The King’s Waffled Peanut Butter and Banana Sliders

Sweet dinner rolls are split in half and slathered with creamy peanut butter before being topped with slices of banana to create The King’s Waffled Peanut Butter & Banana Sliders.  (The preferred sandwich filling of Elvis!)  These mini sandwiches are then popped into a waffle maker to make for a thinner, easier to handle sandwich that also warms the filling to create a decadent, protein packed lunch.  #lunchboxfun

The King's Waffled Peanut Butter and Banana Sliders | Melanie Makes

Today, our lazy days of Summer schedule just got a kick in the pants.  So long, vacation.  Hello, first day of school.  Wah, wah.  Although really, I’m the only one in the house with the feeling of dread.  Both of the girls are beyond excited to be back and see their friends.  And honestly, getting back onto a more strict schedule will do us all some good.

The King's Waffled Peanut Butter and Banana Sliders | Melanie Makes

Well, except for one thing.  Our school added 30 minutes to the prekindergarten day so instead of and hour and a half to get the younger two home, fed lunch and down for naps, I know have just an hour.  I’m seeing a lot of getting creative for lunch ideas in my future.  And perhaps some of those including bento lunches on the car ride home.

The King's Waffled Peanut Butter and Banana Sliders | Melanie Makes

When King’s Hawaiian reached out to see if I’d be interested in creating a lunch idea with their amazing product, I couldn’t reply fast enough.  You guys, I love King’s Hawaiian to the moon and back.  As in, last winter during the insane rounds of polar vortex weather we experienced I’d add soup to our menu not only to warm us up but also because it provided the best excuse to have King’s Hawaiian rolls.  Bites of heaven I tell you!  Unfortunately, my family agrees to their awesomeness and a package never lasts long.

The King's Waffled Peanut Butter and Banana Sliders | Melanie Makes

On occasion when we had a few leftover rolls I’d use them to make sandwiches for Leighton and Carson for a quick lunch.  Of course, 9 times out of 10 they’d take out whatever filling I’d used and eat the roll first.  Until now!  I’ve created a lunch that’s perfect for any day of the week and especially those days where I’m on the clock to get lunch on the table quickly.  My newly turned first grader just wishes she could take her lunch to school now so that she could enjoy them as well!

I’ve not only made lunch, but I’ve made lunch fun with these The King’s Waffled Peanut Butter and Banana Sliders!  Sweet dinner rolls are split in half and slathered with creamy peanut butter before being topped with slices of banana.  (The preferred sandwich filling of Elvis!)  These mini sandwiches are then popped into a waffle maker to make for a thinner, easier to handle sandwich that also warms the filling to create a decadent, protein packed lunch.  The best part?  They take only minutes to create!

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The King's Waffled Peanut Butter and Banana Sliders
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 16 King's Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 bananas, sliced
Instructions
  1. Split each roll in half and spread the inside of both halves with peanut butter.
  2. Top with four slices of banana.
  3. Put halves of roll together to create sandwich and place in preheated waffle iron.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned and warmed through.

The King's Waffled Peanut Butter and Banana Sliders | Melanie Makes

That stack of sandwiches in that photo?  Gone in seconds.  Complete with oohs and ahhs from the three children I served them to. 

Oh, okay, so I may have eaten one or three myself as well.  I couldn’t resist!

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Comments

  1. YUM!!!! Peanut butter and banana is my favorite! I’ve never thought about using a King’s Hawaiian roll and putting it in the waffle iron – mind blown! :) Pinned!

  2. Oh, my goodness! I never even thought about the roll in the waffle iron too! This is genius girl!!! I am definitely getting a pack of rolls now!!!!

  3. Ooh I LOVE peanut butter banana, and it was genius to put the rolls in the waffle maker! Such a great recipe, Melanie.

  4. Hawaiian bread is my hubby’s fav, but I never thought to waffle them! That’s a genius idea!

  5. SO SMART!! I love pb + banana and it was a brilliant idea to use the King’s Hawaiian rolls to make these sandwiches–and an EVEN MORE brilliant idea to then put them in the waffle maker! perfect and tasty!!

  6. Nothing better than King’s bread, our absolute favorite. And waffled!! One of my new obsessions. These look so good!

  7. Those sound decadent and delicious!

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