PB & J French Toast Bake

PB & J French Toast Bake

French Toast is a fun, easy, and creative way to use leftover bread of any kind.  Adding peanut butter and jelly makes it a yummy-licious treat for the whole family.

Cooks Tip:  You can substitute peanut butter with Nutella — or combine both! You can also make the French Toast Bake without nut butter of any kind.


Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 6


 

Ingredients:

  • Oil for coating a 9×13 baker pan

  • 12 slices white or wheat sandwich bread

  • 1/2 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter (optional)

  • 1/2 cup Nutella (optional)

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly (other varieties work, too)

  • 4 eggs

  • 2/3 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus additional for serving

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced

  • 1 ripe banana, sliced

 

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Spray or brush the baker pan with oil.

  • Trim the crusts off the bread slices.

  • Spread peanut butter onto one side of six pieces of bread. Spread jelly over the remaining six bread slices. (Optional: spread the Nutella on the top of the peanut butter.)

  • Stack the bread pieces together to form six sandwiches. Cut the sandwiches into three strips each.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon.

  • Arrange the sandwich strips in the bottom of the baker. Pour the egg mixture over the top.

  • Bake, uncovered, for 20-22 minutes, or until the egg mixture is set.

  • Carefully remove the baker from the oven and let it stand for 5-10 minutes (the filling gets very hot).

  • Top with sliced strawberries, bananas, and additional maple syrup. Serve with a spoon to get every drop.

Enjoy!

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