PB&J Uncrustables AND French Toast Bake in One!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company!

 This recipe just screams back to school to me! Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company! Or hey, make 2 or 3 times the recipe for a large event at a church or school event and have enough brunch for a party! C’mon who wouldn’t want a delicious plate full of this… Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company! You can set up a little station with your kids in the kitchen and make a whole loaf of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Then let the kids pick out their favorite cookie cutters (We used and love the 101 Wilton Cookie Cutters) and get to work stamping out their own special uncrustables. Take all the scraps (you can leave them together or tear into pieces and put in a baking pan and add the french toast custard. Now take that whole tray of sandwiches and you can freeze them for future lunches!

Not a fan of Peanut Butter & Jelly? Here are some alternate ideas!

  1. Nutella and Jelly (oh man, just typing this makes me hungry)
  2. Cookie Butter and Jelly
  3. Cookie Butter and Nutella (Ahhhh!!!)
  4. Alternate Nut Butters
  5. Cream Cheese and Jelly
  6. Cream Cheese and Carrot Cake Jam (oh trust me on this one, it is coming soon and is AMAZING)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make all twelve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Spread peanut butter on one side, jelly on the other side.  We use and love Bonne Maman preserves. I had them once at a hotel years ago and now I am hooked!

OH! Amazing grown up version of these preserves that I love? Buy the cherry flavor, use a couple tablespoons of it. Then add in chopped pickled jalapenos, and stir. The longer it stays in the fridge the more amazing it is. Sweet and spicy and SO EASY! Add on top of toast with cream cheese or make grilled cheese sandwiches with it!Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company!

Choose your favorite cookie cutters and press firmly down onto the sandwiches. Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company! You’ll be left with a bunch of crusts that look like a whole lot of food waste. Especially if you chose especially cute cookie cutters that don’t use up nearly all of the sandwich. The fun thing about this recipe is you don’t have to be great at maximizing sandwich size, you can choose the cute cutters that don’t all fit together in a perfect square shape.

Please note if you are really good at using ALL the bread for your uncrustables, you’ll have less for the casserole so you can kind of see in this picture how much bread was left over.Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company!

Tear apart all the crusts into an 8×8 pan. Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company! Mix the milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract in a bowl. Pour over the crusts. You can cook immediately or put in the refrigerator until the next morning. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Top with crushed peanuts and preserves while hot, or if you let it cool a little, just heat the preserves slightly. Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company!
 And you have lots of pb&j sandwiches you can freeze for lunches during the week! Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company!

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PB&J Uncrustables AND French Toast Bake in One!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company!
Yield 20 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast and Lunch
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 24 slices bread (1 full loaf)
  • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup strawberry preserves (We use Bonne Maman)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (for topping)
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly (for topping)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make all twelve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
  • Spread peanut butter on one side, jelly on the other side.
  • Choose your favorite cookie cutters and press firmly down onto the sandwiches.
  • Tear apart all the crusts into an 8x8 pan.
  • Mix the milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  • Pour over the crusts.
  • You can cook immediately or put in the refrigerator until the next morning.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Top with crushed peanuts and jelly while hot, or if you let it cool a little, just heat the jelly slightly.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: Easy French Toast Bake, PB&J Uncrustables AND French Toast Bake in One!, Uncrustables

Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company!

Linked up at: Weekend Potluck, Creative Muster, Too Cute Tuesday,

Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables that you can make with your little ones using cookie cutters and instead of having leftover crusts that no one wants you bake it into a delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Casserole! NO WASTE! It is a delicious brunch dish you can even serve company!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. These sandwiches look so cute and delicious. I will have to try making these for lunches this year. The kids will love them.

  2. What a fantastic duo. I love making my own PB & J uncrustables, but having the crust for a second recipe is pure genius.

  3. This is great! I made french toast sticks with my leftovers from making uncrustables! I love your idea too!

  4. that’s great! I hate wasting food in our house, and the kids will love having fun silly shapes to eat their sandwiches! Definitely back to school 🙂

  5. This is such a wonderful idea to use the leftovers when you make the fun bento box style sandwiches. Sounds yummy too.

  6. This post came at such an ironic time for me! I was making uncrustable sandwiches a few says ago and thought what a waste it was to throw the crusts away!

  7. Absolutely genius. Seriously, I have been tossing my daughter’s crusts and now I can save them and bake them??? I love not wasting.

  8. Uncrustables and French Toast! We love both! How nice that you were able to use the unwanted crusts. I need to try this.

  9. I wish I had this bake for breakfast this morning! It looks delicious and combines all my favourite flavours.

  10. The sandwiches are absolutely adorable and I LOVE your creative use for the scraps! I’m fairly certain some people just toss them out and that makes me squirm a bit.

  11. That’s such a yummy way to get full use out of the crust that would have otherwise been wasted! I like it!

  12. What a great idea! I love cutting my sons sandwiches into cute shapes and hate throwing out the crust, but I never knew what else to do with it. Now I know and it looks delicious!

  13. I love that the PB&J sandwiches can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. I try to keep a bunch of these in the freezer for mornings when I am running late or forgot to go to the grocery store Cool there is no wasted crusts with the french toast recipe!

    1. Thanks Marcie! It is perfect for back to school! Make them together Saturday night, bake for a Sunday morning brunch 🙂

  14. I love two-for-one recipes like this one. And the idea of PB&J French Toast is awesome!!!! I may have to make sandwiches just to make the breakfast part!

  15. OMG — I have PB&J sandwiches everyday for lunch! I am amazed at your creativity applied to such a staple of mine! 🙂 Thank you, I will savor this for sure.

    1. Wonderful! I hope you love it! PS I reach for a pb&j really often too, easy enough to eat while juggling an infant and toddler!

  16. What a great idea to reuse food scraps! I tried making those sandwiches before and hated throwing out all of that extra bread. Can’t wait to try this!

  17. Now that is a dish my kids would absolutely love for Breakfast! It looks positively delicious and so easy!

  18. I was literally just thinking this morning that PBJ french toast would probably be delicious! Thanks for making all of my dreams come true!

  19. I wish my family liked peanut butter. It’s not fun to eat this all alone… then again MAYBE that is not bad thing, it looks really good and I wouldn’t have to share!

  20. Holy moly! My kids might actually eat bread crust now! That looks delicious, and I love the idea of home made Uncrustables. 5 stars for you!

    1. Aw, how sweet! It works even better because the crusts have some texture in the casserole – it is a perfect use for them!