This sandwich idea is satisfying as the classic sandwich but more filling and delicious. Make this peanut butter and banana sandwich for lunch real fast!
Is a Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich Good?
If you haven’t tried the delicious combination of peanut butter and banana, then this sandwich is a perfect introduction! Sweet banana and savory peanut butter flavors are crazy-good together and make a great variation on the classic PBJ.
Aside from its flavor, this simple sandwich packs 12 grams of quality protein- it’s the kind of lunch that will keep kids full for hours. You can serve it with fruit for fiber, hard-boiled eggs or deli turkey for extra protein, and your treat of choice. How simple is that?!
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What You Need
No mystery ingredients here, just pantry staples we all have on hand:
- Sandwich bread: white or whole wheat- it’s up to you.
- Peanut butter: creamy or crunchy.
- Banana: the riper the banana, the sweeter the combination.
Check out this quick video to see the sandwich come together in under a minute.
If you’d like to pack this for lunch, but your child attends a peanut-free school, check out these top peanut butter alternatives here.
I share some tasty alternative options, but if I had to recommend one for this sandwich, it would be soy butter; its flavor and consistency are very similar to classic peanut butter.
Packing it for Lunch
As easy as this sandwich is to make, it’s important to pack it right so it stays intact until lunchtime.
Here’s what to do:
Spread the peanut butter onto both slices of bread, top one slice with the banana, and assemble the sandwich.
- Keep the bread dry
To keep the sandwich fresh, pack it into a sturdy lunch container in its own compartment. If packed in a zip bag, it will get smashed long before lunch.
- How to add snacks
Place snacks like fruit, veggies, and protein in separate compartments or containers, so the sandwich bread doesn’t absorb excess moisture.
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Tasty Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
- 2 slices of sandwich bread
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ banana, sliced
- Spread the peanut butter on both slices of bread.
- Top one slice with the banana slices, covering most of the surface.
- Place the second bread slice on top to close the sandwich. Slice it in half if you want and place the sandwich inside a lunch container.
- Pack your favorite sides, like fresh fruit and veggies, in separate compartments If packing a dip, use a small, spill-proof lidded container. And, if packing dry snacks or sides, like crackers, pack them in their own compartment or container to prevent them from getting soggy.