You can whip up this easy Grilled Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich in just a few minutes, and even your pickiest eaters will approve!
First of all, I should start by saying that I hope this sandwich doesn't seem too bizarre. I mean, grilled peanut butter and bananas isn't that exotic, is it? Other people have made them, and we know Elvis liked them, right?
Anyway, I wanted to post this sandwich recipe here because it's super easy to make, and since this blog is all about quick and easy meals, it should fit right in!
It's also one of my middle child's favorite sandwiches. She doesn't like grilled cheese, but she loves peanut butter. So whenever I make grilled cheese sandwiches for the rest of the crew, she asks for a grilled PB & B -- except when I make Parmesan crusted pizza grilled cheese. She actually likes those!
Normally, I won't take custom orders when I'm making lunch or dinners -- no way! But, since it's super easy to make a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, I don't mind. Actually, it's even easier than making your normal everyday grilled cheese.
I use mayonnaise instead of butter when I make grilled cheese, so I do the same thing when I make grilled peanut butter. You just add a thin coat of mayo to the outsides of the bread, and you cover the insides with peanut butter and banana slices. Grill it up, and that's it. Easy peasy, right?!
It cooks faster than grilled cheese because you're basically just toasting the bread. There's no waiting for the cheese to melt, so once the bread is a gorgeous golden brown color, you're done.
My daughter likes these peanut butter sandwiches just like this, but you could easily add a little honey, chocolate or even Nutella. It would definitely be more of a dessert sandwich, but there's nothing wrong with that!
How to Make a Grilled Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
Grilled Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
- 4 slices thick white bread
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 1 banana, cut into thin slices
- Smooth thin layer of mayo on one side of each slice of bread
- Spread peanut butter on insides of bread
- Add banana slices over peanut butter
- Place 2 slices of bread, mayo sides down and peanut butter sides up, on griddle and top with remaining 2 slices of bread, peanut butter sides down
- Cook over medium high heat for about 2 minutes, or golden brown, then flip and cook for additional 2 minutes per side, or until both sides are golden brown and peanut butter is warm
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
My daughter let me have a little taste of her sandwich, and it was really good. So the next time you're craving a quick and easy lunch or dinner, try a grilled peanut butter banana sandwich. I think you'll like it!
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I loved reading this! I could almost taste it I'm going to make it immediately 💃 thank you. With love from Kenya, Doreen aka Dee ❤️
Hope you enjoy the sandwich, Doreen. Thanks!
Lauren @ Hall Nesting says
My kids would love something different than their pb&j!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
Totally not bizarre at all - we do peanut butter and bananas in all sorts of different ways at our house! Awesome combo, for sure - always a hit! And great suggestions on switching it up a little with things like honey and Nutella and even a bit of chocolate - yum!!
My kids love bananas and they love peanut butter but they've never had them together! I think this is going to be a hit with them!
Delaney | Melanie Makes says
I love the addition of banana! I definitely need to try this.
I hope you enjoy it, Delaney! 🙂
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
Sometimes we go crazy around here and eat these for breakfast! We are wild that way! 😉
Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says
My boys love grilled peanut butter sandwiches, except add chocolate chips instead of bananas! They'd go crazy for this version too!
Kelly - A Side of Sweet says
OMG yes! I would eat this every day!