Your peanut butter jelly sandwich just got an upgrade. Try this ooey-gooey grilled PBJ with banana and apple, and you’ll never want to go back to the original!
What time of day do you like to eat peanut butter jelly sandwiches? Would you eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? The right answer is “all three.” I would totally eat this for dinner, but I would probably pair it with french fries because that’s the kind of glutton I am. It would also be perfect for breakfast or lunch with a glass of milk. Melty peanut butter with tangy jelly, creamy banana, and crisp apple is a flavor combo I welcome any time!
I would love to tell you you how my kids loved these because that’s what I expected to happen. My youngest, who was excited about the grilled PBJ concept, told me that he didn’t think making “fruit sandwiches” was a good idea. My oldest, who was more skeptical going in, ate a couple bites and said it was good. Of course, he didn’t actually finish his sandwich, so I wouldn’t call that a slam dunk. I think the deal breaker for both of them was that I accidentally bought crunchy peanut butter. Apparently, that’s inedible as far as they’re concerned. This is my life. They are so finicky!
Fortunately, my husband and I actually like to eat foods with flavor and texture and enjoyed our fruit sandwiches a lot. I was excited that I didn’t get to take photos the first time around because it meant I needed to make myself another one of these grilled PBJs for photos. I loved it even more the second time around, and I know you’ll enjoy it too!
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- 2 teaspoons softened butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons jelly
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 1/2 apple sliced thin
- Heat a skillet over medium heat while assembling sandwich.
- Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter. Place buttered sides down, and spread peanut butter on one half of the sandwich and jelly on the other.
- Arrange banana and apple slices over the peanut butter, and place the jelly slice on top to make your sandwich.
- Place sandwich in hot skillet. Cook a few minutes per side until bread is nicely toasted and filling is hot. Serve warm and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
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