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
- 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
- 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.
What type of bread is best? I give my 1 year old Ezekiel bread, will that work or is Dave’s bread better?
Also a tbs if flax with 3 tbsp of water weight work for one egg
Beware of choking hazard. My 11 month old literally shoved the whole thing in his mouth- definitely recommend cutting into smaller pieces for the little ones.
Tasty and fun to cook. We just cooked the entire roll than cut it after to save time, and “cut like cinnamon rolls” actually means sushi rolls above.
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!
Any ideas for a substitute for eggs for this kind of recipe?
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.
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!!!
Such fun! Love your creative snack ideas.
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.
mmmm…. my daughter isn’t a fan of nut butters so may try this with nutella!