Nut allergies are so common these days. . . especially peanut allergies. (I guess the peanut is technically a legume, but for simplicity’s sake we’ll refer to it as a nut.) My children at this point cannot have peanuts. What a bummer! They don’t know that they’re missing yummy PB & J’s, peanut butter on apple slices. . . Â my favorite, peanut butter fudge. . .
Yes, it is a bummer but my children don’t even know they’re without, and it’s mostly thanks to the amazing coconut. Like in my No Bake Oatmeal Cookies, the true star of the show is coconut butter. I’m still shaking my head thinking about how this coconut puree is actually so good for you:
- Full of healthy fats
- Full of lauric acid, which is an immune booster – antiviral and antibacterial
- Contains caprylic acid, which is antifungal
- Contains calcium Â and magnesium
- Good source of essential amino acids
Plus. . . it just tastes so heavenly.
So! With all that said, one day in the kitchen I wanted my kiddos to have a fresh, new light sandwich instead of the sandwiches we are so used to eating. I tried this out and it was a hit. It’s as simple as it could be, and kids of all ages 😉 will love it.
Banana & Coconut Butter Sandwich
Makes 2 sandwiches.
- Your favorite sliced bread (this pumpkin seed blender bread would work well if you’re grain-free!)
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup coconut butterÂ -Â learn how to easily make your own coconut butter here
Spread the coconut butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Slice banana into 1/4″ slices and cover one slice of bread with them. Slap another piece of coconut-buttered bread on top, slice, and serve. It’s as easy as a peanut butter and banana sandwich, only now it’s a banana & coconut butter sandwich!
You can also try lightly toasting the bread before you add the other ingredients. Melts in your mouth! And if you want to get downright crazy, try mashing the banana first, then add the coconut butter and spread.
Here it is in recipe card format, if you want to print:Print
Banana & Coconut Butter Sandwich – Kid Friendly!
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
Makes 2 sandwiches.
- Your favorite sliced bread (this pumpkin seed blender bread would work well if you’re grain-free!) – can be toasted or not
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup coconut butter – learn how to easily make your own coconut butter here
Spread the coconut butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Slice banana into 1/4″ slices and cover one slice of bread with them. Slap another piece of coconut-buttered bread on top, slice, and serve.
You could also mash the banana and mix together with the coconut butter.
You could use graham crackers to make this “sandwich”, and you can use all different kinds of fruit slices, not only bananas.
- Prep Time: 5 min
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7 thoughts on “Banana & Coconut Butter Sandwich – Kid Friendly!”
I have purchased the coconut product you link to that is actually coconut cream. It is rock hard solid at room temperate and not at all spreadable. When i do defrost it, the oil defrosts first and I still have a brick in the middle of coconut pulp. HOw does this work for you?
Hi Chanel! Definitely keep it at room temperature, like you’re doing. Sometimes I keep mine near the stove so it can be in a warmer environment. When you have the oil separate from the coconut meat, simply stir together until blended. Just like natural peanut or almond butter. I hope that helps!
Hi Danielle- thanks for these delicious recipes (coconut butter and coconut butter banana sandwiches) So easy and yummy especially for the little ones. Plus I’m a coconut-nut. You can never have enough coconut. I think I also watched some of your YouTube vlogs when you were expecting your little girl. If that was you, it’s strange I keep running into your stuff on the internet: found this on pintrest. We have the same name and apparently are quite similar 🙂 Thanks again!
Hi Danielle! (<-- Great name! 😉 ) We are coconut-nuts too, my whole family. It's so good! I'm so glad you found me on Pinterest! Although, I've not entered the world of vlogging yet - maybe there is another Danielle running around like us?! I hope to have some videos done this year, though. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Enjoy that coconut! 🙂 <3
I seen on different web sites that some say you can use it only as a nut butter replacement like peanut butter and others say you can use it as a butter replacement as well. My guess is this coconut butter like all coconut products whether it is butter, oil etc. coconut is unique and has unique properties and can be used as either one. I think that it works bet as a nut butter replacement. Do you agree? Could you use it as peanut butter replacement and make like just a coconut butter sandwich, spread coconut butter on vanilla wafers for a snack instead of peanut butter, or spread it on a piece of toasted bread for a butter replacement?
Yes, you absolutely could! I do agree, the grainy texture of coconut butter makes a better nut butter replacement, at least in my opinion. If I have to sub for butter, I use coconut oil rather than the butter. Thanks for your comment!