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Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

I just made the most incredible grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, and I can’t get over how delicious it is! 

Can we talk about the genius combination of peanut butter and bananas? It’s like a match made in heaven. But when you add in the crispy, buttery grilled bread? Game-changer.

I totally get why it was Elvis’s favorite! Try it when you’re in the mood for comfort food. Trust me, it’ll make your day a whole lot better. 

Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich stack on a wooden board.
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Why You’ll Love This Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Nostalgic Treat: Biting into a warm, gooey peanut butter and banana sandwich transports you back to childhood.

Quick and Easy: You can make it with just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time. It’s perfect for busy days!

Endless Customization: Get creative with add-ins like granola, honey, and cinnamon sugar. Or try bacon for an Elvis-inspired twist!

Anytime Snack: Whether you want a quick breakfast, lunch, or snack, this sandwich has you covered.

Sandwich grilled in a griddle plate.

Ingredients

  • Thick White Bread or Cinnamon Swirl Bread: Sturdy slices hold up well to the gooey filling. The cinnamon swirl adds an extra layer of flavor.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: It acts as a “glue” for the banana slices. Look for natural peanut butter with minimal ingredients.
  • Ripe Banana: Choose bananas with yellow peels and a few brown spots for optimal flavor and texture.
  • Butter: It helps to achieve a crispy, golden-brown exterior when grilled. 
  • Drizzle of Honey or Sprinkle of Cinnamon Sugar (Optional): Honey provides additional sweetness, while cinnamon sugar creates a crunchy, caramelized crust. 
Sandwich topped with peanut butter, honey and banana filling

How to Make a Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Follow these easy steps to make it:

1. SPREAD the peanut butter on one side of each slice of bread. Cover it from edge to edge.

2. ADD the banana slices over one slice. Add honey, if desired.

3. TOP the sandwich with the remaining slice of bread, peanut butter side down.

4. BUTTER the bread on one side then place in a skillet or griddle pan. Butter the top side in the pan.

5. GRILL the sandwich for 2-3 minutes per side.

6. COOL for a few minutes, then enjoy the gooey, crispy, sweet, and nutty combination! 

    Grilled loaf of bread with banana and peanut butter filling.

    Tips for the Best Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

    These tried-and-true tips make this sandwich even better:

    • The thicker, the better. Apply a thick layer of peanut butter on both slices of bread to ensure a creamy, flavorful sandwich.
    • Be even with the bananas. Cut the banana into even, 1/4-inch slices for optimal distribution and easier grilling.
    • Have fun with add-ins. Try sprinkling granola, mini chocolate chips, or shredded coconut for added crunch and flavor.
    • Try tasty variations. Swap peanut butter for almond or cashew butter. Drizzle with honey, or sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for tasty twists on the classic.
    • Work some panini perfection: Grilling it in a panini press gives it those classic grill lines.

    More Peanut Butter Treats To Try

    Peanut Butter Banana Bread
    Peanut Butter Pancakes
    Peanut Butter Mousse
    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

    Course: Main CourseCuisine: American
    Servings

    1

    servings
    Prep time

    2

    minutes
    Cooking time

    6

    minutes
    Calories

    553

    kcal

    This grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich is over-the-top delicious! It’s quick, easy, and will make you feel like a kid again.

    Ingredients

    • 2 slices thick white bread or cinnamon swirl bread

    • 2-3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

    • 1 ripe banana, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds

    • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

    • Optional: drizzle of honey, sprinkle of cinnamon sugar

    Instructions

    • Spread a generous amount of peanut butter on one side of each slice of bread, covering it from edge to edge. The peanut butter acts as a glue to hold the banana slices in place.
    • Arrange the banana slices evenly over the peanut butter on one of the bread slices. Optionally, drizzle a little honey over the bananas for extra sweetness.
    • Top with the remaining slice of bread, peanut butter side down, to form a sandwich.
    • Spread the softened butter on the outside of both slices of bread. This helps the bread get crispy and golden brown when grilled.
    • Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Place the sandwich on the hot surface and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until the bread is toasted to a golden brown color and the peanut butter is melty.
    • Remove from heat and let cool for a minute before slicing in half diagonally. For an extra treat, sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over the top of the sandwich.
    • Serve warm and enjoy the gooey, crispy, sweet, and nutty combination! The grilling makes the flavors and textures really come together.

    Notes

    • Use ripe but still firm bananas so they hold their shape and don’t get mushy.
    • Experiment with add-ins like a sprinkle of granola, mini chocolate chips, or shredded coconut for crunch and flavor.
    • Try it with almond or cashew butter for a different nutty taste.
    • Grill it in a panini press or waffle iron for a fun criss-cross pattern.

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    Kim - InsanelyGood
    Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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