Grilled Peanut Butter & Molasses Sandwich

Servings: 2 serving(s)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

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Grilled peanut butter and molasses sandwich: a grilled-to-perfection take on the old-time PB & M combo. Crispy and golden on the outside and melty in the middle, this humble sandwich is positively decadent. 

Grilled peanut butter and molasses sandwich: a grilled-to-perfection take on the old-time PB & M combo. Crispy and golden on the outside and melty in the middle, this humble sandwich is positively decadent. 

You don’t have to search very far to find lovers of the peanut butter and molasses combo. It’s an old fashioned classic (in Atlantic Canada anyway) and a comfort food that so many of us grew up with.

Years ago I saw a feature on favourite foods of famous people and it featured a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich loved by Elvis. It got me thinking outside of the grilled cheese box.

I like my grilled peanut butter and molasses sandwich made with oatmeal brown bread but they are equally good with a hearty multigrain bread. If white bread is your thing, that’s delicious too.

Grilled peanut butter and molasses sandwich: a grilled-to-perfection take on the old-time PB & M combo. Crispy and golden on the outside and melty in the middle, this humble sandwich is positively decadent. 

To flatten or not to flatten?

I like to leave my sandwiches alone when they’re grilling but I know many  people who can’t resist flattening their sandwiches with a spatula as they cook. To each his own.

Tip: If your butter isn’t soft enough to spread on the bread slices you can melt it in the pan and place the assembled sandwich directly on top. Melt more butter when you flip the sandwich so both sides get crispy.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Molasses Sandwich Recipe

Makes 2 sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of sandwich bread
  • 2-4 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • softened butter for spreading
  • 3-4 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses

Instructions:

  1. Warm a frying pan over medium heat
  2. Spread peanut butter on two of the slices of bread and drizzle over the molasses. Spread to coat.
  3. Place remaining slices of bread on top of each slathered slice.
  4. Butter the outside of each sandwich (four sides in total) and place in the warmed pan.
  5. Grill until golden and then flip.
  6. Grill side two until golden.
  7. Eat while still warm.

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8 thoughts on “Grilled Peanut Butter & Molasses Sandwich

  1. GARRY GAUDETT says:

    I have been doing peanut butter and cheese whiz for a lot of years will add the molasses to the mix now it will be exceptionally great, thank you,!!!!!.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Garry, I haven’t heard of the PB and Cheese Whiz combo for years and years! Such a throwback. Reminds me that people used to eat cheddar cheese with molasses too. Enjoy.

  2. Chris says:

    Love this idea for peanut butter sandwiches. Thank you.

  3. Wayne Lind says:

    Oh My! Will make this for sure. When I use molasses I always have to have a tablespoon or more just to eat. Love the stuff. Thanks for the recipe.
    My wife says ))%*))%)%)% ever going to eat that. Silly girl!

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Dear Wayne, Glad at least one person in your household eats enough molasses for two :)

  4. Kathleen Boldrick says:

    As a young girl our oldest daughter loved peanut butter and molasses mixed with a little wheat germ and on multigrain bread. I sent her this link and she wrote that she hasn’t had one in ages and hadn’t thought of grilling it but will try it. She is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, flew jets, was an instructor pilot, married, had two children now in college, and is an OR nurse. She is kind and generous, an avid bicyclist, suitably muscular with not a hint of a tummy. Not saying that everyone who eats this sandwich will be equally prolific…

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Kathleen, I’d love to think that molasses played a part in your daughter’s amazing life :) (No doubt it was the mom who offered her molasses that deserves much credit.) Wonderful how some recipes can set your mind wandering…
      P.S. My mom used to make us peanut butter, wheat germ and lettuce sandwiches for lunch, and peanut butter and bacon. Molasses would be a great addition to both.

      1. Kathleen Boldrick says:

        Bacon! Of course! Thanks.

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