Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast




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Introduction

Get ready to indulge in a delightful twist on a classic breakfast favorite with Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast. This recipe combines the comfort of French toast with the beloved flavors of peanut butter and jelly, creating a delicious and satisfying meal that the whole family will love.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re a fan of the nostalgic combination of peanut butter and jelly, then this recipe is a must-try. It’s a fun and flavorful way to elevate traditional French toast, adding a sweet and nutty twist to your breakfast or brunch.

How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 ¼ cups (306 g) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (adjust to taste)
  • 12 slices brioche bread
  • ¾ cup (193.5 g) creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (80 g) raspberry jam (or your favorite flavor)
  • Maple syrup
  • Creamy peanut butter (melted)
  • Fresh fruit

Directions:

  1. Heat a griddle to 350°F to 375°F, greasing it if necessary.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon until smooth.
  3. Spread 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter onto 6 slices of brioche. Spread 2 teaspoons of jam onto the remaining 6 slices of brioche.
  4. Assemble 6 sandwiches by pairing a slice spread with peanut butter with a slice spread with jelly.
  5. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, ensuring all sides are coated but not soaked. Place the coated sandwich on the griddle and cook for 2-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings like maple syrup, creamy peanut butter, or fresh fruit.

How to Serve Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Serve the Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast warm, drizzled with maple syrup and melted peanut butter. Add a side of fresh fruit for a balanced and delicious meal.

How to Store Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Store any leftover French toast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in a toaster or microwave before serving.

Tips to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

  • Use thick slices of brioche bread for a rich and indulgent French toast.
  • Adjust the amount of cinnamon to suit your taste preferences.
  • Get creative with your choice of jam flavors to personalize the dish.
  • Ensure the griddle is well-heated for that perfect golden brown crust.

Variation

For a fun twist, try swapping the raspberry jam with strawberry jam or even a spread of Nutella for a different flavor combination.

FAQs

  1. Can I use different types of bread for this recipe? Yes, you can use alternatives like challah bread or Texas toast for a delicious variation.
  2. How do I prevent the French toast from getting soggy? Make sure to dip the sandwiches quickly into the egg mixture to avoid them becoming overly soggy.
  3. Can I make this recipe ahead of time? While best served fresh, you can prepare the sandwiches the night before and cook them in the morning for a quicker breakfast option.

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