Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

This peanut butter and jelly french toast is a king among brunches. Dripping with sweet jam and salty peanut butter it’s a taste sensation. Plus, it takes less than twenty minutes to make so brunch can be on the table in no time.

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

I’m sure you all know by now that brunch is my favourite meal, it makes my world go around. Any time Kris and I have a day off together my mind instantly whirls with suggestions of where to go for brunch. Do I want savoury or sweet, fancy or greasy spoon, do we want to drive or go somewhere we can walk? I’ll sit in silence, searching my mind palace for the perfect morning spot. A few months ago I did just that, I sat running through the list in my head before landing on a tried and tested favourite of mine, The Wild Trapeze in Heaton. This little family run joint is a regular hangout of ours. We’ll often stop in for a London Fog Latte and a hunk of cake on our way home and have been seen nursing a hangover while tucking into a full English on more than one occasion. When we arrived my eyes darted straight to a new special on the menu, peanut butter and jelly french toast. I didn’t even need to deliberate, it was nailed on, that’s mine!

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Well, it came and it did not disappoint. I almost did a little cry when I tried the first bite. It was the most perfect combination I’d ever devoured. Kris was green with envy, regretting his decision to go savoury while I was pouring over my sweet treat. I thought about that french toast a lot, and I mean, a lot. I even went back to indulge again but it was gone, no longer gracing the menu. I was distraught. So when Kris’ special Birthday breakfast was approaching, I decided to set about recreating it at home. I will master peanut butter and jelly french toast and make it mine and oh man, I did it, I bloody did it.

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

I have to admit, this is an indulgent one. Kept for special occasions, you don’t want this to become a regular occurrence for risk of sugar comas. It really is a treat, something to savour and look forward to. Kris has proclaimed that peanut butter and jelly french toast is the only Birthday breakfast he wants for the rest of his life, he’s been looking forward to next year since he finished his last bite. I might even surprise him with it on Christmas morning, but shhhh.

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

I used raspberry jam as the jelly portion of the sandwich but you can use any flavour you like. I was recently schooled on the difference between jam and jelly by an American a few weeks ago, apparently jelly is made from the fruit juice while jam is made from the whole fruit (do I have that right, America?). You can use whichever you like in this recipe but I will always prefer jam, I like a bit of fruity chunk (and seeds, I bloody love seeds) in my preserves.

This recipe can serve 4 people sensibly or 2 very greedy Geordies.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

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This peanut butter and jelly french toast is a king among brunches. Dripping with sweet jam and salty peanut butter it’s a taste sensation. Plus it takes less than twenty minutes to make so brunch can be on the table in no time.


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  • 2 large, free range eggs
  • 75ml whole milk
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • 8, thick slices of brioche
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Jam or jelly in any flavour you like, I went with raspberry
  • 2tbsp butter chopped peanuts, maple syrup and a handful of berries to serve


  1. Whisk the eggs, milk and cinnamon together in a large, shallow bowl. Spread 4 slices of the brioche with the peanut butter. Spread remaining 4 slices of bread with the jam. Sandwich one peanut butter and one jam slice together to make four peanut butter and jam sandwiches.
  2. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture making sure to coat each side. Melt 1tbsp of butter in a large, heavy bottomed frying pan over a medium heat and fry each sandwich for around 3 minute per side, until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm while you make the remaining sandwiches.
  3. Cut each sandwich in half and serve with a dusting of icing sugar, maple syrup and sprinkle over some chopped peanuts and mixed berries.


You can use any flavour of jam or jelly you like. Use your favourite peanut butter, crunchy or smooth, it really doesn’t matter.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10minutes
  • Category: Brunch


  1. September 13, 2019 / 11:02 am

    I’m with you on brunch being the best meal of the day! I’ve actually never made French toast but you have inspired me to give it a go.

  2. September 13, 2019 / 11:09 am

    I love french toast, but never added peanut butter to it. I am drolling just imagining how it would taste. I am sure trying this on the weekend.

  3. September 13, 2019 / 11:49 am

    I adore peanut butter but would never have put it together with french toast. What an inspired but delicious dish! Yum

  4. September 13, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    I love when a recreation of a recipe turns out just as great if not better than the restaurant. Even better we all get to enjoy this sweet treat at home.

  5. September 13, 2019 / 1:34 pm

    It’s like the pb&j sandwich grew up and I am loving it. It looks absolutely fantastic and I need to make this for my next brunch!

  6. Claire Roach
    September 13, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    wowie that looks delicious! My partner has such a sweet tooth so have been looking for some inspiration and this is perfect!

  7. September 13, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    Oh my! This is one of the best looking French Toast I have ever seen. I am so going to make this

  8. September 13, 2019 / 8:15 pm

    Such a great idea! My family will love this french toast this weekend!

  9. September 13, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    I love peanut butter jelly sandwiches but never tried it in french toast form. I am drooling just by reading your posts and the images are making it absolutely difficult to resist. I am heading to my kitchen to try this one right now.

  10. Erika
    September 13, 2019 / 9:37 pm

    This looks so decadent and amazing. This is a perfect brunch meal!

  11. September 13, 2019 / 11:33 pm

    OK now this sounds like an absolutely delicious idea of something different to do with french toast. I could totally enjoy eating some of this!

  12. September 14, 2019 / 3:26 am

    These are such a good idea for lazy mornings when we eat breakfast late and want a treat!

  13. September 14, 2019 / 8:32 am

    This looks amazing. My husband puts peanut butte ron his french toast and pancakes. I love the idea of a classier version of what my husband plops on his french toast.

  14. September 14, 2019 / 10:15 am

    This looks and sounds amazing! French toast isn’t hugely popular here in the UK but when I do see it on the menu I’m sure to get it! Can’t wait until the kitchens complete and I can start to cook again.

    Hannah xx

  15. Rhian westbury
    September 14, 2019 / 10:52 am

    I’m not the biggest fan of jam or jelly, unless it’s in a scone so I’d probably skip that, but peanut butter is my favourite x

  16. Jere Cassidy
    September 14, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    I’m a bit envious, I never have brunch. Your French Toast just sounds so delicious, can’t go wrong with peanut butter and jelly.

  17. September 14, 2019 / 10:37 pm

    I love the look and sound of this peanut butter and jelly French toast! What a gorgeous way to make breakfast extra special and I totally agree that brioche makes the best French toast.

  18. September 15, 2019 / 6:04 am

    Brunch is our favorite meal to eat out! But honestly this looks waaay better than I lot of brunches I’ve had out! My husband and son are going to flip for this, love it!

  19. September 15, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    This looks so delicious, would never had thought to try this combination with french toast, And ye syour definitely right that brioche makes the best french toast but I’m still struggling to find any that is gluten free 🙁

  20. September 15, 2019 / 6:30 pm

    Yum. I’ve never tried French toast but this so delicious that I really want to try it especially as I love the combo of peanut butter and jelly. Love brunch and think this French toast would make it extra special.

  21. September 15, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    We LOVE the combination of peanut butter and jelly (or jams as us Brits like to call it) This looks like heaven on a plate for us!

  22. September 15, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    Oh wow, yes, I can totally get on board with this. I have frech toast spread with a little peanut butter sometimes but never cooked in the sandwich before. Mich x

  23. September 17, 2019 / 11:05 am

    This sounds INSANE! We are huge lovers of french toast in this house {and my son LOVES peanut butter!} so I may have to try this one, thanks!

  24. September 18, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    Oh my, I don’t even know what to say… This looks and sounds absolutely amazing! The perfect treat for special occasions.

  25. September 20, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    PBJ is my favorite comfort food and this sounds even more delicious. Thanks for this fantastic recipe. Now I should go and make some.

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