread the peanut butter on toasted bread and top with sliced bananas.
this is how we like our banana sandwiches --- spread cinnamon-raisin bread with butter, place slices of banana on one bread, sprinkle generously with sugar, close up sandwich and place in a sandwich maker, 3 minutes later --- voila! YUMMY AND SATISFYING!
I tried to make mine with Nutella and turned out just as good!! I also spread butter on the outer sides of the bread, better color and flavor! Try to cook it on low heat, therefore the bread will be crunchier and it minimals the risk of getting burnt. Delicious!!
I made this for breakfast the other day and served it wil turkey bacon and fruit. Instead of bread though I used La tortilla whole wheat wraps. I just put the peanut butter and bannas on one side and folded it over. the wrap only has 80 calories so its a healthier option. delicious! Husband loved it!
My 3 year old loves this for breakfast :-)
One of my all time favorites! Definitely use over ripe bananas for this. I also sometimes make something similar but without bread- just heat a mashed banana in a pan for 3-4 minutes, then drizzle with a bit of peanut butter and cook an additional 30 seconds.
Teenagers loved it! I will definately make it again.
Edible but not too tasty - I used a chunky peanut butter that had a lot of oil in it, but the sandwich was very dry. I wouldn't make it again.
this was good. i didn't think it would be but it was- i used butter instead of cooking spray
A childhood favorite. My mom always added a little honey to this sandwich.
LOVE LOVE LOVE. Another suggestion is using a 100-calorie, multigrain English muffin instead of bread if you want something lighter. Also a fun twist is putting a few chocolate chips in between the bananas... it's fabulous!
Yum! Add a some honey and cinnamon and it will be even better!
Mmm simple and yummy. I used butter instead of cooking spray. And added chocolate sauce on another one. Really good thanks for the recipe.
Absolutely delicious! I made this great grilled cheese sandwich with fresh, home-made whole wheat bread that I had just finished baking, which adds a lot of flavor and a nutritional boost. I did grill it with a thin spreading of butter rather than spraying the pan with cooking spray, however. Will definitely keep this recipe and make often for a quick supper when we're looking for something "different" and will try it on our company when they bring their little ones. Thanks!
Mmmmm hhhmmmm....very good. I made an open faced sandwich with a drizzle of honey. It was right on and hit the spot!!
So yummy! I've always been just a peanut butter sandwich person, but now i will be adding bananas from now on! :)
I loved this recipe! I'm a fan of all things peanut butter and banana, and this was no exception. I used some yummy sourdough bread from the bakery and sliced the bananas lengthwise to get long strips that stayed on the bread better. I drizzed some honey over the peanut butter on the inside and they were delicious. Warm and gooey and defnitely something I make a lot of.
Not bad! Had for lunch with some baked potato chips. Yum!
Love this with Rye bread
my family loves there just add a little honey in there and thats what my husband and daughter beg me for on a weekly basis!!!
I used butter rather than cooking spray and my son thought it was good. But he likes any kind of peanut butter sandwich. I will be sure to make this again.
I liked this as a kid, but never tried it grilled. Because my youngest has some food allergies, I tried this with spelt bread and almond butter. I tried grilling and using a toaster oven--grilling definitely works better for spelt bread because it's so dense. This was a good breakfast idea, and got even higher reviews when I added a little maple syrup :)
We love these at my house. Another option is to replace the bananas with thin slices of apples and drizzle on a little honey!
The kids loved them...they want more bananas in them next time though! Great flavors, simple to put together! Just what every mom needs now and then.
This was awesome! Great way to use those bananas.
I made this for my kids, ages 7 & 8, for breakfast this AM. They loved it! We followed the recipe as written, other than buttering the bread instead of using a spray. This will be a nice breakfast when it is cold!
WOW! I never knew peanut butter melted so creamy! I recommend you only spread on thin layers of peanut butter or it might be too overwhelming. I did one thin layer on each bread slice so the banana was in the middle. Awesome. Cooked with butter on panini maker. Easy. Sliced the banana thin length wise. Laid long, thin pieces across bread. Fabulously delicious.
I thought this was okay, the kids ate it but hubby was not a fan (big surprise there).
Got milk? You'll need a tall glass while eating this one. One whole banana is too much for my tastes. I used almost half. I also buttered the bread instead of using spray. This is much better than a regular PB and banana sandwich.
What a simply brilliant idea! The peanut butter softens, the grilled bread adds just the right amount of crunch, and the banana supplies sweetness. This is healthy, fast, easy, and oh, SO delicious.
LOVE. It's such an awesome, quick meal. Great for those who want something warm on a cold day or those who are tired of the traditional sandwiches. To make this a little more healthy, try only putting half the peanut butter (i thought 2 tablespoons was overpowering) on whole wheat bread.
What a brilliant idea! I eat PB/Banana sandwiches all the time and NEVER would have thought to heat it up! With a little cinnamon and honey; delicious!
I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches but never tried it grilled. Very simple for a quick snack. I used ripe bananas and the sweetness was just right.
this was really yummy! the warm peanut butter and bananas was a nice warm treat for breakfast. adding some maple syrup to it was a nice little extra. i used to make peanut butter and banana sandwiches but never thought to grill it :) next time ill try doing it like a french toast how one of the reviewers said
I had heard of peanut butter and banana together but hadn't tried it before now. For grilling, I used unsalted butter. My sons liked it a lot but weren't awed by it. If I try it again, I will not be grilling and I'll add some honey as someone else suggested.
I make this often for my daughter and I for lunches and even dinner. Another variation is to grill the classic PJ&J minus the banana. This can also be done the oven, I put ours in the toaster oven and skip cooking sprays. I LOVE IT! Ooey, Gooey, Yumminess! :)
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! We put honey on ours before we grilled and didn't bother with syrup. They were amazing!
Brilliant! a fantastic snack for one and all... I loved it! my husband loved it! stupendous! anyways.. great idea.
very good! I also used some reviewers' suggestions to drizzle honey on the bananas and served on rye. my 2 year old loved this as well!
Very good for kids lunch.
Made me feel like a kid again. It was simple and good.
My eleven year old daughter loved it! She ate the whole entire sandwich which she usually never finishes an entire sandwich because she hates bread.. but LOVED this !!!! thanks
This did not go over well with the kids. I don't know if anybody ate all of theirs? It just didn't work out.
I make this all the time for my little ones. One thing I do differently, is I add a little dizzle of honey. Delicious!
Just made it and it was delicious!
Apparently I'm the minority here, but I did not like this.
My daughter said she like them more than regular peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Simply delicious! Definitely will make again!
It's a real lunch saver! I was working on making a casserole, chicken broccoli with rainbow pasta and forgot to defrost the broccoli, so in the mean time I fixed this sandwich for my son and he loved it! Honestly, I didn't taste it but I have made peanut butter banana sandwich at another time but I didn't think about toasting the bread, great idea!
I did it with cinnamon toast instead of regular. I think it tasted really good that way :)
No one in my family liked this.
yum! This is what I was craving! It hit the spot. Thank you
Wow did elvis know how to eat! I used homemade wheat bread and all natural peanut butter. I also only used half a banana and yogurt butter instead of cooking spray. So good i ate this for breakfast and lunch in the same day!
Delicious! I have eaten peanut butter and banana sandwiches all my life, but never grilled. The only thing I did differently was to cook it in butter. I made them for my 2 and 4 year old grandsons, and they weren't overly impressed but they are soooo picky.
I love this recipe! Today was about my third or fourth time making it, so I decided to mix things up a little. Instead of coating both the slices of bread with peanut butter, I used peanut butter on only one of the two, and used custard creme on the other. It makes the sandwich less gooey but still sweet.
OMG! This little sandwich begs to be savored and enjoyed. It made for a relaxing lunch today, together with a cup of hot tea.
I tried this for my preschool kids and called it "Curious George" sandwiches (cause that's what he'd eat). I really thought it was great - the grilling brought out a toastiness in the bananas. The bananas were a bit runny and messy though. My kids didn't like it as much as me. Only 1 out of three finished theirs.
very good even my picky 4yr old loved them
These were pretty good. My kids loved them and they made a nice quick lunch for us with a glass of milk. I would make these again.
Very very rich and different and very yummy. Be warned, mine was burning after 1 minute on each side, rather than the 2 minutes they estimated here, so be sure to check it periodically.
I have made grilled PB&J for decades, and also love PB/banana sandwiches, but never thought to grill them! One suggestion to make them less dry, as one reviewer commented: Butter both sides of the sandwich before frying it. How do you manage that, you ask? Make a "butter sandwich" then put the peanut butter and bananas on the top slice of bread. Now pick up the sandwich, separate the bottom slice and put it on top, butter side out. Now put the sandwich in the skillet and you will have a golden brown and moist sandwich! I'm a chunky PB guy, and ascribe my longevity to a lifetime of eating peanut butter!
No, try this on an ENGLISH MUFFIN. I am serious, I eat this EVERY morning for breakfast. I also drizzle a little honey over the peanut butter, and then slice the bananas over that. Just enough for breakfast, and a great source of protein to get me through the morning! There is NOTHING like melted peanut butter over a toasted english muffin... I buy the $1 six pack and they are even better than the brand name. Try it. You'll be hooked! (Oh yeah, and let the bananas ripen a little more...SO good that way!)
Super Healthy, cheap, quick, and delicious. All around awesome recipe.
I add nutella to it but I would add it to everything sweet if i could. Just found out my hubby of 9 years has never had peanut butter and banana sandwiches. So gonna make it for breakfast yummy! sometimes I dont grill it and add some jelly
Pretty yummy.. I love anything with peanut butter & banana's. I buttered it like grilled cheese though, I am not a fan of cooking spray. Came out delicious :-D
Our family was pleasantly surprised at how yummy this was. We tried it at Graceland (it was a favorite of Elvis Presley). ;) Sweet, excellent combination. It may become a regular in our lunch/snack lineup.
It was a bit too messy for me but still delicious and filling!!!
Good with some honey-- i mean i thought it was okay.. It wasn't my hubby' fav a lot, he didnt seem to care for it at all..
I really thought this was a "5" but I made a few changes from the recipe - I used Skippy Natural with Honey Pnut Butter and spread the outside of the bread with mayo plus added some to the inside as well. The nice crunchy, grilled bread was a good contrast to the creamy, gooey middle. This is a tasty lunch treat - not just for breakfast!
I always love the idea of peanut butter&banana. I usually toast my bread then spread with pb&banana. Never ever in my life i put it on a pan. And i did today. I spread some butter at the open sides before it was on the stove. It was uhhmaazzzingg!! Love this recipe!
If you have never tried this, it is a must! Do take the advice many others have offered and use ripe bananas. Much tastier and a little more nutritious than the old standby of pb & j. I use light margarine rather than pan spray...PERFECT!