The Best Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Recipe Intro From Owen.Han

Owen Han ups the anty on classic PB&J with a recipe that calls for homemade peanut butter, and homemade jam. The sandwich is topped off with grilled honey rum banana and cacao nibs. 

You'll have plenty of leftover peanut butter from this recipe. Check out our Peanut Butter recipe feed for more inspo. Looking for some of our favorites? Check out this Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl and this Peanut Butter Washed Bourbon.


Homemade Peanut Butter

  • 1 pound roasted shelled unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons honey, optional
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon salt, optional

Fresh Jam

  • 1 pound mixed berries
  • 1/ 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • pinch of salt

Honey Rum Grilled Banana

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon honey

To Assmeble

  • sourdough bread
  • cacao nibs


  • Step 1

    Start by making the homemade peanut butter. Place the peanuts in a food processor. Process until very smooth about 10 min. Optional: add the salt and honey and process until incorporated.

  • Step 2

    Next, make the jam. Place the fruit, sugar, lemon, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat and mash the fruit with a potato masher or large fork into a chunky texture.

  • Step 3

    Bring the mixture up to a boil. Cook for about 20 min stirring frequently.

  • Step 4

    Turn off the heat and transfer the jam into glass jars. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

  • Step 5

    For the Honey Rum Banana, combine rum, honey and cinnamon; set aside. Cut bananas in half lengthwise, leaving the peel on.

  • Step 6

    Place bananas cut side down on grill. Grill over medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn and brush with honey mixture. Grill until tender, 5-6 minutes.

  • Step 7

    To assemble sandwich, spread peanut butter on one piece of bread and spread homemade jam on the other.

  • Step 8

    Add the peeled banana on the slice of sourdough that has peanut butter then sprinkle on cacao nibs. Place the other slice of bread with jam over top. Grill in a buttered pan for 3-4 min per side depending on heat.

  • Step 9

    Cut sandwich in half and enjoy!