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It's National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! Celebrate With a Waffle 'Wich

It's National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! Celebrate With a Waffle 'Wich

Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! In honor of the holiday, I'm sharing a contemporary update on what happens to be one of my favorite nostalgic foods.


I've said before that some of the best sandwiches evoke memories, and this recipe goes back when I was maybe 7 or 8, and my mom fixed me some waffles before realizing we were out of syrup. She improvised to make this sandwich, and "peanut butter and jelly waffles" soon became one of my favorite meals. Like the nonwaffly version, this PB&J is very easy to make and can inspire countless variations: almond instead of peanut butter, different flavors of waffles or even waffles from scratch, honey in place of jelly, Elvis-style with bananas, and on and on.

This time I used Eggo cinnamon waffles, which I highly recommend. The only requirement for this breakfast or lunch sandwich — and what sets it apart from a traditional PB&J — is using hot, toasted waffles, which melt the peanut butter in just the right warm and comfy way. To see my recipe, keep reading.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle 'Wich

Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle 'Wich

Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle 'Wich

Ingredients

2 frozen waffles, plain or flavored
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons jelly of your choice

Directions

  1. Toast waffles in toaster on high, until they are medium brown.
  2. On one waffle, spread the peanut butter, making sure to fill in the square indentations. On the other waffle, spread the jelly.
  3. Place the peanut butter and jelly sides together, cut in half, and serve immediately.

Makes 1 sandwich.

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Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 3 years
Yum!  I'm totally craving PB&J... and waffles!  I'll be trying this recipe next time I grab frozen waffles.
hanabanana723 hanabanana723 7 years
My dad always used to put crunchy pb on my eggos but I haven't tried the jelly. I am so craving this now!
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
I think I'll do that tomorrow morning for bfast. yummy! :drool:
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Oh good grief, this looks heavenly.
slm21bl slm21bl 7 years
That is a regular at our house, as is PB&J french toast. Yummy!
Neural Neural 7 years
Hmmm... sounds like a great idea for my daughter, who's been on a pbj kick lately!
alethia037 alethia037 7 years
Mmmm, my favorite PB&J is on a waffle :)
bodiezeffa bodiezeffa 7 years
OMG this looks so good!! I can't wait to try it!! People kill me that say "I'D NEVER EAT THAT" why the h*ll not???? Get over yourselves people and enjoy fun food, in moderation of course!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 7 years
Yes, please.:drool:
PinkySugar PinkySugar 7 years
My husband is going to LOVE this!
CharlieWSS CharlieWSS 7 years
Ahhhh my boyfriend has been making this forever!!! He even had a dream to open a waffle sandwich place one day... hahahaha.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 7 years
I never would have thought to do that combination...and it sounds divine!
leahtron leahtron 7 years
that looks marvelous! i think it would taste really good on whole grain waffles.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 7 years
I would never eat it, but I can't wait to make it for my boyfriend, who is in LOVE with PB+J's. :D
beauchs beauchs 7 years
My kids have this for breakfast every morning. Sometimes jelly, sometimes honey, always melted peanutbutter. They love it.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
those look good! a mom i used to babysit for made all the kids sandwiches on organic gluten free waffles b/c she was anti bread! they always looked good!
rach716 rach716 7 years
That sounds and looks delish! Must try!!!!
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 7 years
this was my fav in college. too lazy to buy bread...hmmm what's in the freezer? oh, this should work. i also like plain white eggos with just crunchy pb. mmmmmm it melts.
susanec susanec 7 years
I keep frozen waffles at work and pop them in the toaster oven in the morning (but I use almond butter, since I can't have PB).
chrisTyyy chrisTyyy 7 years
I always eat my waffles with peanut butter. yummmm!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
that's seems a bit much
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
I love cool whip between my peanut butter and jelly. Sounds strange, is delicious.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Ooo looks good! Would also be good with Nutella and bananas, I think... mmm... must try this! :D
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