There's something wonderful about a good Keto Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich during these trying times. It's one of the best keto comfort foods in the world. Lately, I've been devouring a low-carb PBJ most days with a big glass of dairy-free Almond Milk.
I grew up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, my Dad used to pack one in my lunch every day when I was in grade school. Back then, growing up in Northern California in the 1970s, our PBJs were on whole wheat bread, smothered in peanut butter, with jelly that was more sugar than fruit.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on whole wheat bread are now a thing of many decades past. I gave up wheat in 1998 when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and went on a Gluten-Free Diet. Shortly after that, I went a step further, starting a Paleo Diet, and at that point, sugar-filled jams and jellies were out the door. Now, I've taken my decades of healthy eating to create the perfect Keto Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich for you.
First, you're probably wondering, is a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich keto? Well, not all of them, but yes, this one certainly is. Made with my low-carb Keto Bread, no-sugar-added peanut butter, and my homemade Sugar-Free Jam recipe, this is one amazing low-carb healthy peanut butter and jelly sammie that will knock your socks off.
If you don't have time to make my incredibly delicious homemade Plum Jam, you can hack the PBJ by leaving out the jelly or jam. Still, you'll need to find a low-carb bread. Make my Keto Bread or another one of my Low-Carb Bread Recipes and smother in peanut butter.
If you're going for a really great Keto Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich and you don't want to make homemade sugar-free jam, you can buy something that's pre-made. I haven't tried it, but Smucker's Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves look like a great option.
Peanut butter is going to be the easy part of making your Keto Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich come together. All you have to do is buy no-sugar-added peanut butter and you're off to the races.
Ok, I know making a nut-free peanut butter and jelly sandwich may sound a little crazy since peanut butter is a nut, well technically a legume, but if you want to indulge in a low-carb, nut-free peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I've got you covered. Use sunbutter in place of the peanut butter, and make the Nut-Free Bread recipe from my third book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry –you can find that amazing recipe on page 36.
This Keto Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is perfect for kids young and old, but especially for those on the Keto Diet. With my low-carb PBJ, keto kids can still enjoy this classic treat without the extra carbohydrates contained in regular bread, while avoiding all of the added sugar from processed jelly. This sandwich is key if you have a kiddo on the Keto Diet and are using it as a therapeutic treatment for epilepsy. Yes, since the Keto Diet is a medically approved treatment for seizure control, these kinds of kid-friendly treats are an indispensable part of the plan and make it even easier to adhere to.
Did you know the Keto Diet was developed in the 1930s as a treatment for pediatric epilepsy? I've researched and written extensively on the Top 5 Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy because unfortunately front line conventional pharmaceutical epilepsy treatment fails 50% of the time. Although the Keto Diet is used as a treatment for pediatric epilepsy in prestigious institutions ranging from Johns Hopkins to the Mayo Clinic, knowledge of this epilepsy therapy is not widespread among neurologists, in fact, it's very limited. If you're looking for more information on this evidence-based epilepsy therapy check out my Interview With the Top Keto Diet Expert in the world. She's trained hundreds of medical professionals and is a pioneer in her field.
I could go on all day about therapeutics for epilepsy because I love scientific research, but food is also my passion. So, back to Keto Peanut Butter and Jelly! I love drinking a nice tall glass of dairy-free milk with my Keto Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, but I'm allergic to milk so I have it with homemade almond milk. If I'm too busy to make my own, I buy almond milk.
So, these days Keto Peanut Butter and Jelly is where it's at for me. But what about you? What's your favorite comfort food recipe? Are you on a low-carb diet? If so is it helping you keep off the COVID19 (pounds)? Leave a comment and let me know!