Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast


I have always been more of a salty/savory food person than a sweet food person. To me, a bag of potato chips sounds way better than some chocolate. But, don’t get me wrong…I love chocolate too!

When it comes to breakfast, my favorite dish is Eggs Benedict (as you probably know from Allie’s and my quest for the best breakfast). But, what I have always struggled with is wanting the sweet dishes too. Like pancakes and French toast. And when I do give in to my sweet tooth and order up the French toast, I usually regret it by the second slice of toast because it is too much of the same sweet bite.

However, I am happy to say that I have found a solution to my struggle!! French toast sandwiches. Savory and sweet to fulfill both of my cravings.

For my first attempt at a French toast sandwich I played it safe with a peanut butter and jelly filling. And it did not disappoint! I mean that syrup soaking into the bread mixed with the peanut butter. I could have died and gone to heaven.


Here’ what you do:










1 cup of half and half

3 large eggs

2 tablespoons of warmed syrup

1/4 teaspoon of salt

Dash of cinnamon

Splash of vanilla

A few table spoons of butter

Peanut Butter


Bread (Challah is my favorite to use for French Toast)


Mix half and half, eggs, syrup, salt, cinnamon and vanilla into a mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into a baking pan. Slice bread and place the bread into the baking pan to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Transfer the bread to a cooling rack that is on top of a baking sheet (to catch the drips of batter). Keep the bread there for 1-2 minutes on each side. Then, heat up a pan and melt a tablespoon of butter. Cook bread for two minutes on one side. Flip and cook two minutes on the other side. Flip back and cook the first side again for two more minutes. Remove from pan and spread the peanut butter and jelly on the twice cooked side of bread. Put the two pieces of bread together to make a sandwich. Then, place back into the pan to cook for two more minutes on each side. Serve with warmed maple syrup and enjoy every last bite!

(If you are making more than one sandwich, turn the oven on to 375 and place the finished sandwiches in the oven to keep warm while you are cooking the rest of the sandwiches.)

And that’s it! Pretty easy right? I can’t wait to make this again and to try out different kinds of French Toast sandwiches.



  1. Have to tell you, my first instinct was “oh, too sweet” but you make it sound sooooo good! Might just have to try it. I do love my peanut butter and jelly……

  2. This sounds delicious!! I haven’t made French toast in a long time–this makes me hungry! I’ll try this out this weekend. Thanks, Caroline!

    • Let us know how it goes!! I was at the store when Caroline whipped up this amazing creation! I want to try it out too! Miss you, Melissa!

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