Deep-Fried Fluffernutter Sandwich

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Can you believe I’ve never had a fluffernutter sandwich? I’ve never even had peanut butter and marshmallows together.


I mean, I know I’ve got some strange eating habits (read: super pickiness) and there are a lot of things I’ve never tried (like brussel sprouts, beets, sushi, and kale).

But a dessert I’ve never tried? Blasphemy!

So when I received a copy of The Busy Mom’s Cookbook by Antonia Lofaso and started flipping through the recipes, the deep-fried fluffernutter sandwich totally caught my eye. Finally! A reason to try marshmallow-banana-goodness.

You know who Antonia is, right? She was on Top Chef! I was SO excited to get my hot little hands on a copy of her book. I absolutely loved her on the show.

Her book is written for busy moms everywhere; the working mom, the stay-at-home mom, and all the moms in between. It’s has 100 quick, home-cooked meals you can share with your kids. Some of them sound positively mouthwatering, like the lemon crepes. Or the Red Bliss Potato and Onion Frittata. The book is full of meals and treats for the entire day, from breakfast to dessert. I’m totally making the Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder this fall. There’s even an entire section devoted to leftovers: cook one night and eat for two!

Each recipe comes with a story about the food; whether it be an anecdote about her daughter or something from her childhood that inspired the recipe. All of the recipes sound totally doable too – not like some that have a gazillion unheard of ingredients. I love that; if I can’t find it at Walmart, I don’t want to have to go hunt for it.

And can I tell you that her Spiced Chocolate Pudding with Salted Whipped Cream and the Chocolate Banana Caramel Bread Pudding on totally on my list of to-make desserts, like, yesterday?

The fluffernutter sandwich was SO good. Dreamy. Like little bites of heaven. Jordan liked it so much she licked the entire thing so I couldn’t have any more.

I’m serious.

Are you interested in your own copy of Antonia’s book? You’re in luck – it comes out this Thursday, August 2nd. You can pre-order it here.

Or…you could come back for Crazy Sweet Tuesday tomorrow. Because I get to give away a copy! Yay you! Then you can make Caramel-Almond Popcorn too. And this unbelievablygoodlickworthy sandwich.

Deep-Fried Fluffernutter Sandwich

by Crazy for Crust (From The Busy Mom’s Cookbook by Antonia Lofaso)

  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 slices bread (I used King’s Hawaiian Sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 medium banana, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons cold marshmallow fluff (freeze a few minutes before using)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Dash salt
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish
  1. Heat the oil to 350 degrees in a 10-12″ sauté pan, verifying the temperature with a candy thermometer. Have the oil hot and ready to go before the sandwich is made.
  2. While the oil is heating, spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and top with banana. Spread the fluff on the other slice of bread and close to make a sandwich.
  3. Put the flour, eggs, and panko* in three separate pie plates or bowls big enough for your sandwich.
  4. Dust the entire sandwich with flour (including the sides and any fluff that is showing). Dip in the egg and then cover with the bread crumbs.
  5. Place sandwich in the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes. Use two forks to flip it over and cook for another 2 minutes until golden. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with salt and powdered sugar, slice it in half, and serve.

*I forgot to buy panko, so I used finely processed rice krispie cereal. It worked great!
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**I was generously given a copy of The Busy Mom’s Cookbook to review. All opinions of the book are completely my own.**

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  1. You’re not missing much with beets. I can’t even stand the smell of beet juice.
    This looks like something they’d sell at the fair, next to the deep-fried butter 🙂
    It really does look yummy though ( I might leave out the banana. Don’t need fruit messing it up.)

  2. Yum!! Looks delicious!

  3. Are you kidding me? This just had to be good! I like to eat grilled pb&j’s and I bet with the marshmallow they get ooey gooey inside. Yum! Jordan, hahahaha!!

  4. This is just what I need for some energy–do you know how many calories you burn with two 4 year olds running around! LOL!!

  5. I love this sandwich idea. Sounds amazing. PB and Fluff is a staple here. We eat them… too often!

  6. oh man, if that would not kill hubby I would so make it all the time.

  7. Um, amazing. Love me some fluffernutters and so does my dad! He drizzles honey on his, too, because sugar is AWESOME. Also, I loved Antonia on Top Chef and while I am not a mom, I’m kind of basically a mom to an entire family who refuses to eat or cook, therefore, I think I’m worthy of this cookbook. Yay!

  8. So glad you tried a fluffernutter! Ha I never thought of them as dessert, I had pb + fluff sandwiches for lunch as a kiddo! Deep fried really takes it to a whole other level though! That’s DEF a dessert 🙂

  9. Hmmmm… that’s quite the sandwich =o) I’m not sure if I could do the bananas but the rest and then fried? Sounds wonderful. Fried anything and I’m in. This cookbook sounds wonderful!

  10. LOl, I’m with Kristen, my sentiments exactly. I wouldn’t eat deep fried butter, but yeah, this sandwich, minus the banana would be right up my alley! And I think the crushed rice crispies would be better than the Panko crumbs anyway, good choice!

  11. I have never in my life even heard of a Fluffernutters!!! Why now when I’m trying to lose a few lbs!!! LOL. Looks super. I wonder if adding some Nutella would be worth the try for chocolate addicts like me??????

  12. I’ve never had one either. The whole ground up rice krispies was genius, by the way. Genius.
    Oh, and FYI, we’ve got beets AND kale on this week’s menu. Mmmmmmmm. :o)

  13. I’ve never tried it either but it sounds delicious! Bad for the hips but so good!

  14. Oh man I always used to try to convince my mom to make me fluffernutter’s for lunch (read: unhealthiest option allowed). I could go for a few bites of a deep fried one! Great pics.

  15. Mmmm, this sounds fantastic. I mean seriously, deep fried?

  16. Do you think since this has bananas I can pass it off as a breakfast sandwich?? The fruit makes it healthy right?? 😉 THIS SOUNDS AMAZING!!!!!!

    If you get a second, I’d love to have you come share this recipe (and any of your other amazing desserts) at my link party ~ Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!

    Oh – and you aren’t missing anything with the beets! Have a great Monday!

  17. Loving this recipe! Stopping over from Heavenly Treats Sunday (yes, I’m late!) Come visit me at

  18. I am gasping at the though of you never having a fluffernutter!!! Those are my all time favorite sandwiches!! But deep fried? Seriously that makes up for you waiting until now to have one!!! This is AWESOME!!!!

  19. I love the name of this delicious treat!! Looks so yummy 🙂 Hope you are doing well hun! <3

  20. My daughter eats her fluffer nutters inside out. I’m assuming you can understand that method? It drives me insane! Anyway, I’m sure no matter HOW you eat this– it’s got to be incredible!!!! Pinning right this very second to the BHG food board!

  21. PS- where did you find Pupcat?? Did picmonkey add it?!

  22. I’ve never tried a Fluffernutter and I’m not sure I should. Looks dangerously delicious!

  23. Oh my! This looks dangerous! Thanks for sharing with us for Tasty Tuesday over at!

  24. OMG, I must make these. They look so delish! I wonder if I could bring the ingredients and make them while camping?

  25. I do believe that I just died and went to heaven! My husband introduced me to the fluffernutter shortly after we got married. Now I will have to introduce him to this version

  26. just bought a deep fat fryer too… oh boy, gonna get in trouble with it!

  27. No, I can’t believe you never had a fluffernutter sandwich! That flavor combo never fails to take me back to my childhood. And sweet jesus, you deep fried a fluffernutter sandwich?? I think you’re my hero.

  28. This sounds really good right now…never had one either! Weird. This sounds like it would be worth the calories! 🙂

  29. I make these as a treat for my daughter (grilled not deep fried). I used the term fluffernutter sandwich awhile back & people looked at me like I was a crazy! They are Awesome! Visiting from Thriving on Thursday 🙂

  30. I bet these are heavenly! I’m a huge fluffernutter fan (sans banana though) and like Nicole above, I think I might try these grilled instead of fried but I love the idea of them being hot and crispy!

  31. Ummmm I think I may need a midnight snack! OMG sounds so wonderful!!

  32. I just ate breakfast… but I really wish I made this instead! Looks divine!

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  35. The first time I had a fluffernutter was in 3rd grade and I have enjoyed ever since. Maybe next time instead of deep frying try one with french toast batter its really good especially if you want something for breakfast.

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