8 Ways To Amp Up Your Classic Peanut Butter Sandwiches
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Peanut butter has been ruling the hearts of both kids and adults for years now. Peanut butter is a spread that is made from ground, dry-roasted peanuts. You can buy this spread from any grocery store or can make it at home. Peanut butter is thick, creamy, and a little crunchy owing to the presence of peanuts.   

Peanut butter can be used in a variety of ways. You can either put a spoonful on your overnight oats, in baking desserts, or in smoothies. But most commonly, it is consumed as a spread on toast. The classic combination of peanut butter and jelly is undeniable but there are countless ways to elevate your simple sandwich into a delicious treat. From sweet to savoury, here are ways by which you can make your next peanut butter sandwich. Take a look. 


The Classic Peanut Butter And Jam  

This is considered a timeless favourite of all people and needs no introduction. To make this sandwich, spread peanut butter on one slice of bread and your favourite jelly or jam on the other slice. Press the slices together gently. You can enjoy this for breakfast or as your lunch box. This sandwich will transport you to your childhood with its nostalgic taste.    

  • Honey Drizzle  

To complement the nutty flavour of the peanut butter on your toast, add a subtle sweetness by drizzling a generous amount of honey over the spread before you make it into a sandwich. The nutty and creamy peanut butter, sweet honey, and soft slices of bread make an ideal combination of flavours and texture. Pair it with a cup of tea or an iced latte and enjoy!   

  • Banana Slices  

You can elevate your peanut butter sandwich to the next level by adding slices of fresh banana. The natural sweetness and slight tanginess of the banana balance the nutty flavour of creamy peanut butter. This sandwich is both nutritious and delicious, creating a satisfying treat.  

  • Nutella Twist  

Your sweet tooth craving can be satisfied by adding a twist to the classic peanut butter sandwich where you swap out the jelly for Nutella. To prepare this, spread a layer of peanut butter on one slice of the bread and Nutella on the other. Press them to make a sandwich and enjoy the rich, indulgent flavour of both.  

  • Crunchy Additions  

Your peanut butter sandwich can have additional crunch by the incorporation of crunchy toppings like granola or chopped nuts. Adding crunchy toppings brings a contrast in texture and heightens the overall taste of the sandwich. With every bite, you can enjoy a crunchy delight.  

  • Savoury Upgrade  

Who says peanut butter sandwiches must be sweet? You can experiment and make it savoury as well. For this twist, spread peanut butter on one slice of the bread and top it with crispy bacon slices and thinly sliced apple or pear. This creates a combination of salty, savoury, and sweet flavours that creates a mouthwatering sensation that’s perfect at any time of the day.  

  • Spicy Kick  

Wake your taste buds up by adding a spicy kick to your peanut butter sandwich. You can make this by spreading peanut butter on one slice of the bread and topping it with sliced jalapeños or a drizzle of sriracha sauce. The spicy flavours balance the creamy and nutty peanut butter, creating a bold and unforgettable experience.  

  • Grilled Delight  

Elevate your peanut butter sandwich to the next level by grilling it to golden perfection. Spread creamy peanut butter on one slice of the bread, add sliced bananas or strawberries and sprinkle some cinnamon powder on it. Next, place the sandwich in a hit, buttered skillet and grill until golden brown on both sides. The heat will make the peanut butter a melty, gooey delight with the addition of fruity flavour that makes the sandwich irresistible.