Recipe: PB, jam and banana toastie

PBJB sammies
PBJB toasted sammies

This is one you’ll either love or hate! It’s quick and easy and will definitely satisfy a hungry belly. It’s the epitome of a student snack! I suggest you try it.


  • white bread
  • jam of your choice (I find something like plum jam works best as I like the smooth texture)
  • peanut butter – crunchy or smooth
  • a ripe banana
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • margarine or butter


  • Spread a thin layer of margarine or butter on one side of the slices of bread – this will be on the outside so it goes golden and crispy.
  • Turn the bread over and spread the desired amount of peanut butter on the non-buttered side.
  • Spread the desired amount of jam on top of the peanut butter.
  • On a plate, mash the banana slightly with a fork and then spread it on top of the peanut butter and jam.
  • Sprinkle a small pinch of cinnamon over the banana. Place the other slice of bread on top, non-buttered side down.
  • Place the sandwich in your sandwich press for at least 5 minutes – you want it to be nice and gooey. If you don’t have a sandwich press you can cook it in a frying pan on med-high heat for about 4 minutes a side.

These yummy, gooey toasted sammies make a great snack on a cold day! But be warned, putting jam in a toasted sandwich is a dangerous endeavour. I’ve seen it spill out and burn someone’s hand, and it ain’t pretty!

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