French Toast Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

French Toast Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
Staff Writer

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This recipe does breakfast right, pairing a beloved staple — French toast — with the delicious combination of peanut butter and jelly.

Ingredients

  • 2/3  Cups  2 percent reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  salt
  • large egg, lightly beaten
  • slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1/2  Cup  strawberry preserves
  • 6  Tablespoons  creamy peanut butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  canola oil, divided
  • 1  Tablespoon  powdered sugar

Directions

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium shallow dish, stirring well with a whisk. Place the bread slices on a flat surface. Spread 2 tablespoons of the preserves over 4 of the bread slices, and spread 1½ tablespoons of peanut butter over each of the remaining 4 bread slices. Assemble sandwiches.

Carefully dip 2 sandwiches in the milk mixture, turning to coat. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1½ teaspoons of the canola oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Place the coated sandwiches in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until they're nicely toasted. Remove the sandwiches from pan and repeat the procedure with the remaining 2 sandwiches, milk mixture, and oil. Sprinkle powdered sugar evenly over the sandwiches and cut each sandwich in half diagonally.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
138µg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
93mg
9%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
165mg
24%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
256mg
17%
Water
34g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

French Toast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

French Toast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.