Peanut πŸ₯œ Butter and Jelly French Toast

April 2nd is National Peanut πŸ₯œ Butter and Jelly Day

A peanut butter and jelly (or jam) sandwich (PB&J) consists of peanut butter and fruit preserves — jelly or jam — spread on bread. The sandwich may be open-faced, made of a single slice of bread folded over, or made between two slices of bread. The sandwich is popular in the United States of America, especially among children; a 2002 survey showed the average American will eat 1,500 before graduating from high school.

There are many variations on the sandwich; for example, honey or sliced fruit can be substituted for the jelly component, e.g. a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Marshmallow fluff can also be substituted for the jelly, or added for extra flavor; this sandwich is called a "Fluffernutter".

The popularity of almond butter has inspired some to transition to "almond butter and jelly" sandwiches; other nut butters are less common. Cream cheese, substituted for the peanut butter, makes a "Cream cheese and jelly" (CC&J) sandwich. Nutella is another possible substitute for one of the spreads. Seed butter, such as sunflower seed butter are also used as peanut butter substitutes.

The water in jelly or jam can make the bread soggy, especially when the sandwich is prepared ahead of time as part of a bag lunch. To prevent this, peanut butter can be spread on both slices first. The fat in peanut butter will block the moisture from the jelly from entering the slices of bread.


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