Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo almond butter and jelly sandwich. Homemade almond butter and no sugar added jelly with plantain bread.
gluten-free grain-free paleo almond butter and jellyAs you are reading this and enjoying this simple healthy recipe we are in the air flying to a magical place called DISNEY.

We cannot believe this mini family vacation is already here. We had so much fun last year celebrating with our family and are excited to make more memories! We are a Disney family for sure! Lori, well actually the whole family, is so excited when baby M is here and we can play with Mickey and friends. Our niece loves going to Disney and we can’t wait for little baby M to join in on the family experience. We love Disney because it allows us to be kids again πŸ˜‰

Speaking of kids and being a child, who didn’t love a good old PB & J sandwich as a kid?

We LOVED them growing up even all the way into high school. We loved having them as after school snacks before soccer practice. We remember in 3rd grade we had to write how to make a PB & J sandwich. As an assignment each student had to write out how to make it. Then our teacher took each student’s instructions and followed them to make the sandwich. It was funny to watch as everyone had a different versions. Some had a lot of peanut butter, some had little and others were jelly filled!


A simple healthy sandwich too!

Made in just a few simple steps. And with just 5 ingredients!!

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Go ahead and make yourself this PB & J inspired sandwich and be a kid again!

shhh we won’t tell anyone

5 ingredient paleo PB&J sandwich

We used almond butter to keep it paleo friendly, but you can use any nut or seed butter!

Even peanut butter is a great option!

The main highlight of this recipe is the JELLY. Our version of homemade jelly.

no sugar added paleo berry jelly with gelatin

And no need to worry about adding in sugar to this sandwich! It is full of natural flavors.

Our jelly is made from just two ingredients. Yep, it’s that easy.

No sugar added jelly. And we used gelatin to thicken it like jelly!

So you could say this sandwich is gut-friendly πŸ˜‰

Come join us in the kitchen to make this easy and healthy everyday sandwich.

This has been Lori’s favorite pregnancy craving meal. Literally could eat this all day πŸ˜‰

Oh wait she just about does, heheΒ 

How to make the best 5 ingredient almond butter and jelly sandwich you’ll ever eat.

Gluten-free grain-free 5 ingredient almond butter & jelly sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

serves 1

Gluten-free grain-free 5 ingredient almond butter & jelly sandwich

A quick and healthy PB & J sandwich made from a few ingredients. Gluten-free. Grain-free. Dairy-free. Made with no sugar added jelly. Almond butter or any nut butter to keep it paleo.


  • 1/2 plantain, peeled (100g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • homemade no sugar added jelly
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 tsp gelatin, we use this brand
  • nut butter
  • 1-2 tablespoon of your favorite nut or seed butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place plantain and eggs into blender.
  3. Spread 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil in the bottom of 6 in circle pan.
  4. Blend the other 1/2 tablespoon oil into blender with eggs and plantain.
  5. Pour batter into pan.
  6. Bake for about 15 -18 minutes.
  7. To make jelly
  8. Heat up a small saucepan on medium heat.
  9. Place the 1 cup berries into pan and let warm up.
  10. Once berries are no longer frozen pour into blender.
  11. Blend berries with the gelatin.
  12. Assemble sandwich
  13. Cut bread in half.
  14. Spread on nut butter on one side of the bread.
  15. Spread as much jelly on top of nut butter.
  16. Place the other half of bread on top.
  17. Enjoy!

ENJOY! From two PB&J lovers to another!

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PIN this sandwich so you will never be without the best childhood favorite meal! And it’s made with ingredients your mom and grandma would approve of!

And if you want more almond butter and jelly love check out these almond butter and jelly cinnamon rolls!

Almond butter and jelly all day long.

Now that is something this pregnant lady can do!

Anyone want to join me and eat PB & J all day?

What was your childhood favorite meal or snack?

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20 thoughts on “Almond butter & no sugar jelly sandwich. Paleo recipe.

  1. YUM! The funny thing is, I was already planning on this being my lunch while traveling to blend tomorrow. I so wish you ladies would be there this year but I hope you have an awesome vacation! πŸ™‚

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:54 am
  2. This sounds absolutely amazing! I’ve never cooked with plantains before, but I totally need to give it a try! AND, I love the idea of making my own jelly. It’s so easy!

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:54 am
  3. A’right, this is awesome!!!! I love peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, but I haven’t had one in forever! Thank you for this great alternative! I am so ready to try it πŸ™‚

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 10:22 am
  4. I never thought to use gelatin in jelly! Interesting… Enjoy the family vaca in disney!!!!

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:11 am
  5. YUM! I like your idea of using gelatin to thicken your jelly. I usually just use chia seeds, and they do the job quite well. I just made myself protein pancakes with avocado/banana/carob icing and chia seed strawberry jam.

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:13 am
  6. i’m so craving one!! and a vacation you gals. enjoy family time!

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm
  7. Looks good! I’ll have to try this soon. One question though, I understand why peanut butter isn’t paleo, but why aren’t other nutbutters (like macadamia nut or cashew nut) paleo? I thought all true nuts and seeds are paleo. I think I’d do this with cashew-macadamia blend and raspberry jelly.

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm
  8. That sounds right up my street! I’ve made something similar with coconut flour pancakes – I also used them to make a grilled cheese when I was craving it in my first tri!

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 2:25 pm
  9. This looks awesome; I’m making it for breakfast tommorow!
    To be honest though, I’ve never been a big fan of PB&J, mostly because of the repetitive, smashed PB&Js I had almost everyday when I was in elementary school, and peanut butter actually makes my face go numb!
    My favorite childhood (well, I’m 15, so I’m still a child) food was cereal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, cereal all day long! Thank goodness for your delicious cereal recipes; now you all must recreate fruity pebbles (my favorite πŸ˜‰

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm
  10. Does the ripeness of the plantain make a difference? They only had the mostly black ones at my grocery store and my bread turned out very dense and quiche-like. Still good, but not the texture I was hoping for. At least my 3 year old loves it! Actually made it twice in the past two days! Love your stuff! Thanks for the help! Keep all the good stuff coming!

    Posted on June 8, 2014 at 12:39 pm
    1. Amanda yes to get more bread like texture you need the green plantains. Glad your 3 yr old loved it!

      Posted on June 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm
  11. How long can these go un refrigerated ? I need to carry it with me for about four hours up to six an the stranger days.

    Posted on December 27, 2014 at 2:57 am
    1. It might last a day without being refrigerated if the weather is cool.

      Posted on December 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm
  12. Do green bananas work or just plantains?

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:02 am
    1. Plantains work best, but others have tried it with green bananas.

      Posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm
  13. have you ever done a big batch of the bread?

    Posted on July 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm
    1. big batch of our plantain bread? if so, no we have not.

      Posted on July 14, 2015 at 10:38 pm
  14. I was wondering what the texture would be like if a little dissolved yeast, salt, and coconut flour (to absorb the added water with the yeast) were added before smoothing it in a round pan? I anxious to experiment πŸ™‚

    Posted on August 14, 2015 at 1:52 pm
    1. You could try, we don’t use yeast.

      Posted on August 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm
  15. If using fresh berries, do you have to add water to the blender?

    Posted on March 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm