Bananutter Grahamwich Snacks

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Sure, the temperatures are cooling off, but I still love a good freezer grahamwich, particularly after a midday activity. This grahamwich recipe was a winner in the Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest™, and is naturally sweetened with bananas and just a hint of honey or agave. It is also incredibly versatile and fits with most dietary needs. See all of my notes below for options.

Bananutter Grahamwich Snacks - a speedy, 4 ingredient, dairy-free treat straight from the freezer

Special Diet Notes & Options: The Better Banutter Grahamwich

This recipe is naturally dairy-free and soy-free, with the right choice of graham crackers (a few brands do contain dairy, and as a heads up – many contain high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils – organic grahams are a good option).

Bananutter Grahamwich Snacks - a speedy, 4 ingredient, dairy-free treat straight from the freezerFor Vegan: Don’t feel married to the graham cracker. There are a couple of strict vegan brands out there, but they can be hard to find, as most contain some honey. I suggest Enjoy Life Double Chocolate or Sugar Crisp crunchy cookies or Lucy’s Cookies (many flavors all flat and crispy for a grahamwich experience!).

For Gluten-Free: We really like S’moreables gluten-free grahams from Kinnikinnick, but the vegan suggestions above, along with Enjoy Life Vanilla Honey Graham Crunchy Cookies, are also gluten-free, so take your pick!

For Peanut-Free and/or Nut-Free: Our peanut-free teen likes almond butter and WowButter, but you can opt for SunButter, PeaButter, or your favorite nut butter – whatever suits your diet and/or allergies best!

Bananutter Cream Sandwiches
 
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Note that the prep time doesn't include the freezing time. This recipe was an award winner in a Jif creative sandwich recipe contest.
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Serves: 4 ice cream sandwiches
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 4 rounded tablespoons all-natural creamy peanut butter (about ⅓ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (can sub agave nectar or maple syrup)
  • 8 chocolate graham crackers (see post above for gluten-free and vegan options)
Instructions
  1. Freeze the banana slices on a baking sheet or parchment paper for at least 1 hour.
  2. Place the frozen banana slices into your blender, and add the peanut butter and sweetener. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Spoon the mixture onto graham cracker and place another graham cracker on top, to make a total of 4 sandwiches.
  4. Place the sandwiches in the freezer and let sit for at least 1 hour, or until the middle is frozen.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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