15 Unique Ways to Upgrade Your PB&J
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned PB&J? This simple yet satisfying sandwich takes us back to our childhood days—making lunch with mom or enjoying a meal with our friends in the school cafeteria.
While we’re pretty sure you already know how to make a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich (hint: the name is the recipe), check out our list below of some crazy, creative variations on this lunchtime favorite.
1. Grilled PB&J
Grill your sandwich on a hot skillet (or use toasted bread)
to get the peanut butter all warm and melty.
2. Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast
Or… dip your bread in French toast batter before grilling it to make a yummy
French toast PB&J, like this one from blogger Macaroni & Cheesecake!
Swap the jelly for marshmallow fluff. Who doesn’t love a nice peanut butter and fluff sandwich?!
4. Cinnamon-Raisin Apple & Peanut Butter Sandwich
Forget the jelly and top your peanut butter with fresh apple slices and a dash of cinnamon.
Use Martin’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Potato Bread for even more delicious cinnamon flavor!
5. Ultimate PB&J Sliders
Make a 3×3 grid using 9 connected Martin’s Party Potato Rolls! Split the rolls in half, then spread 3 different “butters” horizontally on one side and 3 different jams or spreads vertically on the other side.
Then, sandwich them together to create 9 different delicious variations!
We used the following: creamy peanut butter, chocolate-hazelnut spread, crunchy peanut butter, strawberry jam, honey, and marshmallow fluff.
Cut them apart along the crease…
6. Peanut Butter Smiles
strawberries and chocolate chips!
7. Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
If you want to be like Elvis, grill both sides of your sandwich on a skillet in a bit of butter.
You can also even add a few slices of bacon!
8. PB&J Waffle Sandwich
Grill your sandwich in a waffle iron! Because…everything’s better in the form of a waffle. Try this recipe from Edible Perspective.
9. Peanut Butter Sandwich with Sprinkles
a creative shape for a fun change of pace!
10. PB&J Sandwich Pockets
11. PB&J Swirls
then adding your toppings and rolling them up!
12. PB&J Bacon Burger Sliders
13. Fruit and Nut Butter Toast
Mix it up a bit! Try other types of nut butters like almond or cashew butter.
Use fresh fruit instead of jelly for a healthier option.
14. Dessert Dogs
15. Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread Pudding
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