Peanut Butter and Bananas Foster Sandwich


Who can’t use a creative sandwich idea? This peanut butter and bananas foster sandwich was a top entry in Jif’s 2012 recipe contest (they happily shared it with us!). If you have your own tasty dairy-free ideas, see our March Recipe Madness Contest.

Peanut Butter and Bananas Foster Sandwich Recipe

Special Diet Notes & Options: Peanut Butter and Bananas Foster Sandwich

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, and soy-free (with dairy-free, soy-free margarine – Earth Balance offers a couple of options). If you prefer to forgo margarine, use 3 tablespoons of a rich oil, such as unrefined coconut oil, and a generous pinch of salt.

For a gluten-free bananas foster sandwich, choose your favorite gluten-free sandwich bread. The swap is equally tasty since most gluten-free bread performs well when toasted.

For a peanut-free and tree nut-free bananas foster sandwich, use sunflower seed butter in place of the peanut butter.

For a vegan and vegetarian bananas foster sandwich, use your favorite vegan bacon or omit the bacon altogether.

Peanut Butter and Bananas Foster Sandwich
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Serves: 1 sandwich (plus more with excess)
  • ¼ cup dairy-free margarine (see note in post above for alternative)
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Bananas
  • 2 thick slices bread (wheat or gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (such as all-natural Jif)
  • Crispy cooked bacon, optional
  1. melt margarine in a pan over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Peel and slice bananas in half, then slice again lengthwise. Once it begins to bubble, put in slices of banana and cook until bananas are warm, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Toast the bread. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or more, if desired) on each piece of toast.
  3. Place bacon slices, if using, on one side of toast.
  4. Gently place warm banana slices on top of other piece of toast.
  5. Close sandwich and slice in half.
  6. Use excess bananas foster to make additional sandwiches!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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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