Calling all PB&J lovers – this recipe is for you! Turn a classic into something new and exciting, like this Ultimate PB&J.
I lived off PB&J growing up. It is so quick and easy to make, plus portable. This month The Recipe ReDux challenged members to cook with at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. 99% of the time, my kitchen will never be without peanut butter, bananas, bread, and chia seeds. They are staples.
I was craving a classic PB&J this weekend, but with this challenge, I wasn’t just going to slather peanut butter and jelly on bread and call it a recipe, so I decided to add a little culinary twist to this classic for this RR challenge.
For a good PB&J (or any sandwich), make sure to start with hearty whole grain bread. Next, comes my favorite part, the peanut butter! I ran out of one of my favorites, Betsy’s Best, so I made my own version by mixing natural peanut butter with cinnamon and chia seeds. Then, topped with bruleed bananas, strawberries, and chopped peanuts, I’d say this is definitely gourmet compared your standard PB&J.
The Ultimate PB&J
- Yield: 1
- 2 slices whole grain bread, lightly toasted
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 banana, sliced in half lengthwise
- 2 strawberries, sliced
- 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped
- In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter, cinnamon, and chia seeds. Set aside.
- In a small pan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Place bananas in pan and cook until golden brown.
- On one slice of bread, spread the peanut butter. Top with the cooked bananas, strawberry slices, and chopped peanuts. Place other slice of bread on top and enjoy!
oh my goodness!! This sounds amazing Julie! You’ve definitely upped the PB&J game!
Yummmm. This totally takes PB&Js up a notch!
Can’t go wrong with PB&J!
Especially yours! Lovely photos BTW, Julie!
I love how easy this is to make! Such a delicious + healthy twist to a classic staple! <3!
Sometimes pb&j is dinner at our house. Can’t wait to make this one! (And just added to the Recipe ReDux FB page today!)
Not going to lie.. I’ve had this for dinner a few times too 🙂 Thanks for adding it to the Recipe ReDux FB page Serena!!
Well, it ended up being a sloppy mess BUT it was delicious lol. Thank you SO much for this recipe!!!!
It’s definitely not a neat sandwich! I should put a disclaimer that you need plenty of napkins lol. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂