Peanut butter and jelly. That’s what the kiddo requests every day for lunch. I kid you not. Every. Day.
On a good day I can get him to change it up a little with a Banana Boat, one of my childhood favorites. Perhaps an Apple and Peanut Butter Sandwich. If we are feeling really adventurous, a Pumpkin Peanut Butter Sandwich.
Most days though, he just wants a plan old PBJ. I get so tired of making them. I have no idea why the kiddo doesn’t get tired of eating them. Sure, peanut butter is awesome, but come on. Too much of a good thing, right?
So I’m always looking for ways to mix it up a little. For some reason, if it isn’t an ordinary PBJ, I feel a little better about giving it to the kiddo day after day. After day.
I like to think that by changing it a little, and convincing the kiddo that he should try my slightly different PBJ, that I’m also encouraging him to try new foods. So when it comes time to try, say, a taco or cauliflower, he won’t resist.
Wishful thinking. I know. I still try though.
Since National Peanut Butter Day is just around the corner, January 24th, I thought I’d try something a little new.
Crescent rolls. Peanut butter. Your favorite jelly. A slice of banana. Roll it all up. Bake it. And then watch them disappear.
Seriously, they will disappear. I had to remind Hubs that I still have to photograph these crescent beauties, and that he just better save a few for me. And he did. Grudgingly.
Come to think of it, I think that Hubs ate more of these than the kiddo did. Somethings big kids just don’t out grow, and PBJs are one of them.
A tasty variation on the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Perfect for kids, both young and old.
- 1 tube crescent rolls
- 8 tablespoons peanut butter
- 8 teaspoons jelly, jam or honey
- 8 banana slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- On a baking sheet separate the dough into 8 crescent rolls.
- Place about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on each roll.
- Top with 1 teaspoon jelly, jam or honey.
- Place a banana slice on top.
- Starting at the long end and ending at the tip of the triangle. Fold up the ends to create a little pocket.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cool slightly.
These freeze well and make for a quick lunch or snack. Let them sit on the counter for a couple of hours to unthaw, pop them in the oven at 350 degrees until heated through or defrost in the microwave.
Need some other ideas to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day? How about:
- Banana Boat
- Apple and Peanut Butter Sandwich
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Sandwich
- Peanut Butter and Nutella Waffles
- Super Energy Granola Bars
- Baked Turkey Meatballs with Sweet Peanut Butter Sauce
- Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad
- Banana-Oat Cookies
- Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies
- Frozen Peanut Butter Swirl Pie
- Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Bars
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