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Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Sandwiches

Updated on August 4, 2012

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Most people automatically think of an egg sandwich when they think of breakfast sandwiches. But your breakfast sandwich can be anything that your imagination can dream up. I love to think about my kids' favorite foods and create a way to present them in a new and exciting way.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 sandwiches

French Toast Style Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a childhood classic. There are every few children that I have come across that do not enjoy this food. However, there is another take on this tasty delight, adding bananas to them. Elvis made the peanut butter and banana sandwich famous. It is said that he would sit down and eat about 12 sandwiches at one sitting. Although I used to eat these as a kid, I've not been successful at getting my own children to eat them (even though they love to eat bananas with peanut butter spread on them). So I decided to try my hand at making them into a breakfast sandwich to see if they'd be more willing to give them a try. This very easy sandwich is a spin on the traditional French Toast. Instead of just making the French Toast into single slices, it is put together as a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

Picture Guide to Making Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

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Grace and Alex peel and slice the bananas.Alex very carefully spreads the peanut butter on his sandwich.Grace adds the honey to the peanut butter.Next come the bananas.Alex adds the milk and cinnamon to the eggs.  Then the kids mixed it up.After dipping the sandwich in the egg mixture, grill it on each side in a pan with the melted butter.With close supervision, I allowed Alex to try his hand at flipping the sandwich.Not too bad for a first attempt!
Grace and Alex peel and slice the bananas.
Grace and Alex peel and slice the bananas. | Source
Alex very carefully spreads the peanut butter on his sandwich.
Alex very carefully spreads the peanut butter on his sandwich. | Source
Grace adds the honey to the peanut butter.
Grace adds the honey to the peanut butter. | Source
Next come the bananas.
Next come the bananas. | Source
Alex adds the milk and cinnamon to the eggs.  Then the kids mixed it up.
Alex adds the milk and cinnamon to the eggs. Then the kids mixed it up. | Source
After dipping the sandwich in the egg mixture, grill it on each side in a pan with the melted butter.
After dipping the sandwich in the egg mixture, grill it on each side in a pan with the melted butter. | Source
With close supervision, I allowed Alex to try his hand at flipping the sandwich.
With close supervision, I allowed Alex to try his hand at flipping the sandwich. | Source
Not too bad for a first attempt!
Not too bad for a first attempt! | Source

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Breakfast Sandwiches

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, I used natural peanut butter with no added sugar.
  • 8 slices Italian Style Bread
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup fruit jelly
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Directions for Peanut Butter Breakfast Sandwiches

  1. Slice the bread into 1/2 inch slices and spread peanut butter on one side of four slices of bread.
  2. Next, drizzle the honey over the top of the peanut butter.
  3. Slice the bananas into round pieces that are 1/2 inch thick. Place the banana pieces onto the peanut butter and honey slice so that there are bananas across the entire slice of bread. Put the second piece of bread on top to form the sandwich.
  4. In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the milk and cinnamon and beat until combined.
  5. Heat the pan or griddle with the butter.
  6. Dip the sandwich into the egg mixture to coat on both sides. Then grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side in the pan with the melted butter. You want the egg mixture to be cooked and a little golden brown.
  7. You can serve it with a tablespoon of fresh fruit jelly or preserves on the side. Kids can dip their sandwiches in the jelly to make it a peanut butter, banana, and jelly sandwich.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 sandwich
Calories 302
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 46 g15%
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 9 g18%
Cholesterol 58 mg19%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cooking With Your Kids

Remember that cooking with your kids is a great time to spend as a family. Not only are your children learning life long healthy eating habits, but they are also spending quality time with you. There are many easy and fantastic ways that you and your child can cook together. You do not need to create fancy dishes. Just the act of learning what an appropriate portion size is along with what a balanced meal looks and tastes like will take your children far in life. And before you know it, they will be doing all of the cooking for you!

Yummy Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast Sandwiches

Operation peanut butter and banana sandwich was a success!  Yum!
Operation peanut butter and banana sandwich was a success! Yum! | Source

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    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      If you are ever able to get your hands on some then I definitely suggest giving this a try. It was a big hit in my home!

    • maheshpatwal profile image

      maheshpatwal 

      5 years ago from MUMBAI

      Delicious peanut butter and banana. What a yummy combination. Though it is very difficult to find peanut butter here at my place, would love to give it a try as it sounds very mouth watering.... Amazing hub

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      YUM!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Yes, Alex really did well with some close supervision! :) I've never used French Toast for any sandwich before, I'll have to keep that in mind. Cooking it together was nice because it made the peanut butter warm and gooey!

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! Great ingredients. I would not have thought to put the sandwich together first and then cook it. I've taken left over FR Toast and made p & j sandwiches that way.

      I'm sure adding the honey to the pot here helps to keep the banana pieces from sliding off during the 'flipping' stage of the cooking. Nice job, Alex, for a first attempt. My goodness what doors open when you are four! LOL

      Voted up and awesome.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      That's great Robin. My kids love peanut butter and bananas too but I could never convince them to eat them as a sandwich. Once I made it as French Toast it seemed to change everything!

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      Robin Edmondson 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Our oldest loves peanut butter and bananas. She will love this recipe; I will definitely show it to her and make it. Your kids are always the best little sous chefs!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Rose. It's fun to take something old and make it new again! :)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for your visit Alissa! Hope that you and your little ones enjoy them!

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      What a creative take on a classic! I'm so glad that your kids enjoyed it.

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      Alissa Roberts 

      6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Oh I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches! And adding all those other yummy ingredients just makes it sound so much better. Going to have to try this sandwich out! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      That's fantastic Shesabutterfly! I hope that they enjoy them as much as my kiddos did!

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      Cholee Clay 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      What a great idea! I'm passing this along to my sister and her family, they love banana and peanut butter sandwiches and my nephew at the age of 2 loves to help in the kitchen. These would be perfect for them to make together:)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for your visit Anil and Honey. I hope that one day you will be able to give it a try!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Glad you found it so appealing alipuckett! I appreciate your visit and pinning it for me!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      I hope both you and they do! You'll have to let me know how things go. Have a great day cloudy_cool.

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      Anil 

      6 years ago from Kerala

      Hai, I don't like cooking but now I wish to preparing your banana sandwich. My country is India our food styles are different.

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      alipuckett 

      6 years ago

      Woweee! This looks amazing. I am absolutely going to try this. Thank you! Pinned. :)

    • cloudy_cool profile image

      TheCraftyPens 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you cardelean, I shall definitely try (harder), to get them involved...I've looked at your other hubs (titles) and will visit again for more inspiration. I'm sure my kids will thank you for it :)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      We cook a lot together in my house and I've written lots of hubs about cooking with my kids if you are looking for some more inspiration cloudy_cool. My kids are a great team when it comes to most things, especially cooking. Cooking actually is great for team building and encouraging confidence in children. I can understand your concern with your kids accidentally getting hurt but if they are well supervised, you should be ok. As far as the mess, we make lots of them, but they also help clean up! Give it a try and have fun!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      I'm so glad that you enjoyed this so much Janine! I so appreciate your visit, votes, and shares. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      TheCraftyPens 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      WOW! I am now encouraged to involve my kids in my cooking...(I'm too scared of having a mess or they getting accidentally hurt etc). Your kids look so sincere in the pictures, they're a great team I'm guessing :)

      I have to try this recipe, I've never thought of dipping a sandwich in egg batter, its a nice tip I'm going to have to try!

      Thanks for sharing your recipe (and the lovely encouraging pictures), Voted up and more!

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Wow, these sound amazing. My kids and I love peanut butter and bananas, plus jelly. During my second pregnancy I lived on peanut butter and banana sandwiches, so this is so u[p my alley. Have pinned, shared and voted this one up!

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