Fried peanut butter banana sandwich drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. It's a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or snack filled with sweet and salty flavors.
I first discovered peanut butter banana sandwiches in high school when my friend Heather brought them to school for lunch. I remember being so intrigued as I never thought of putting a banana inside a sandwich.
What about peanut butter jelly sandwiches? Of course I've had those before. I used to get them all the time in elementary school, the sandwiches had 3 slices of bread with thick layers of peanut butter and jelly.
Eventually I started making peanut butter jelly sandwiches at home with a jar of Smucker's Goober Grape.
Ahh, childhood, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are so nostalgic.
Wait until you make this fried peanut butter banana sandwich. It's an elevated sandwich that's grilled with butter, drizzled with honey and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
- It's a simple and satisfying sandwich with only six ingredients!
- The crispy texture of the grilled bread pairs beautifully with the soft banana and creamy peanut butter.
- The saltiness of the peanut butter complements the sweetness of the bananas and honey.
- It's made with pantry staples you likely have on hand!
- It's filling from the protein in the peanut butter and fiber in the banana, perfect for an easy breakfast, lunch, or snack.
- Bread- Use any sandwich bread you have on hand, white, whole wheat or grain, or cinnamon raisin. You can even make this with rustic bread or sourdough, just keep in mind you might need more peanut butter if the bread is larger. Even better, this could be made on a tortilla.
- Peanut butter- Try to use peanut butter that is made with only peanuts and salt. For more texture, use crunchy peanut butter. You can also use any nut butter like almond butter, sunflower butter, or even cookie butter, marshmallow fluff, or chocolate hazelnut spread.
- Banana- Make sure to use a ripe banana for full sweetness. You can also substitute with strawberries, pear, apple, or blueberries.
- Cinnamon- for a warm spice. You can also use all spice, ginger, cardamon, pumpkin pie, or nutmeg. Or if you're into a little spicy kick, try chili powder or cayenne.
- Honey- for flavor and sweetness. You can also try maple syrup or agave.
- Butter- for flavor and to fry the bread. You can also use coconut oil, ghee, mayo, or spray any neutral oil on the pan.
How to Make Fried Peanut Butter Banana Honey Sandwich
- Spread on the peanut butter.
- Layer on the banana slices, cinnamon, and honey.
- Melt butter in a pan.
- Pan fry until golden brown.
Tasty Tips and Variations
- Add jams, preserves, or marmalades to the sandwich!
- Make it an Elvis sandwich by adding bacon!
- Top it with chocolate chips, shredded coconut, nuts, or seeds.
- Make it a peanut butter and banana toast with just half the ingredients and eat it open faced.
- Make it a French toast by dipping the sandwich in a mixture of 1 egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Fry it in a skillet with butter and dust with powdered sugar and drizzle on maple syrup.
- Put it in a panini press or waffle maker for a unique look.
- Toast the bread in the toaster oven instead of frying with butter to keep it lower calorie.
You can make this sandwich ahead of time if you don't plan on frying it. If you fry it, it is best to serve it immediately or else the sandwich will turn soft.
This sandwich is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can reheat in an air fryer at 400˚F for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Fried Peanut Butter Banana Honey Sandwich
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 banana sliced
- cinnamon to taste
- honey to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter softened
- Spread one tablespoon of peanut butter on one side of each slice of bread.
- On one side, layer on banana slices, sprinkle on cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey.
- Place the other slice of bread, peanut butter side facing down, on top of the bananas to make a sandwich.
- In a pan on medium low heat, melt half of the butter in a pan and fry the sandwich for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Nutrition estimates will vary depending on type of bread used, brands of peanut butter, honey, and size of banana.