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Air Fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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Air fryer peanut butter and jelly sandwich takes the classic sandwich and turns it into the ultimate comfort food with melted gooey peanut butter and golden toasted bread. If you have not tried it yet, you need to. When you are ready to make the best PBJ sandwich in the air fryer, try our easy method.

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What is Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich?

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an American classic. It combines peanut butter and your favorite type of jelly, though many use grape or strawberry jelly you can find easily at the local store. 

If you like to branch out, you can use just about any nut butter instead of peanut butter for a tasty treat.

Why air fry or grill peanut butter and jelly sandwich

When you air fry or grill your peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it creates a nice, toasty outside that gives you a satisfying crunch as you eat it. Fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a family favorite. Our kids often ask for them and will take them to school for lunch.

Is Peanut butter jelly sandwich healthy?

Peanut butter and other nut butters have some health benefits. They are full of good fat and protein. This makes them a good source of both of these needed nutrients.

But jelly adds a lot of sugar to the peanut  butter and jelly sandwich, so you may want to limit the amount of jelly you use compared to the nut butter.

For the healthiest jelly option, you can try making our 3 ingredient strawberry jam.

Ingredients to make PBJ Sandwich

When you want to make an air fryer peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Bread slices - You can use just about any bread you like, but we like using white or wheat bread.
  • Peanut butter - You can use crunchy or smooth and your favorite brand. Or, you can branch out and use just about any nut butter you prefer.
  • Jelly - You can use your favorite flavor.

You’ll also want to make sure you have these tools when you make a PBJ sandwich in the air fryer:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Air Fryer or Oven
  • Tongs

How to make Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich in Air Fryer

When you make a peanut butter jelly sandwich in the air fryer, you’ll want to follow these steps:

  • First, lay 2 slices  of bread on a cutting board or flat, clean surface.
  • Next, spread peanut butter on one slice and jelly on the other to make a thin layer.
  • Place the peanut butter side on the jelly side and then butter the outside of the bread.
  • Next, preheat your air fryer at 350 F.
  • Once the air fryer is ready, place the sandwich in the air fryer basket and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the top is starting to turn brown.
  • Next, flip the sandwich and increase the heat to 380 F and air fry for another 5 minutes. 
  • As it cooks, check on the sandwich often to make sure it doesn’t burn. Keep in mind different breads cook faster than others

Before eating the yummy peanut butter jelly sandwich, allow it to cool  a bit.

How to grill PBJ Sandwich 

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can still make grilled PBJ sandwiches easily with your stove top. When you want to try them, follow these steps:

  • First, heat your skillet or griddle to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) or medium-high heat.
  • Next, reduce heat to low to medium and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until the bread turns golden brown.

Variations

When you make peanut butter jelly sandwiches, you can change around a lot of things to make them taste great. Here are a few examples:

  • Add in some graham cracker crumbles
  • Mash up and spread a banana with the jelly
  • Switch which jelly you use
  • Use another nut butter, like almond
  • Sub in honey or Nutella for the jelly or jam

Pro Tips to make the best peanut butter sandwich

When you want to make the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you will want to check out these pro tips and tricks:

  • Keep an eye on the bread to make sure it does not burn.
  • Don’t put too much jelly or peanut butter on or it could melt all over the place.
  • For a salty sweet flavor, try using salted butter.

FAQs

What to serve with PBJ sandwich

PBJ sandwiches can pair well with healthy snacks, like carrot or celery sticks and apple chips, or your favorite treats, like French fries and mozzarella sticks.

Best bread for peanut butter jelly sandwich

When you make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you will want to use a lighter tasting bread so the peanut butter and jelly really shine. We recommend using wheat or white bread. You can use fresh bakery bread or packaged breads.

Can I use another jelly or jam?

Yes! You can use your favorite jam or jelly for PBJ sandwiches. There are several varieties, including strawberry, grape, raspberry, and others. You can also try our 3 Ingredient Strawberry Jam.
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Which is a good peanut butter for PBJ Sandwich

Any peanut butter can work well on a PBJ sandwich. We often use creamy varieties, but you could use crunchy. You can use your favorite brands or freshly ground peanut butter if your local store has the ability to make it.

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Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Recipe

Yield: 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Air frying a peanut butter and jelly sandwich takes the classic sandwich and turns it into the ultimate comfort food with melted gooey peanut butter and golden toasted bread. If you have not tried it yet, you need to. When you are ready to make the best PBJ sandwich in the air fryer, try our easy method.

Ingredients

Tools

  • • Cutting board
  • • Knife
  • • Air Fryer or Oven
  • • Tongs

Instructions

How to make Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich in Air Fryer

When you make a peanut butter jelly sandwich in the air fryer, you’llwant to follow these steps:

  • First, lay 2 slices  of bread on a cutting board or flat, clean surface.
  • Next, spread peanut butter on one slice and jelly on the other to make a thin layer.
  • Place the peanut butter side on the jelly side and then butter the outside of the bread.
  • Next, preheat your air fryer at 350 F.
  • Once the air fryer is ready, place the sandwich in the air fryer basket and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the top is starting to turn brown.
  • Next, flip the sandwich and increase the heat to 380 F and air fry for another 5 minutes. 
  • As it cooks, check on the sandwich often to make sure it doesn’t burn. Keep in mind different breads cook faster than others

Before eating the yummy peanut butter jelly sandwich, allow it to cool  a bit.


How to grill PBJ Sandwich 

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can still make grilled PBJ sandwiches easily with your stove top. When you want to try them, follow these steps:

First, heat your skillet or griddle to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) or medium-high heat.

  • Next, reduce heat to low to medium and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until the bread turns golden brown.

Notes

  • Keep an eye on the bread to make sure it does not burn.
  • Don’t put too much jelly or peanut butter on or it could melt all over the place.
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    Hi! I’m Anvita, the founder of The Belly Rules The Mind. I was born and raised in India but now I reside in the United States.

    Founder of TheBellyRulesTheMind.netI love to travel and experience different cultures and cuisines. Having lived in different countries across the globe like, India, Australia, Germany and United States has taught to enjoy and appreciate culinary experiences. I believe that food brings people together.

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