pb&j meets french toast

pb&j french toast

Whoever thought of putting peanut butter and jelly in one sandwich was a genius. I really disliked it back when I was in elementary school. Then again, who enjoys eating public school food? But every now and then, I crave some good old PB&J sandwiches. I was on Pinterest (yet again) and saw a picture of peanut butter jelly sandwich that was french-toasted. Yes, that’s right, I just made that into a verb. And it led me to a site called Undressed Skeleton. If you have a minute or two, go read her weight-loss story. It’s quite inspirational. It almost made me want to go out and run my fat off. But with the cold and all the snow outside, I just decided to go to the kitchen and make myself this awesome PB&J french toast instead.

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^^It starts out with a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I had some leftover pumpkin + black sesame bread from a Korean bakery, but any thick cut of bread will do. I prefer chunky peanut butter for the crunch, but you can use the creamy one if you prefer.

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^^Undressed Skeleton used just one egg to coat the bread, but I added in some 2% milk and a pinch of salt to the egg. You can also add in a little ground cinnamon and vanilla extract. (I just left it out since I was using pumpkin + black sesame bread and wasn’t sure how that would work.) Let it soak on each side for about 15 seconds or so. I let it sit on a rack for a few seconds afterwards to let the excess liquid fall off.

Now, add about 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter onto a skillet. (A little tip my sister gave me was to drizzle a little bit of oil to the pan along with the butter so it browns perfectly without burning. Thanks, sis!)

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^^On medium heat, cook the bread until it’s nice and golden brown on each side. I love how the edges get crispy and the inside is nice fluffy! (Remember to heat up the sides of the sandwich, too! I let it sit on its side for a few seconds before fully flipping it over.)

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^^Transfer it onto a plate and eat it while it’s warm! That’s right, you just jazzed up your plain old PB&J sandwich. PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME! (Family Guy, anyone?)