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Friday, April 16, 2021

Grilled Peanut Butter- Banana(Plantain) Sandwich

Sweet Sandwich ? Definitely not my kind of thing but my kids come up with such crazy ideas and this is born out of them. I was sure am not going to taste this but did make it for them. However after the grilling the cinnamon, ghee and peanut butter wafted out that I could hardly resist my taste buds. Sandwiches to me were always a savory version and I loved it that way. For a change I must admit that this also tastes delicious for a tea time snack, I wouldn't like it for breakfast though.

This sandwich is quite simple to make with minimal ingredients and I have used plantains in this recipe. You can use regular bananas too but here I have to find ways to finish off  plantains and so tried out this sandwich. I have tried many recipes with plantains earlier which are listed below at the end of the post, please check if interested. II have used peanut butter but if you or your kid is allergic to peanuts then try chocolate- almond spread which should work fine too. Am sure you will love it!!


Preparation time~ 10 mins
Cooking time ~ 5-7 mins
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 6 sandwiches
bread slices 6 
peanut butter 2 tbsp
banana 1 sliced 
unsalted butter 1 tsp + 1 tbsp
brown sugar or white sugar 2 tsp 
cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp

  • Heat butter in a pan, add the banana slices. Add in the brown sugar or granulated white sugar and mix well. Wait till the banana slices are carmelized. Finally, add the cinnamon powder and switch off  flame.

  • Spread the peanut butter on one slice and then arrange the caramelized banana pieces(I prepared caramelized bananas in two batches and so cut both in different ways, one sliced & one chopped). Close with another slice of bread.
  • Apply butter or ghee on top of the slice and invert on the pan with the buttered side up. Grill the bread and then cut in two diagonally . Pour chocolate sauce on top (optional) and then serve warm.

* You can use white granulated sugar instead of brown sugar.
* I have used homemade peanut butter and so its a bit chocolaty peanut butter than the color of  the original peanut butter. You can use store peanut butter or use almond chocolate spread or nutella too.
* I have used ghee instead of butter for grilling. You can use whichever you prefer.
* You can use regular dole or robusta bananas to make this sandwich too instead of plantains.



Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

I love anything with peanut butter! The sandwich looks super, Julie.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fabulous sounding sandwich. I've never tried plantains in a sandwich.

Easyfoodsmith said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum! That is one delicious good!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea, looks so yummy