Sunflower Seed Butter, Banana & Fig Sandwich + Recipe Roundup 4

Who doesn’t love a good old peanut butter and jelly sandwich?!  If I’m being honest, growing up, I actually hated them.  I would always ask for peanut butter only and didn’t want to touch the jelly.  But one summer, in 10th grade, I was offered one on a school trip.  With nothing else in site to eat, I had to eat it!  To my surprise, I loved it!  Flash forward a few years and I still love them, but sometimes I need to mix it up a bit.

Recently, I’ve become a sunflower seed butter lover, so my sandwiches have changed from PB&J to SB&J.  Then, this past weekend I had a sandwich with fig jam and I thought, “what better way to spice up my SB&J sandie?!”  So I went out and got some delish fig preserves from a market by my apartment (which were on sale…woo!) an created this sandie.

Of course, I had to add some nannies to the mix because I wanted something a little extra to keep me full.

P.S. If you have the luxury of working from home (woohoo!) I suggest throwing this in a panini maker or heating it up in a pan to make it that much more delicious! Yum!

Sunflower Seed Butter, Banana & Fig Sandwichimage1 (25)

Servings: 1


  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter
  • 1 tablespoon fig preserves
  • 1 medium (about 7 inches) banana, sliced


  • Top one slice of bread with sunflower seed butter and one slice with fig preserves.
  • Add sliced banana and put two slices together.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 455; Fat: 19.4 g; Saturated fat: 2.1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 441 mg; Carb: 83 g; Fiber: 15.1 g; Sugars: 36.4 g; Protein: 18.3 g

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