Combine everyone’s two most favorite and fun things to eat for an amazing Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Roll Ups breakfast treat!
Loaded with sweet Peanut Butter and Jelly and wrapped in french toast, Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Roll Ups are a really fun and delicious breakfast for the whole family. Sliced bread, with strips of Peanut Butter and Jelly, rolled and dipped in an egg mix, pan-fried and coated with cinnamon and sugar, these roll ups are too delicious to pass up!
PB & J – The Flavors of Childhood
I think most people would agree that even thinking about a peanut butter & jelly sandwich takes them right back to being a kid. There is something so comforting about these flavors and I love making PB & J sandwiches for my kids as well. When searching for a fun new breakfast treat I knew I had to try these Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Roll Ups. I mean, come on, it’s my family’s ideal flavors all in one hit! I have to be honest, the best part was how fun these were to make with my kids. They got to flatten the bread with a big roller and then add what they wanted- peanut butter and jelly or just PB or just jelly. They had a great time trying out different jellies too! These roll ups were beyond delicious and we couldn’t stop eating them. I think Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Roll Ups are going to make my kids PB & J memories a little sweeter.
Other Recipes to Serve with Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Roll Ups
- Looking for some delicious peanut butter flavors that you can make quickly and go? You’re going to want to whip up a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie for sure!
- If you’re looking to make breakfast or brunch even more special, why not make up a refreshing pitcher of Tropical Orange Punch for everyone to enjoy?
From the Pantry: You will need sliced white bread, peanut butter, and a jar of your favorite jelly. You can also swap out for reduced-fat peanut butter and/or low-sugar jelly if you want.
From the Refrigerator: You will need eggs and milk.
Spices: To coat the Peanut Butter and Jelly Roll Ups you will need sugar and cinnamon.
Extras: For greasing the pan you will need butter and if you’d like to dip your roll ups in syrup, you will need that too.
How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Roll Ups
STEP ONE: Trim the crust from the bread slices and then flatten each slice using a rolling pin. Starting an inch from the edge of the slice of bread, spread a strip of peanut butter or jelly or both. Roll up the slice of bread.
STEP TWO: In a shallow bowl whisk together the milk and eggs. In a separate bowl stir the sugar and cinnamon together. Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt the butter in the pan. Coat each roll in the egg mixture and place them in the hot pan, seam side down.
STEP THREE: Cook the roll ups until they are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. If you make a double batch, you’ll need to cook in turns so you don’t overcrowd the pan.
STEP FOUR: Remove the roll ups from the pan and roll them in the sugar/cinnamon mix. Serve them with or without syrup.
Tips for Success
- You can use your favorite PB & J for this recipe, so if you like regular, reduced fat, low sugar, no sugar, etc., then go for it! Also, try all the different jellies you like, it will all taste amazing.
- Make sure to put the roll ups seam side down when you first start to cook them, that way it will “seal” closed and remain rolled up.
- You can use as much or as little PB & J in your French Toast Roll Ups as you’d like but you do want to taste all of the flavors so use at least 2 teaspoons of filling. You also don’t want to use too much and have the filling leak out.
Can I make these with other fillings?
Oh, you sure can! Try fillings like Nutella, chopped banana, different nut butter or sun butter, jams with chunks of fruit, marshmallow fluff- really, there are so many options so try out your favorite filing ideas! Also, you could use fruit-flavored syrup too, the possibilities are endless.
Can I store Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Roll Ups for later?
These roll ups will store well in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days. If you’d like to freeze leftover roll ups, place them on a sheet pan in your freezer. Once they are frozen you can put them in a freezer bag or other airtight container and store them for two months. When you’re ready to eat, heat them in the oven for about 10 minutes.
More French Toast Recipes to Love
- Overnight Caramel French Toast
- Nutella & Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
- Lemon and Blueberry French Toast Bake
- Peach Raspberry Slow Cooker French Toast
- Easy Blackberries and Cream Stuffed French Toast
*This post was originally posted on 09/07/2013.
- Use a knife to trim the crust from the bread and flatten each slice out with a rolling pin.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter over each slice leaving a 1-inch strip on one edge of the bread. Top the peanut butter with 1 tablespoon of jelly on each slice.
- Roll up each slice of bread by starting with the side across from the plain section and roll it into a log. This gives the filling some room to spread out without oozing out of the roll up.
- In a shallow bowl whisk together the eggs and milk. Set aside.
- In another shallow bowl, mix the sugar with the cinnamon. Set aside.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Once the butter is melted, dip the roll ups in the egg mixture until coated on all sides. Place them in the pan seam side down.
- Cook in batches until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and immediately roll the warm roll ups in the cinnamon sugar. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Add butter to the pan as needed and continue until all the roll ups are cooked and coated in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm with maple syrup and fresh fruit if desired.