Friday, July 30, 2010

A Perfect Breakfast...

Perfect weekend breakfast alert! I was watching Diners, Drive-in's, and Dives on food network a while ago and they showcased a diner that is famous for their french toast. They had so many creative combinations, I was inspired! One of the varieties they talked about was peanut butter and jelly french toast. Ever since I was a kid I have loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter is still one of my favorite foods! To make the french toast you basically just make a good old pb&j, dip it in your egg batter, and cook. Let me tell you, it is out of this world good! Warm, gooey, comforting, and it took me right back to the days of my youth... But I couldn't stop there! I went on to create some other fun combinations - peanut butter and honey, banana and nutella, and stuffed raisin. All of them were so yummy (stay tuned for part II of the french toast post)! I will never make plain old french toast again! Hope you guys enjoy as much as I did... what crazy combinations will you come up with? I think the next one I will try will be frosted flake crusted french toast. So many possibilities! I love remaking childhood favorite foods in a new way, what was your favorite childhood snack? Any other peanut butter lovers out there?
Have an AMAZING weekend!

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast
As seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives


4 Eggs
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup milk (I used whole milk that was left over from the rice pudding, if you wanna be healthier, non fat would work too)
Sprinkle of salt
Bread, sliced
Peanut butter

In a shallow pan, beat together eggs, sugar, and milk.

Spread a slice of bread with jam, spread another slice with peanut butter.

Put them together (ok so I am thinking everyone knows how to make a PB&J sandwich)... dip sandwich into egg mixture, first one side, then the other. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium high heat, add butter to pan.

When pan is hot, put sandwich into pan and cook until bottom is golden brown, flip it over and cook other side until golden brown. Remove from pan and induldge!

Tasty Tuesday!!
Beauty and Bedlam


  1. I have been wanting to try this recipe you should make it and tell me if it's good or not. :)

  2. Trying to put up pic..sorry

  3. My daughter is a PB&J fanatic.... so this recipe will make her VERY happy! Looking forward to making this for her. Thanks!

  4. I have grilled PB&J like a grilled cheese, but have never thought of making it into French toast. What a concept! I will definitely be doing this soon.

  5. We call this stuffed french toast and we put out a whole array of things for people to stuff it with, chocolate chips and jam, cream cheese and jam, frosting and cinnamon sugar. I hope people will try this. It is unbelievably good. You never want to go back to plain old french toast.

  6. That sounds so good!!! -

  7. I love the grilled PB and J idea Kristen! I am going to have to give that a try in my panini maker!

  8. It is definitly true that plain old french toast no longer holds the same allure for me ;) I am going to post about a cinnamon raisin stuffed french toast soon... it is to DIE for!