Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Sandwich!

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Happy Friday!

Where did the week go? I guess time flies by when you’re keeping busy. The weather is so freaking cold here; you have to keep doing things to stay warm. I can’t wait for outside running weather to get here. The treadmill is so boring! I could only do 3 miles before I quit from boredom. I did fit in a little Insanity video on my Xbox before the run to warm up the muscles.

I made myself a nice pre-workout treat to give me a little extra energy during my workout. Sometimes I get sick of protein bars, so I venture off and do something different.

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I started to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and then had this crazy idea to “French toast” it. I’ve seen people add cream cheese to French toast and fruit, so I knew it had to be good. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter anyways.

The peanut butter and jelly French toast sandwich was incredible. Why have I never done this before? I MEAN SERIOUSLY! You HAVE to try it!

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Ingredients: *2 Slices 35 Calorie Whole Wheat Bread (You can use gluten free, white, rye, cinnamon raisin bread…) *1 Tbsp Grape Jelly, *1 Tbsp Peanut Butter, *1 Large Egg.

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I used regular grape jelly. You could use any flavor you’d like. If you do not have jelly, you could mash up some berries instead.

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I used all natural creamy peanut butter. You could use almond butter, any kind of nut butter, Nutella, or cream cheese!

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Everyone knows how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich…I would hope. Unless your mom made yours every day as a kid, you should know.

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Never pile on too much peanut butter or too much jelly. The bread gets soggy and the texture gets all funky. Stick with about 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter and 1-2 tbsps of jelly. My mom used to load the jelly on, and I’d have to scrape it off everyday at lunch.

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Smack the two pieces together and vuala! You’ll have yourself one nice lookin’ peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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Now, it’s time to french toast the sandwich. French toast has always been a favorite breakfast of mine. It’s incredibly cheap, too. All you need is bread and eggs.

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Crack the egg into a bowl or plate. Whisk it together and place the sandwich on top.

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Lather the sandwich with the egg until every single inch of the bread is covered. Don’t forget the sides!

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Grease a pan and set the heat to high.

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Place the sandwich onto the pan and cook until both sides are lightly brown.

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You could also make some of these ahead of time and pack them for lunches or to-go breakfast sandwiches.

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I like to eat mine warm with maple syrup.

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Nutrition: 265 Calories, 32 g Carbs, 8 g Fat, 9 g Protein, 9 g Fiber, 14 g Sugar.

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Comments

  • Caitlin

    I just tried this recipe and it is amazing! I also added a couple strawberries on top and it worked really well. Thanks!

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  • Sarah

    That looks so good! I love Pb&J 🙂

    Also, I think it is “voila!” Like French, not “vuala”. 😉

    Reply to Sarah

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