Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast are sandwiches made on brioche bread, dipped into a rich egg mixture, and cooked until golden brown. It’s an upgrade on classic French toast that is delicious right off the griddle! Or, add some of your favorite toppings like peanut butter or fresh fruit.

Cut in half and stacked Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast on a plate that has been drizzled in peanut butter and jelly and dusted with confectioners sugar.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Egg Mixture: The egg mixture is made with eggs, whole milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon (which you can adjust to taste). It is used to coat the assembled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they are cooked on the griddle. This coating adds richness, flavor, and helps create a golden-brown crust on the French toast.

Bread: I love the rich, buttery flavor and soft texture of brioche bread. However, you could use other kinds of bread like Challah, thick slices of French bread, Texas toast, or your favorite.

Peanut Butter: As the sandwiches are cooked on the griddle, the peanut butter melts until super creamy. For some added texture, you could use chunky peanut butter. I like to have a little extra to melt and drizzle over my peanut butter and jelly French toast.

Jam: For a more pronounced fruity element and a bit of texture, I opted for jam (instead of jelly). Preserves would work well in this recipe, too. You can choose any flavor of jam, jelly, or preserves you have on hand. Popular choices are raspberry, strawberry, blueberry jam, or even apricot.

Drizzling peanut butter over Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast on a plate on a wooden table with fresh strawberries and chopped nuts nearby.

How To Serve Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast is delicious as-is, but you can always add toppings or serve with other options. Here are some delicious ways to serve the french toast sandwiches for breakfast or brunch:

  • Serve alongside toppings like maple syrup, melted creamy peanut butter, fresh fruit, or your favorite toppings.
  • Dust the French toast with confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar) for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Offer whipped cream to dollop on top!
  • Serve with crispy bacon, breakfast sausage patties, or hash brown patties.
  • Don’t forget a beverage! Enjoy the peanut butter and jelly french toast with a cup of coffee, hot tea, or a tall glass of orange juice!
Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast cut in half on a plate on a wooden table.

How To Store Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

If you have any leftover French toast sandwiches, first, let them cool completely. Next, place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. When ready to enjoy again, you can reheat the French toast sandwiches in the microwave, or reheat them in a toaster oven or oven at a low temperature until warmed through.

Cut in half and stacked Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast on a plate showing inside texture.

Can I Freeze French Toast Sandwiches?

Yes, you can freeze the leftover peanut butter and jelly French toast sandwiches by placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet until frozen. Then, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. To reheat frozen French toast sandwiches, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat them using your preferred method.

Drizzling peanut butter over Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast on a plate on a wooden table with fresh strawberries and chopped nuts nearby.
5 from 1 vote

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast are sandwiches made on brioche bread, dipped into a rich egg mixture, and cooked until golden brown. It's an upgrade on classic French toast that is delicious right off the griddle! Or, add some of your favorite toppings like peanut butter or fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups (306 g) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, adding more or less to taste
  • 12 slices brioche bread
  • ¾ cup (193.5 g) creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (80 g) raspberry jam, or your favorite flavor

Optional Toppings

  • maple syrup
  • creamy peanut butter, melted
  • fresh fruit

Instructions

  • Heat a griddle to 350°F to 375°F, greasing it if necessary.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon until smooth.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter onto 6 slices of brioche. Spread 2 teaspoons of jam onto the remaining 6 slices of brioche.
  • Assemble 6 sandwiches by pairing a slice spread with peanut butter with a slice spread with jelly.
  • 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.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings like maple syrup, creamy peanut butter, or fresh fruit.

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:

Autumn

My child is going to go bonkers for this recipe. I think peanut butter and jelly just got a giant breakfast upgrade!

Elizabeth

What a fun and delicious way to enjoy French toast, or should I say, enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?!? I loved the melted peanut butter, and these would be good with any kind of jam or jelly!

Bella

This recipe is seriously so good. I love the balance of the nutty peanut butter and the sweet jelly.

Selena

This is just the best. I love a warm PBJ and this just hit the spot. The brioche made it super special.

Annabelle

This is so much better than just a standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich! You need to try this recipe if you're looking for an impressive breakfast.

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Reader Comments

  1. I tried something similar, except I used berry-flavored whipped cream cheese instead of jelly. I thought the peanut butter & maple syrup combination was quite good, but I’m not sure about the cream cheese. Next time I’ll try it with some triple berry jam. It’s definitely worth playing around & seeing what you like best, I bet apple butter might go really nicely!

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