These Peanut Butter French Toast Sushi Rolls are a super fun and filling breakfast or snack. Kids love popping these bite sized morsels into their mouth!
When Kenya was younger, we would galavant to Whole Foods after school for him to pick out a snack. Once he discovered the nut grinder to make fresh peanut butter that was his new favorite activity. Kenya’s trigger finger got a little too enthusiastic one day, and we ended up with an enormous amount of peanut butter in the container. What was I to do with ALL of this peanut butter?
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 these peanut butter sushi sandwiches 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. Now they’re one of our favorite breakfasts/snacks!
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. Plus, it’s a great recipe to get kids involved in the kitchen and start boosting their motor skills. Let your younger ones use the rolling pin to flatten out of the bread or help you spread the peanut butter and roll up the “sushi” rolls. It’s a ton of fun!
Next time you’re looking for an easy but exciting recipe for breakfast, try these Peanut Butter French Toast Sushi Rolls out!
Peanut Butter French Toast Sushi Rolls
- Using a rolling pin, roll out sandwich bread slices as thin as possible.
- 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).
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Dip the pieces in the mixture to thoroughly coat.
- 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.