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My Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles are a favorite at our house! We love them for breakfast and we pack them in our daughter’s lunch, along with a special treat that helps her with her shyness and with making new friends!
The day after Thanksgiving, I was already listening to Christmas music. I can’t help it; I ADORE the holidays!
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” I sang, “...mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again.“
For most of us, after having the kids home for two weeks or more, this is true. But, when the kids start heading back to school after the holiday break, we’re burnt out on creative ideas for our kids’ lunches.
I often feel that just one creative idea can spark more, so hopefully these Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles with Fruit Spread lunch idea will be your spark to fun and more creative lunches this year!
Using The Best Ingredients Makes A Difference
The combination of peanut butter and banana is likely matched only by peanut butter and chocolate as far as the greatest duos in history.
A close second is the combination of Jif and Smucker’s – they both have that great taste and they’re better together. A perfect pair.
We prefer Jif® Peanut Butter because you can definitely tell the difference compared to other brands. Jif® Peanut Butter has a fresh-roasted peanut taste and we’re not the only family that thinks so because Jif® is the #1 brand of peanut butter in the USA*.
Smucker’s® Fruit Spread, like Jif® Peanut Butter, is a brand that has been trusted for generations. It’s made with only high-quality, hand-picked strawberries and you know what they say – with a name like Smucker’s it has to be good!
Peanut Butter and Banana Waffle Recipe
Once I made these Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles for my family, plain waffles just didn’t compare any longer. In fact, my daughter started to request that we make extra on the weekends so that I could pack them in her lunches! It never occurred to me before, but with the protein that Jif provides and the delicious sweet taste of Smucker’s® Fruit Spread, it’s the ideal lunch combo.
These delicious peanut butter and banana waffles are perfect for breakfast, packed in a lunch in place of a boring sandwich, or frozen for a busy weekday morning breakfast on the go.
You can easily find Jif® Peanut Butter, Smucker’s® Fruit Spread, and Jif Power Ups® at your local Meijer store. Until 2/2/19, save over $2 on Jif® Peanut Butter, Smucker’s® Fruit Spreads, and Jif Power Ups® Snacks with mPerks digital coupons!
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Ella loves to help making this recipe, especially when it comes to mashing the bananas. This is the perfect recipe for which to use those beat up, browning bananas. The more ripe they are, the sweeter the batter!
Once you mix the ingredients together, pour the batter onto your waffle iron and get the Smucker’s Fruit Spread ready! I also like to add just a touch of powdered sugar to the top; Ella calls it “Snow Sugar” so it seems fitting for this time of year.
Making School Lunches Extra Special With Jif
My kiddo lately seems to be having a hard time making friends at school. This can be tough for many kids, especially if they’re shy and even if they’re highly intelligent for their age.
I’ve told her that the key to my being able to make friends when I was in school was to make them laugh! Her response: “But I don’t know any good jokes.”
Girl, I can help you with that.
Jokes are easy, but making friends is hard. I get it. So I like to wrap one of her favorite snacks – Jif Power Ups® Snacks – in parchment and include a little note with a joke of the day. That way, she can tell her friends a good joke and maybe share her snack with a friend.
Why Jif Power Ups®?
You might not have heard of Jif Power Ups® yet because they’re fairly new. These delicious, individually wrapped snacks solve the unmet need of parents to serve snacks that are portable, contain ingredients that make them feel good about feeding their kids, and that kids love.
Jif Power Ups® are available in Chewy Granola Bars and Creamy Clusters with peanuts as the #1 ingredient.
What do you do to make your kid’s packed lunches special? Comment below!
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