Banana Waffle Peanut Butter & Jelly

Homemade banana oat bread waffles put a fun twist on your average peanut butter and jelly sandwich! This will be something your kids will be excited to take to school! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

Can you believe that it’s almost back to school season!? Did you used to get super psyched for this time of year as a kid, or was I just a weirdo? I always thought it was like, comparable to Christmas. (Yeah, now that I’m saying it out loud, that’s kind of weird…) 

I remember those back to school Walmart trips like it was yesterday. You pick out your shiny new kicks, the coolest new outfits on the planet, some shiny new Lisa Frank school supplies, and of course, food for cold lunches. (Do they still call it hot lunch and cold lunch? I need to know.)

Well I might not buy myself shiny folders with pink and purple puppies on them anymore, but I sure as heck load up on Jif® Natural Peanut Butter Spread and Smucker’s® Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread when I go to Walmart, back to school season or not. That is a classic duo that can’t be messed with.

Do you remember trading lunch at school? That’s when it’s all business in the lunchroom. My goal is to make my kids’ lunches so good that the other kids will all want to trade with her, (but that she will like it too much to want to do it). That’s where these waffle PB&J sandwiches come into play.

Better for You Peanut Butter and Jelly

There are a ton of ways that you can make a better for you peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your kiddos, (And pssst! They don’t even have to know it’s better for them!) Here are some tricks:

-Go natural with Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread and Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread.

-Instead of store-bought bread, make an easy homemade banana oat bread. Yes, you can put bread dough in your waffle iron, and the process takes no more than 10 minutes start to finish.

-Incorporate fruit into the mix, add some fresh blueberries into the waffle holes and dice up some banana for the top if you’d like!

-Add some chia seeds to warm water until a jelly-like consistency is formed. Mix this into Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread.

Making Lunch the Night Before

I know we’re all wiped at the end of the day, and that making lunch for the next day is like, the last thing we want to do, but are we really that much more psyched to do it in the morning? Especially if we haven’t had coffee yet? – Exactly.

Let the kids help. These waffles have your kids’ names all over it! Let them combine the ingredients into the bowl. Let them pour it into the waffle maker and watch the magic happen. Let them decorate the top! Before you know it, you’ll be making memories and won’t even realize your making lunch at the same time!

It’s all about having fun! Enjoy these sandwiches and enjoy back to school season at Walmart!

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Servings: 1
Banana Waffle Peanut Butter & Jelly
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Waffle peanut Butter and jelly

Homemade banana oat bread waffles put a fun twist on your average peanut butter and jelly sandwich! This will be something your kids will be excited to take to school!

Ingredients
Banana Oat Bread Waffles
  • 1 Cup baking mix
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup banana mashed
  • 3 Tablespoons Old Fashioned oats
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar optional
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • Nonstick Cooking spray
Toppings
  • 1/3 cup Fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup Jif Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread
Instructions
  1. Combine waffle ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Heat the waffle iron and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Add the waffle mix to the waffle iron and cook according to waffle iron instructions. (My waffle iron rotates and cooked for about 3 minutes on each side.)
  4. Use a fork to carefully remove the waffle and place it on a cooling rack.
  5. Once cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to assemble sandwich.
  6. To assemble, get as creative as you want. This recipes makes a thick waffle. Another sandwich alternative is to slice each waffle quarter in half and spread the peanut butter and jelly in the middle! Or, simply utilize the waffle indentations to place your peanut butter, jelly, and blueberries!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 1763, Fat: 81g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 166mg, Sodium: 2027mg, Potassium: 1407mg, Carbohydrates: 228g, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 107g, Protein: 41g, Vitamin A: 6.2%, Vitamin C: 29.8%, Calcium: 29.9%, Iron: 40.7%

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