Peanut Butter Banana Sushi

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This peanut butter banana sushi is a great, simple-to-make option for lunchtime! With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes, you’ll have a filling meal ready to serve!

Banana sushi rolls served with berries.

Most banana sushi recipes use a tortilla as the base, but I love using slices of bread! Using bread makes these sushi rolls a fun twist to a classic sandwich that will make lunchtime so much fun! There’s no denying the combo of peanut butter and banana – they pair together so well and when rolled up in a slice of bread make for a sweet and filling meal!

If you can’t get enough of the peanut butter and banana combo, be sure to try out this flourless peanut butter banana cake, these soft baked banana peanut butter bars, and this fluffy peanut butter banana french toast!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make this peanut butter banana sushi:

Ingredients to make peanut butter banana sushi
  • Banana: Use a large banana that is ripe, but not overripe. You’ll want the banana to be firm and not mushy so that it keeps its shape and is easy to slice into pieces.
  • Peanut Butter: For added flavor, and fats, and to help hold the roll together.
  • Sandwich Bread: Opt for large, soft slices of bread. I like to use soft wheat bread since it is easy to work with and roll up.
  • Hemp Hearts: Optional add-in for a nutritional boost. I love to sprinkle on a few seeds on top, but you can omit them or sprinkle on any toppings you’d like!

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Ingredient Substitutions & Additions

  • Peanut Butter: The peanut butter may be replaced with any other type of nut butter, seed-based butter, or granola butter.
  • Bread: The sandwich bread may be swapped with a tortilla.
  • Honey: Optional addition to drizzle on top for added sweetness!

Step By Step Instructions

Steps to make peanut butter banana sushi.

STEP 1: Cut off the crusts from the slices of bread (Image 1).

STEP 2: Use a rolling pin to roll the bread slices out to be as flat as possible (Image 2).

Steps to make peanut butter banana sushi.

STEP 3: Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on each slice of bread in an even layer (Image 3).

STEP 4: Slice the banana in half and place each half on one end of each slice of bread (Image 4).

STEP 5: Roll the banana into a tight log, pressing down on the edge to seal it closed (Image 5). Slice it into 1-inch pieces and sprinkle with hemp heart seeds, or toppings of choice (Image 6)!

Storage Instructions

These rollups are best served fresh, but if you would like to pack them in a lunchbox, try keeping the slices together and still touching so that as little air hits the exposed banana as possible. You may also place some plastic wrap over the pieces in an airtight lunchbox container. The goal is to prevent too much air from hitting the bananas to help prevent browning.

Kids lunchbox with banana sushi rolls, berries, carrots, and pea crisps.

Tips For Success

  • Use soft, large pieces of bread for these sushi rollups so that the slice is easy to roll out without tearing and large enough to wrap around the entire banana.
  • Use a banana that is ripe and not overripe. You want the banana to be firm enough to keep its shape and a mushy, overripe banana will be difficult to slice.
Banana sushi rolls served with berries.

Recipe FAQs

What type of bread is best to use for these banana sushi rolls?

Large, soft slices of bread are best to use. Large slices ensure that the bread will be big enough to wrap around the banana and soft slices will ensure that the bread doesn’t tear when rolled out.

How can I make this banana sushi nut-free?

You can swap the peanut butter with a seed-based butter like sunflower seed butter or an oat-based butter like granola butter.

What is the best way to keep this banana sushi from browning?

This banana sushi is best served fresh, but if you are preparing it in advance, try keeping the slices together so that the surface of the banana is not exposed. You may also try covering the slices with plastic wrap.

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Banana sushi rolls served with berries.
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Peanut Butter Banana Sushi

This peanut butter banana sushi is a great, simple-to-make option for lunchtime! With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes, you'll have a filling meal ready to serve!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts, optional

Instructions 

  • Cut off the crusts from the slices of bread.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the bread slices out to be as flat as possible.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on each slice of bread in an even layer.
  • Slice the banana in half and place each half on one end of each slice of bread.
  • Roll the banana into a tight log, pressing down on the edge to seal it closed. Slice it into 1-inch pieces and sprinkle with hemp heart seeds or toppings of choice!

Notes

  • Use soft, large pieces of bread for these sushi rollups so that the slice is easy to roll out without tearing and large enough to wrap around the entire banana.
  • Use a banana that is ripe and not overripe. You want the banana to be firm enough to keep its shape and a mushy, overripe banana will be difficult to slice.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 189mg, Potassium: 363mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 83IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 2mg
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About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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