Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

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This peanut butter and jelly French toast takes a classic PB&J to the next level. It’s filled with creamy peanut butter and homemade blueberry jam and dipped into an easy-to-make custard for the perfect breakfast treat!

Peanut butter and jelly French toast served with berries and maple syrup.

If you’re PB&J lover but have been looking for a different way to serve up the classic sandwich, these French toast sticks are for you! They’re great to batch-make, freeze, and reheat for those busy mornings and great served on their own or with maple syrup to dip into. They’re made with a homemade blueberry jam, but any type of store-bought jam or jelly can be used.

If you can’t get enough of the peanut butter and jelly combo, you’ll love these peanut butter and jelly oatmeal pancakes, peanut butter and jelly sushi rollups, and soft-baked peanut butter and jelly muffins!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make this peanut butter and jelly French toast:

Ingredients to make peanut butter jelly French toast.
  • Peanut Butter: For added flavor and fats, and to help hold the roll together.
  • Jam: You can make a homemade berry jam or use your favorite store-bought variety!
  • Sandwich Bread: Opt for large, soft slices of bread. I like to use soft wheat bread since it is easy to work with and roll up.
  • Egg: Used to firm up the liquids in the bread.
  • Milk: Used to add creaminess to the batter.
  • Cinnamon: Warm spice that adds flavor to the batter.
  • Vanilla Extract: Used to enhance the natural sweetness of the roll-ups.
  • Butter: For pan-frying.

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Ingredient Substitutions & Additions

  • Peanut Butter: The peanut butter may be replaced with any other type of nut butter, seed-based butter, or granola butter.
  • Egg: For an egg-free version, replace it with an additional 2 tablespoons of milk or 2 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce. Make sure to butter the pan well so that the French toast sticks do not stick.
  • Milk: I used full-fat whole milk but you can swap it with dairy-free milk like oat milk.

Step By Step Instructions

Steps to make peanut butter and jelly French toast.

STEP 1: Cut off the crusts from the slices of bread and set aside.

STEP 2: Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on one slice of bread (Image 1). Top this with a second slide of bread (Image 2).

STEP 3: Spread 1 tablespoon of jelly on top of the second slice of bread (Image 3). Top this with a third slice of bread to form a 3 layer sandwich. Slice the sandwich into 4 strips (Image 4).

Steps to make peanut butter and jelly French toast.

STEP 5: Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the butter to melt. Whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and ground cinnamon in a medium bowl to form the custard. (Images 5 & 6).

STEP 6: Dip each sandwich strip into the custard mixture until it is coated on all sides (Images 7 & 8).

STEP 7: Shake off any excess batter and cook the strips until golden on all 4 sides (Images 9 & 10).

Steps to make peanut butter and jelly French toast.

Storage Instructions

These French toast sticks can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. To reheat, pan-fry on low heat until warmed through or microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, or until warmed through. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 2 months. Note, this recipe makes 4 French toast sticks, so I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe to make extra sticks to store!

Peanut butter and jelly French toast served with berries and maple syrup.

Tips For Success

  • Use soft, large pieces of bread that are easy to slice into strips.
  • These roll-ups can be customized with any fillings! Swap peanut butter and jelly for things like mixed berries and jam for a twist!
  • These roll-ups pair well with a drizzle of maple syrup or powdered sugar dusted on top for the adults!
  • Feel free to double or triple this recipe to make enough to freeze for a busy morning!
Peanut butter and jelly French toast served with berries and maple syrup.

Recipe FAQs

What type of bread is best to use for this French Toast?

Large, soft slices of bread are best to use. Large slices ensure that the bread will slice easily into strips.

What can these sticks be served with?

These French toast sticks pair well with maple syrup for dipping or topped with a dusting of powdered sugar! Serve them with some mixed berries for the ultimate breakfast treat!

Other French Toast Recipes You’ll Love

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Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

This peanut butter and jelly French toast takes a classic PB&J to the next level. It's filled with creamy peanut butter and homemade blueberry jam and dipped into an easy-to-make custard for the perfect breakfast treat!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 toast sticks

Ingredients 

  • 3 slices whole wheat bread, opt for large, soft slices
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp blueberry chia jam, or jam of choice!
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Cut off the crusts from the slices of bread and set aside.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on one slice of bread. Top this with a second slide of bread.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of jelly on top of the second slice of bread. Top this with a third slice of bread to form a 3 layer sandwich. Slice the sandwich into 4 strips.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the butter to melt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and ground cinnamon to form the custard.
  • Dip each sandwich strip into the custard mixture until it is coated on all sides.
  • Shake off any excess batter and cook the strips until golden on all 4 sides.

Notes

  • Use soft, large pieces of bread that are easy to slice into strips.
  • These roll-ups can be customized with any fillings! Swap peanut butter and jelly for things like mixed berries and jam for a twist!
  • These roll-ups pair well with a drizzle of maple syrup or powdered sugar dusted on top for the adults!
  • Feel free to double or triple this recipe to make enough to freeze for a busy morning!

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 115mg, Potassium: 106mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 73IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 1mg
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About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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