Two words: Vegan. Fluffernutter.
A “fluffernutter” is a sandwich made of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff stuffed in between two pieces of (typically white) bread. It’s fluffy because of the marshmallow fluff, and it’s nutty because of the peanut butter. Hence “fluffernutter.” It may not be the healthiest sandwich, but it’s definitely one of the tastiest.
Fluffernutters typically aren’t vegan, since they’re slathered with marshmallow fluff that’s made of gelatin. However, now VEGAN FLUFFERNUTTERS CAN BE MADE WITH INVENTION OF THE MAGICAL AQUAFABA (!!!). Aquafaba is the leftover liquid from a can of chickpeas, and it fluffs up into a marshmallow fluff type substance if you whip it with sugar! Many other uses for aquafaba are on the rockin’ Aquafaba Facebook Group.
So back to the fluffernutter. Make the “marshmallow” fluff, then slather it onto your favorite bread. Then grab some peanut butter and spread it on another piece of bread. Smush the two halves together and ENTER PARADISE.
Marshmallow Fluff (I made a small amount of this recipe):
- 2 tablespoons aquafaba (bean liquid — I used chickpea liquid)
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- A drop or two of vanilla
Put everything into a mixer and mix ON HIGH for 12 minutes, or until the liquid fluffs up into a, well, fluff.
For the Fluffernutter:
- Peanut butter
- Marshmallow Fluff (see above)
- Your favorite bread (the sandwich will be gluten-free too if you use gluten-free bread!)
Spread a few tablespoons of homemade marshmallow fluff onto a piece of bread. Spread a few tablespoons of peanut butter onto another piece of bread. Smush the two pieces of bread together and enjoy!