Peanut Butter French Toast Sushi Rolls

Peanut Butter French Toast Sushi Rolls from Weelicious

Once in a while after school I take Kenya to Whole Foods to grab a snack or pick up whatever odds and ends I may be missing from our pantry. On one of our recent jaunts there he discovered a "toy" that totally blew his mind_ the nut butter grinding machine! In my countless visits to the market I don't know how I overlooked it time after time, but believe me, from now on there won't be a trip there without a stop to use it.

Ironically, Kenya's not a huge nut butter lover. My husband however goes through a lot of almond butter so to Kenya there was nothing more exciting than pressing the start button and holding the clear plastic container under the spigot to fill it "for Daddy" while watching solid nuts transform into swirls of warm, fresh almond butter. The smell was outrageously intoxicating and I could see Kenya getting his tastebuds tempted. Not two steps out of the store, plastic spoon in hand, he shoveled almost a quarter cup down his hatch. Maybe he likes nut butters more than he originally thought.

Peanut Butter French Toast Sushi Rolls from Weelicious

The next time we went to the market I let him use the nut grinder again, but this time to make peanut butter. However Kenya's trigger finger got a little too enthusiastic and we ended up with an enormous amount in the container. The next morning, as I sat with more fresh peanut butter than I knew what to do with (and two kids who were now asking for it) I made a bunch of sushi sandwiches for school lunch. I then realized they would make really cute french toast bites, so I dipped a few in an egg/milk mixture, cooked them up and Peanut Butter French Toast Swirl Bites were born.

Not only is this recipe a great use of your favorite nut butter when you're got too much of it on hand, but it's also an awesome protein-packed breakfast that will get your day started off right. It's funny how Inspiration in the kitchen pops up when you least expect it!

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Peanut Butter French Toast Sushi Rolls (makes 48 bites )

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • butter, for greasing the pan

Preparation

1. Using a rolling pin, roll out sandwich bread slices as thin as possible.

2. Spread each slice of bread with 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. Roll up each slice tightly like a cinnamon roll, press to seal the seams (the peanut butter will act as a glue to hold them together) and slice into 6 equal pieces (each piece is about 3/4 inch).

3. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Dip the pieces in the mixture to thoroughly coat.

4. Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook pieces on each flat side for 1 minute, then cook on the curved sides for 1 minute, until french toast pieces are golden brown.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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7 comments

  • Julie

    mmmm.... my daughter isn't a fan of nut butters so may try this with nutella!

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  • Carly

    What makes this, and a lot of your other recipes, great is that I can read the ingredients and the process and visualize as I go which helps me remember it. They are simple yet creative.

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  • Aimee Simple Bites

    Such fun! Love your creative snack ideas.

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  • Ashley

    Do you cook it on the curved sides multiple times until you go all around the circle (not including the 2 flat sides of course), So a total of 3 minutes (per 3 sides of cooking) or 6 minutes (2 flats and 4ish on the curved sides to cover it all). Sorry if I'm making this too complicated, but just wanna know so I don't mess it up! Also, I'm thinking of using nutella instead! Yum!!!

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  • Carolyn Brickley

    looks like a very tasty treat, but I am concerned with the size. I would cut them into half circles so they are not the diameter of a child's throat. Especially with peanut butter inside, I worry about a small child choking.

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  • Sarah

    Any ideas for a substitute for eggs for this kind of recipe?

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    • McCord

      I haven't tested it myself, but I have heard of people using 3 tablespoons of yogurt or applesauce in place of 1 egg. I have also heard of people mixing 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds with the milk, sitting in the fridge for 10 minutes, and then using as directed in the recipe to dip the bread. Let me know if you try any of these and how it comes out!

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