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Peanut Butter Bananawich

Peanut Butter Bananawich

Recipe and photo courtesy of Caitlin for the Young Cooks Recipe Challenge
Course entree
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 whole-grain crackers
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Gently rub the banana under cold running water. Scrub lemon with a clean vegetable brush under running water. Dry with a clean towel.
  • Peel the banana and cut it in half lengthwise. These are the ‘bread’ part of the bananawich (see photo).
  • Add the lemon juice to a shallow bowl. Roll the banana slices in lemon juice to prevent browning. Pat the banana slices dry with a clean towel to remove excess lemon juice.
  • Spread 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter on the bottom half of the banana. Top with remaining banana.
  • Place the bananawich near the lower part of a plate to form a smile.
  • Next, place the crackers near the top of the plate. Top each cracker with a dried cranberry so they look like eyes.
  • Add a maraschino cherry for the nose.
  • Use dried cranberries above the eyes to create eyebrows.
  • Serve immediately.