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The Best Homemade Peanut Butter Sandwiches for Kids (3 Ways)

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The Peanut butter sandwich – a classic American icon. Try and think about how many PBJ’s you’ve eaten in your life; the chances are it’s in the thousands. Kids and adults alike love the taste of peanut butter on bread, and it’s a great way to get a boost of quality nutrition that keeps you energized throughout the day.

We decided to take an alternative direction on the peanut butter sandwich. Along with the classic blend of peanut butter and jelly, try out these two other recipe ideas that will drive your kids wild. The next time you’re in a rush to make your children a healthy snack, try out one of these homemade peanut butter sandwich ideas, they’re as nutritious as they are delicious.

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Everyone Loves a Peanut Butter Sandwich – Here are 3 Amazing Ideas

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Let’s start with a classic favorite that everyone loves, the PBJ. There’s not too much to this sandwich, all you need is a couple of slices of whole wheat bread (check out our recipe for Instant Pot whole wheat bread,) some organic, sugar-free peanut butter, and your favorite, sugar-free preservative. (1)

It’s vital that you use sugar-free peanut butter. The extra stabilizers and sugar in commercial peanut butter brands aren’t good for the health of your kinds. Make sure that the label on your peanut butter jar stipulates that the only ingredients are peanuts. The same goes for the jam. Choose a jar of jelly made with nothing but fruit, they’re challenging to find, but your local health food store should have a decent selection.

Take a slice of bread, add a tablespoon of peanut butter, and layer a tablespoon of jam on top before topping it off with another slice of fresh bread. If you’re starving, then you can triple up on the bread and add another layer of peanut butter and jelly for a monster PBJ sandwich.

Peanut Butter and Apple Cinnamon Sandwich

If you feel like getting a bit more creative, try this recipe out. I a medium mixing bowl, add one diced apple, a tablespoon of maple syrup, and a few dashes of cinnamon powder. Throw in 2-tablespoons of peanut butter and mix everything evenly. Follow the directions above to construct your sandwich and enjoy!

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Here’s another creative peanut butter blend to try. Take a fresh, ripe banana and slice it into thin pieces about the thickness of a dime. Build your sandwich the same way you usually would and spread an even layer of banana slices on top of the peanut butter before covering them up with a slice of fresh bread.

Bananas are packed full of vitamins, fiber, and potassium. They’re the ideal tropical fruit for healthy young bodies that need extra calories and nutrients. (2)

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (The Classic)

classic pb and j ingredients

3 slices of sandwich bread
1 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter or as needed
1 tbsp strawberry jam or as needed

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How to Make It

making the sandwich

1. Spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread.

2. Top with the other slice of bread then spread the strawberry jam on that slice.

3. Top with the remaining slice of bread.

4. Cut into cubes and serve.

Pair with our favorite homemade citrus fruit snacks

peanut butter and jelly sandwich

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Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

peanut butter and banana sandwich ingredients

2 slices of sandwich bread
1 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter or as needed
½ small banana, sliced

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How to Make It

assembling

1. Spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread.

2. Place the banana slices on slice of bread with peanut butter.

3. Top with the other slice of bread and serve.

peanut butter and banana sandwich

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Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwich

apple peanut butter sandwich

2 slices of sandwich bread
2 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
1 ½ tbsp diced apple
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon or to taste
1 ½ tsp maple syrup or to taste

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How to Make It

how to make a peanut butter sandwich

1. In a small bowl combine the peanut butter, cinnamon and maple syrup.

2. Add the diced apple and mix to combine.

3. Spread the mixture on one slice of bread.

4. Top with the other slice of bread and serve.

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