FACT: Peanut butter and jelly is the most fun and delicious thing that's ever happened between two slices of bread.
But it's not always the healthiest, especially when you're using store-bought jelly and processed peanut butter.
So, we made a version that uses frozen mixed berries (plus a little honey for ~fun~) and natural, unsweetened almond butter.
Oh, and did I mention that we turned the whole thing into FRENCH TOAST?
Almond Butter And Jelly French Toast Sandwiches
Makes 4 servings
recipe by Christine Byrne
2 cups frozen mixed berries (or, you can use fresh)
1 tablespoon + 1 tablespoon honey
4 tablespoons almond butter
8 slices whole wheat bread
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Nonstick cooking spray
In a small bowl, microwave the frozen berries and 1 tablespoon honey until the berries are very soft. Stir everything together to mash the berries a little bit. Divide the berries among 4 slices of bread, then spread 1 tablespoon almond butter over the other 4 slices and pair the slices together to make 4 sandwiches.
In a small, shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, almond milk, vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon honey.
Spray a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat it over medium-low heat. Soak a sandwich on both sides in the egg mixture, then lay the sandwich in the nonstick skillet. Work in batches, cooking 2 sandwiches at a time. Cook each sandwich until the underside is dark golden brown and slightly crispy, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until both sides are golden brown and crispy and the insides are heated through, about 3 minutes more. Serve warm.