I’m probably one of the few to care, but it is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!
So here is a Peanut Butter and Jam sandwich. Done my way…which goes against most traditional peanut butter and jelly rules. Yes, there are rules. Click here to check some out.
toasted bread + homemade jam + fresh fruit + natural chunky peanut butter
This is not your average PB&J…
Yes, those jars above are my homemade low-sugar jams that I am addicted to making. I hope to sell them to you all one day. :)
My favorite jam to use in my PB&J is strawberry. Jam means that it is made with actual fruit. This is different from “jelly” which is made from fruit juice (not fruit).
Then, turn it up a notch by adding sliced fresh strawberries. Sliced bananas or blueberries are also great.
Then comes the peanut butter…
Now, this is key.
My absolute favorite natural peanut butter of all time is Smucker’s All-Natural Chunky Peanut Butter. My love for this peanut butter is boarderline obsessive.
Eat it with honey. It will change your life.
If your style is creamy pb, go creamy. If you are into almond butter, go for it.
We all swing our PBJ’s a little different.
Toasted Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Sandwich
- Slices of Sprouted Grain Bread (such as Ezekiel), toasted
- Low-sugar natural strawberry jam
- sliced fresh strawberries
- All-natural crunchy peanut butter
- Toast the slices of bread
- Spread jam on one slice and top with strawberries
- Spread the peanut butter on the other slice. (I would use Smuckers All-Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter if I were you)
- Press together the slices and cut in half. Or enjoy eating them openfaced, like I do.
- People say the ratio of peanut butter to jam is 2:1 …so I will just go with that. sounds good to me.
I actually always prefer eating my PBJ open-faced. With pb, jam, and fruit on both sides.
Sooo, I guess that would not even be a sandwich. It more like PBJ toast.
Just another rule I am breaking with these PBJ’s. Be a rebel.