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American Recipes: Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

Updated on October 19, 2014
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Paula Atwell is a freelance writer with WriterAccess, webmaster, member of Pinterest Party on FB and the owner of Lake Erie Artist Gallery.

American recipes: Peanut butter & banana sandwich
American recipes: Peanut butter & banana sandwich | Source

Peanut Butter and Banana--Cheap and Nutritious

In these days saving money means cutting back on your budget in all areas including what you spend on groceries, but that doesn't mean cutting back on taste and nutrition. One of my favorite foods from childhood is a peanut butter banana sandwich, toasted and gooey warm.

This article is dedicated toward finding ways to feed your family with peanut butter banana recipes that won't break your budget. They are all easy and fun to make, and kids love them.

Cast your vote for Elvis Presley's Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Recipe

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 1 Elvis Presley PB & Banana Sandwich

Elvis Presley's Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Food fit for the King!


  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter, smooth
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and the mashed banana on the other. Press the slices gently together.
  2. Melt the butter (or to be truly Elvis-like, melt bacon fat!), over low heat in a small frying pan. Place the sandwich in the pan and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Eat it with a glass of buttermilk.

First You Need a Skillet, and You Fry It, You Fry It~Peanut, Peanut Butter and Banana - Imagine this to the tune of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Song

This is my absolutely favorite skillet. I have one at home, and I use it all the time. It is probably one of the best buys that I have ever made. My 12 year old daughter makes her own grilled cheese sandwiches in this skillet. And of course, it is perfect for peanut butter and banana sandwiches. It also comes in some other larger sizes for bigger meals.

Tribute to Elvis (hysterically funny video)

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

Easy peanut butter banana pancakes--gluten-free (click the link for the recipe)
Easy peanut butter banana pancakes--gluten-free (click the link for the recipe) | Source
Peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips
Peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips | Source

Are any of your kids allergic to peanut butter?

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Banana Peanut Butter Bread


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in peanut butter, bananas, flour and baking soda until blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool.



  • 1 3/4 cups flour, sift before measuring
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup mashed bananas


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. Cream shortening and peanut butter, then beat in sugar and eggs. Alternately add dry ingredients and bananas, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour batter into well-greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread - Cooked by Julie

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book - Savory and Sweet, Breakfast to Dessert, Hundereds of Ways to Use America's Favorite Spread

Peanut butter makes everything better. Think about it: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Cold Peanut Noodles. Peanut Butter Fudge. Still not convinced? Try Peanut Butter Waffles, Pad Thai, or Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Centers. In The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book, the tenth addition to their Ultimate series, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up hundreds of recipes and variations for America's favorite spread. From comforting Peanut Butter Sticky Buns to decadent Peanut Butter Cheesecake to outrageous Elvis Spread (peanut butter, bacon, and bananas), The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book takes Peanut butter way beyond the same old PB&J.

Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

This fascinating look into the history of the banana is an eye-opening study from the work of award-winning journalist Dan Koeppel. He follows the journey from beginning to now, and its influence on the economy of the world and the people affected,

Another Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich


  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 10 slices buttered bread
  • Butter


  1. Blend the peanut butter with the banana until creamy. Spread the mixture over 5 slices of the bread. Top with the remaining bread.
  2. In a skillet melt enough butter to coat the bottom of the pan. Place the sandwiches in the butter and grill them until the bread is lightly toasted. Flip to grill the other side. Drain on paper towels.

Which Came First?

Which Came First? The Peanut Butter or the Banana?

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

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    • RuthCoffee 6 years ago

      I like them both, but, since I eat one banana a week and consume peanut butter about 3x a week...peanut butter must be my fav whether it came first or not.

    • E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      Gimme da goober everytime. Besides, you don't need refrigeration to ship it!

    • JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      LOL.. I think that depends on where you lived!

    • Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I think the peanut butter came first. Although both grow from the ground, hmmm. . . tough choice. I do like peanut butter better though.


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      • caketech 5 years ago

        The banana was first, and then peanut butter came along as the perfect complement!

      • JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

        I vote for the bright yellow banana!

      • Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

        I would have to say the banana since nothing has to be done with it in order to eat it whereas Peanut Butter has to be made from Peanuts

      • Bambi Watson 7 years ago

        I'll have to vote for the banana

      Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Dreams, 16 Ounce Jars (Pack of 6)
      Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Dreams, 16 Ounce Jars (Pack of 6)

      These are delicious, in several flavors, but this is my personal favorite.


      If You Are Looking for a Gourmet Peanut Butter, These are Amazing!

      • From the world-famous restaurant in New York City, featured on The Food Network and Good Morning America
      • All-natural and made exclusively with US-grown peanuts
      • Great for sandwiches and baking too!
      • No added sugar, no cholesterol, no trans fats, no hydrogenated oil, no high fructose corn syrup
      • Certified Kosher, Vegan, and is even Gluten-Free

      Whole Wheat Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

      Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding


      • 3 cups day-old bread cubes
      • 2 medium bananas, sliced
      • 1 cup peanut butter chips
      • 4 eggs
      • 2 cups milk
      • 1/3 cup sugar
      • 1 tsp. vanilla


      1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine bread, bananas and chips in greased 9-inch square baking dish; toss to mix.
      2. Beat eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla in medium bowl until blended. Pour over bread mixture.
      3. Bake in center of 350°F oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
      4. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold.

      Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

      © 2009 Paula Atwell

      Which is your favorite peanut butter and banana recipe from this article?

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          hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

          good one. my 3yr old daughter asks for a peanut butter and banana roll up every morning.

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

          We love peanut butter and banana sandwiches but I have never tried peanut butter banana bread. I'll have to give it a whirl. Thanks for the recipe!

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          MarinaKuperman 7 years ago

          Wow, I can't believe the amount of fun recipes there are! We live in Guatemala and are in the heart of the banana republic where they practically give them away:) 5*

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          clouda9 lm 7 years ago

          The perfect marriage - peanut butter and banana ;) Yummy recipes.

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          Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

          I'm definitely going to try your Banana and Peanut Butter Bread. I've bookmarked your lens to my recipes folder so I don't forget about it.

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          myraggededge 7 years ago

          They're all gorgeous!

          Esp the erotic nude and her banana! ;-) Oh no, bidding ends in 9 mins.

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          boutiqueshops 7 years ago

          OMG...I *have* to make your peanut butter banana bread pudding! yoinks! I love bread pudding ~ love peanut butter & bananas together ~ this sounds wunnnerful!

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          Holley Web 7 years ago

          I have to try the bread recipe!

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          Bambi Watson 7 years ago

          Fun Lens... I make a killer Banana cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting & it's yummy! the two definitely go well together.

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          Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          I never tried it though I have been told how good it is. :)

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          Well, I love Peanut Butter and I love Bananas but haven't tried most of these recipes so will have to do just that. I do enjoy a PBB every now and again.

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          bdkz 7 years ago

          Peanut Butter Bananas = Soooooooooooo Good!

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          ssuthep 7 years ago

          I love Peanut Butter. I love Bananas. And I love these recipes. Thank you for putting this together. Will surely try one of the recipes out soon. Wonderful lens and Blessed by this Squid Angel.

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          momto4 lm 7 years ago

          I love peanut butter! I can't wait to try the peanut butter banana bread. Great lens!

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          Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

          Nicely done, blessed & lensrolled to The Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe.

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          JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

          The recipes look so delicious! The kids will enjoy making and baking these! :p

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          JJNW 6 years ago from USA

          Oh, I am bananas over this lens. Bravo and YUM!

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          E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

          Gimme that sandwhich or is it called an Elvis?

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          caketech 5 years ago

          I grew up on these sandwiches as well; they are yummy!

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          Inkhand 5 years ago

          I love peanut butter and banana sandwich, it's easy to make and taste great!

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          Cheryl Fay Mikesell 2 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

          I love peanut butter banana sandwhiched. Simple and easy!

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          Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

          @Jerzi Definitely one of a kind. :)

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