October 16, 2013

Banana Butter {and the healthiest peanut butter banana sandwich ever}

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Remember thelow fat peanut butter I posted?  Today we slather it with homemade banana butter on whole wheat bread for a delicious spin off of the peanut butter sandwich.


Since there is apple butter and pumpkin butter, I thought, why not banana?  Granted, real fruit butters are sugars and the fruit cooked down, so this probably doesn't qualify as real fruit butter BUT we can pretend, right?  Make sure to use your banana butter as soon as its blended. It doesn't taste very good after a day in the fridge. It has a hint of cream cheese, an unrivaled creaminess, and a bunch of banana flavor.  I added a drop of yellow good coloring to boost the yellowness, but it isn't necessary for flavor. Paired with the peanut butter, this is a winner. 


My sandwich choices depend on my mood. If I'm in a sweet frame of mind, I go for the peanut butter/chocolate/banana sandwiches. But I love my savory sandwiches; wraps usually; and my all time favorite has pesto, mozzarella cheese, hummus, turkey, and the some tomato and lettuce. I love grilled chicken wraps, too (oh my, love them.). What's your favorite sandwich?

Banana Butter
Recipe Source: The Sweet {Tooth} Life 

2-3 ripe bananas, mashed 
4 oz. cream cheese 
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 
1 drop yellow fool coloring 
1 teaspoon banana extract

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Serve immediately. 

For sandwich: 
Banana Butter
Whole wheat bread  

Spread peanut butter and banana butter on wheat bread. Serve immediately. 

23 comments:

  1. oh my goodness!!! You should probably know I followed a strict banana PB sandwich diet until I was 12! Yes I've branched out since then but banana PB sandwiches will always be my favourite :)

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    1. You sound like my little sister! I actually didn't like peanut butter until a couple years ago ... look what I was missing out on!

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  2. I'm so hungry for lunch and it's not even breakfast yet! Loving these peanut butter recipes!

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    1. Hehe, I have days like that, too:) We food bloggers, we're different!

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  3. YOU DID IT!!!!!!! THIS IS SUCH A GOOD IDEA!!! I love that you put cream cheese with the banana, so that it wouldn't overpower the banana flower. So smart! And then a peanut butter sandwich?? This truly looks healthy and scrumptious! I love your creativity and (word over-use alert) absolute food-genius! Oh, I wish we had some cream cheese right now! Fabulous post! Oh, and your pictures are lovely. And yes, I am done now. :)

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    1. It took me long enough! :) These photos turned out way better than I had expected (this is a sandwich, thats it ... no oreos or MnMs:) Thanks Hannah!

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  4. This looks delish! I am definitely more of a savory sandwich kind of girl (enter chicken breast, veggies, hummus, cheese, serrano ham, more cheese, cheese and cheese) but I'd love to have this anytime! x

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    1. "more cheese, cheese, and cheese" -> thats the way to do it! Hummus and chicken breast - you know how much I like those two! Thanks Consuelo!

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  5. This is so creative and delicious sounding! I might sneak a little cinnamon in there. . . would that be wrong? Heehee.

    I wanted to tell you about the fabric you were commenting on the other day. I get them from Joanne's fabrics - they are called fabric quarters or sometimes fat quarters. They are inexpensive and from time to time they have them on sale for 1$ each. That's when I really stock up and go a little crazy. They are the perfect size for picture taking.

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    1. Uh, yes! Will you share some if you do that? :)

      Thank you SO MUCH for commenting about the fabric! You are so smart and creative, its confirmed. :) I am definitely going today to check it out ... thank you Reeni!

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  6. Banana butter?? That sounds amazing!! This looks like a delightful sandwich :)

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  7. This is so fun! I have not had a peanut butter and banana sandwich for a long time now, but that might need to change!

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    1. I wouldn't have made it had it not been for my siblings:) But now I'm hooked! Thanks Meghan!

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  8. What a great idea! I've been eating toast with homemade coconut butter almost every day--I'm going to have to give banana a try!

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    1. I love that idea! Coconut butter on toast sounds amazing. Coconut and banana butter sounds even better!

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  9. What an awesome idea! PB and jelly sandwich has always been one of my favorites. :)
    Tina at www.tinaschic.com

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    1. I never liked grape jelly, so pb and jelly sandwiches weren't my favorites. Weird, I know! But this, this I like! Thanks Tina!

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  10. Cool me and my mom make almond butter with a couple of white choc. cips to make it smooth. I love peanut butter soooo glad to know im not the only one :)

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  11. Wow!!!! I love this sandwich!!! In terms of savory, grilled chicken is my ABSOLUTE favorite as well! Love some sweet onion sauce to go with it! Oh yum! And banana butter?? I HAVE TO TRY this sandwich for breakfast! It seems soooo fun and delicious!

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    1. This is a great breakfast sandwich! (Why didn't I think of that!?) And now my mouth is watering ... sweet onion sauce with grilled chicken ... sounds amazing!

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