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PB & J French Toast Bake

PB & J French Toast Bake

French Toast is a fun, easy, and creative way to use leftover bread of any kind.  Adding peanut butter and jelly makes it a yummy-licious treat for the whole family.

Cooks Tip:  You can substitute peanut butter with Nutella — or combine both! You can also make the French Toast Bake without nut butter of any kind.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 6


  • Oil for coating a 9×13 baker pan

  • 12 slices white or wheat sandwich bread

  • 1/2 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter (optional)

  • 1/2 cup Nutella (optional)

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly (other varieties work, too)

  • 4 eggs

  • 2/3 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus additional for serving

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced

  • 1 ripe banana, sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Spray or brush the baker pan with oil.

  • Trim the crusts off the bread slices.

  • Spread peanut butter onto one side of six pieces of bread. Spread jelly over the remaining six bread slices. (Optional: spread the Nutella on the top of the peanut butter.)

  • Stack the bread pieces together to form six sandwiches. Cut the sandwiches into three strips each.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon.

  • Arrange the sandwich strips in the bottom of the baker. Pour the egg mixture over the top.

  • Bake, uncovered, for 20-22 minutes, or until the egg mixture is set.

  • Carefully remove the baker from the oven and let it stand for 5-10 minutes (the filling gets very hot).

  • Top with sliced strawberries, bananas, and additional maple syrup. Serve with a spoon to get every drop.



Jaimie Johnson, Pampered Chef

Jaimie Johnson, “Chef Jaimie”, shares the art of cooking, baking, and entertaining with friends and families everywhere. She has 18 years in the food industry. Johnson enjoys teaching baking and decorating techniques. She also enjoys teaching about making healthy meals in a hurry, assembling time-saving meal prep in her workshops, and creating the perfect party and bridal shower experiences with her Pampered Chef business. When she is not cooking, Johnson has a full-time marketing career with a well-known travel company and enjoys spending time with her family, including her new puppy, Ace. For more fun recipes, check out her blog at:

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