Peanut butter and jelly French toast recipe

Claire Gallam

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Forget the high sugar breakfast cereals this morning, instead, whip up a breakfast your kids will love -- peanut butter and jelly French toast! This delicious rendition of French toast is made with the same ingredients as their favorite sandwich, just cooked in a whole new way. Plus, this dish is healthier than most French toasts and is full of protein. A dish both you and the kids will feel happy about!

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Peanut butter and jelly French toast

Serves about 6

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

You can use any flavor of jam you prefer, but we made ours with homemade low-sugar strawberry jam for an even healthier breakfast. This French toast makes a great addition to your lazy Saturday morning or when you need the extra encouragement to get your kids out of bed on a weekday!

Ingredients: 

  • 12 slices whole wheat bread
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup homemade strawberry jam
  • 3 eggs
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh maple syrup

Directions: 

  1. Spread the peanut butter on six of the pieces of bread. Cover the peanut butter with jelly and put the other six slices of bread over the jelly to make sandwiches.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk and cream together. Dip the whole sandwich into the egg mixture.
  3. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once it is hot, put the sandwiches onto the skillet and cook them until both sides are golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove them from the heat and garnish with peanuts and maple syrup or powdered sugar.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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