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.