Sunday, September 11, 2011


While my last blog post has been almost two months ago, don't think for a minute that I have stopped baking and cooking. On the contrary, I have been in my kitchen whipping up so many recipes that I really haven't had time (or been able to choose) which recipes to post. And, instead of picking one of those to blog about, I will procrastinate even more and do a feature post on my favorite combination of all things peanut butter:

It's no longer just for lunch boxes...


Don't fret though, this post will still be full of healthy (and a few not so healthy) PB & J packed recipes, it's just that most of them will not be mine! (Hard to say, but easy to do with hyperlinks!)

To start off Part 1 of a surely many part series of all things PB & J, I will give my most recent and simplest recreation of the classic lunch box sandwich:

1. Peanut Butter and Strawberry Minis from Me

  • What They Are: Strawberry Slices smothered with my favorite natural peanut butter and stuck together like sandwiches
  • Classic Taste Rating: 7 . . . These taste very similar to the classic sandwich, are much healthier, and are made of all natural ingredients!

    2. Peanut Butter, Jam and Banana Breakfast Pizzas from OhSheGlows

    • What They Are: A sweet crust made from spelt flour, spread with jam and baked. Then it is topped with banana slices and piped with peanut butter.
    • Classic Taste Rating: 8 . . . How can you go wrong when you add in the words PIZZA AND BANANAS?

      3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream from MAC & CHEESE 

      • What It Is: A simple peanut butter ice cream made with coconut milk and swirled with jam.
      • Classic Taste Rating: 6 . . .  Points for simplicity and originality! It would have gotten a higher rating if it resembled more of a hand-holdable, sandwich-type creation like the original. (Future banana ice cream sandwich recipe?)

        4.  Peanut-Butter Strawberry Wraps from

        • What They Are: Basically a peanut butter jelly in wrap form!
        • Classic Taste Rating: 10 . . . Tastes just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it lacks the added sugars in the jam, and it's in a wrap! 

           5. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes from Active Life Cooking 

          • What They Are: Whole wheat pancakes made with peanut butter, greek yogurt, oats and whole wheat flour. Then they are topped with a fruit spread.
          • Classic Taste Rating: 10 . . . Anything having to do with breakfast is an A in my book. Plus the ingredients are so healthful and guilt free!
          For now, this is the end of part 1 PB&J... Please leave a comment if you have any more ideas or if you tried any of these recipes!

          Stay tuned... Next will be another PB&J post with edible and non-edible items...?