Let Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Fuel Your Morning:
Already a fan of regular French toast? Looking for something a little different for lazy weekend mornings at home? Or a surprisingly elegant dish for your next brunch? What about Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast? PB&J French Toast is deliciously decadent, but SO simple to make!
I first had Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast at a mamas’ brunch last spring, and I was hooked. Besides the peanut butter’s extra protein helping to power you through your morning, the warm jam and melted PB make this treat extra-delicious for grownups and kids alike.
So if you’re ready for a breakfast/brunch star that’s deliciously different, give PB&J French Toast a try. Ready for the super-simple step-by-step?
Decadently Easy PB&J French Toast
What you need:
- Sliced white or whole-wheat sandwich bread (slightly stale = fine)
- Peanut butter
- Your favorite flavor of jelly or jam
- Milk or half-and-half
- Vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil
The basic idea:
- You will need approximately one egg per slice of bread you’re using. Crack eggs into a shallow bowl. Add a splash each of milk/half and half and vanilla extract (as well as a dash of cinnamon, if you like). Beat with a fork until well blended; set aside.
- Lay out bread slices on a cutting board in pairs. Spread half the slices with approximately 1-2T peanut butter per slice, and the other half with a similar amount of jam or jelly. Put the slices together to make sandwiches.
- Preheat your electric skillet to 350 degrees F; add 1-2 T oil and stir to coat. (Or heat a large pan or griddle on the top of the stove over medium-high heat.) Dip each sandwich into your egg batter, allowing both sides of the sandwich to sit in the batter briefly, so that the sandwich is thoroughly coated in egg. (Make more batter as needed.)
- Place the sandwiches in the heated frying pan. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove from pan.
- Cut into quarters to serve. Eat like sandwiches while still warm, or add maple syrup and eat with a knife/fork.
Mix it up:
Instead of regular peanut butter & jelly French toast, try one of these yummy variations:
- Swapping in your fave PB alternative (almond butter, sunflower seed, etc), or substituting apple butter for the jam/jelly
- Using your favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread or cookie spread (e.g., Biscoff) instead of the peanut butter
- Making a peanut butter and banana sandwich or Nutella and banana sandwich before battering/cooking (think warm French crêpe – if you’ve never had a warm French crêpe along these lines, trust me, it’s delicious!)
- For a super-protein-packed option, swapping the jam/jelly for a slice of American cheese (if you’ve never tried this combination, it’s yummy AND filling!)
- Instead of peanut butter and jelly, using cream cheese and orange marmalade or lemon curd
- Using a savory artisan bread (rosemary, garlic, cheesy, etc.) with cream cheese and a spicy pepper jelly
Have you tried PB&J French Toast before? What other delicious combinations can you think of? Let us know in the comments!
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