I have a pretty interesting, deep, dear connection with PB&J sandwiches.
Sometime, while I was in high school, a friend was shocked to hear that I didn’t care for PB&J sandwich cuz…. well I never tried it. So he convinced me to take a bite off his sandwich. And I’ll tell you what…. it was love at first bite.
No exaggeration, that entire summer I would have about 3-5 sandwiches a day! I was obsessed with it… so much so that my mom would have to take the jars of peanut butter and jelly from me, because I just filled up on the sandwiches and would want to skip meals!
I have since, worked on restraining myself from PB&J sandwiches. But still enjoy one every now and then. Then recently, I made this toasty PB&J-Banana sandwich… and I’m in love all over again ♥♥♥
About this recipe:
We all know of the famous Elvis Sandwich, which consists of peanut butter, smashed banana and bacon (sometimes honey). This is similar to that, but skips the bacon and replaces the honey with grape jam.
I don’t like smashed banana, so I like to leave my bananas in slices, but feel free to smash the bananas if you’d prefer. This recipe takes the sandwich to a whole new, more elegant route, with the dusting of powdered sugar. More than the look, the addition of powdered sugar definitely adds another layer of sweetness to the sandwich. Also,it’s important to use very ripe banana here. If you have bananas sitting on your counter that are turning brown, this is the perfect way to use them.
This sandwich is like candy! It’s so delicious, I pretty much ate the sandwich in one shot, without putting it down between bites!
- 1 ripe banana (should be very ripe, almost brown)
- 1 tsp grape jam, I used Homemade Jam
- 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 2 slices of bread
- 2 tbsp butter
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Spread peanut butter on one slice. Then spread the grape jam over the peanut butter (see picture above). Place sliced bananas on the other slice.
- Melt 1 tbsp butter in a pan over, medium low heat. Place the sandwich in the pan and toast the bottom for about 1 minute, until golden brown. While the bottom crisps, add another tbsp of butter on the top side. Flip and brown the other side, about one more minute.
- Take off the heat. Dust powdered sugar.
- Slice and indulge 🙂