Vegan MoFo 2: French Toast Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

French Toast Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich from An Unrefined Vegan

I’ve got quite a few “favorite” recipes coming up this month, but this one ranks right up there.  It’s got everything: peanut butter, jelly, nanners, cinnamon, pumpkin, and carbohydrates.   This is a nod towards Number 2 on Buzzfeed’s 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter & Jelly – a contribution from Macaroni and Cheesecake for Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Sandwich.  That is some ooey-gooey goodness right there.  Instead of a yeast bread which is what I’d typically use for French toast, I made a pumpkin quickbread rich with spices and the warm flavor of maple.  I like it mighty fine.

(You can visit my other, um, less-healthy version of this quickbread here. )

Vegan French Toast Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
Serves 8
I wouldn't mind running into this dish at my next brunch: pumpkin bread gets the vegan French toast treatment, then meets it's good friend peanut butter, jelly, and banana.
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Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
464 calories
63 g
17 g
21 g
9 g
7 g
219 g
139 g
23 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464
Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 17mg
Sodium 139mg
Total Carbohydrates 63g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 23g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the quickbread
  1. 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  4. 2 tsp. ground ginger
  5. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp. allspice
  8. 1 tsp. powdered stevia
  9. 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  10. 1/4 cup vegan butter, softened
  11. 1/4 cup natural nut butter (I used peanut butter, naturally)
  12. 1/2 cup unsweetened plain, non-dairy yogurt
  13. 2 Tbsp. egg replacer + 6 tbsp. water (whisk together until smooth, then let sit for a few minutes)
  14. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  15. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  16. 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  17. 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  18. 1/2 cup golden raisins
For the French toast coating
  1. 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces, soaked overnight
  2. 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milks
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1 tsp. maple extract
  5. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp. chickpea flour
Other ingredients
  1. natural peanut butter, smooth or chunky
  2. your favorite fruit-sweetnened jam
  3. sliced bananas
Make the quickbread
  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and lightly spray an 8" x 4" loaf pan with oil.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flours, spices, baking powder, baking soda, and stevia. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the maple syrup, yogurt, egg replacer mixture, pumpkin puree, and extracts and mix until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients until a smooth, thick batter forms. Dump in the nuts and raisins and stir just until they're incorporated into the batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. Bread should be nicely browned on top and be firm to the touch. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes or so and then remove to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before slicing.
Make the French toast
  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients for the coating. Pour into a wide, shallow baking dish and set aside.
  2. Cut the quickbread into 3/4" slices. I do this the night before and let them dry on a wire rack. I find this makes the bread easier to handle and it also helps the bread absorb more of the lovely dippin' sauce.
  3. Heat a large skillet or flat grill and lightly spray with oil. Dip the pieces of quickbread into the coating; make sure both sides are nicely covered. Lay the bread onto the hot skillet and cook until brown and crusty. Repeat with remaining slices.
Assemble the sandwiches
  1. Copiously slather pieces of toast with peanut butter, and jelly, top with sliced bananas and lay on another piece of French toast.
  2. Open wide; bite.
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52 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo 2: French Toast Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

  1. tearoomdelights

    I like a decent thick chunk of bread and you certainly ain’t slicin’ it thin here! What a breakfast that would be.

      1. Poppy

        I am definitely making it this week, I have loads of squash that needs using so it may not be pumpkin bread but gem squash bread instead!

  2. laurasmess

    I tried some pumpkin spice bread on the weekend and I was so excited! Sweet pumpkin is virtually unknown here in Australia but I’m starting to understand the fascination with it. Definitely trying this french toast. Sounds magical! Mmmm!!!

      1. veghotpot

        I’m a little bit scared of bread making but I think I’ll give this one a go! It’s really delicious sounding 🙂

        I wanted to ask you about dehydrators, is there a specific type you would recommend? x

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      This bread is as easy as making muffins – nothing to it!

      I use the Excalibur 9-tray model and I absolutely love it. It’s rectangular/squarish rather than round as are some dehydrators. I think the shape is a better use of drying space.

      1. veghotpot

        Oh wow yeah that looks like a good one! I think I will be getting one next month woo hoo!

        I’ll let you know how my bread turns out too! x

  3. Cadry's Kitchen

    Oh, this sounds like the essence of fall with that pumpkin bread! This post definitely has my stomach rumbling for breakfast! (I think it’s going to be disappointed when it discovers we’re just having peanut butter toast.)

  4. Brittany

    Is this real life…WHY have I never thought of this!!? When I made pumpkin bread a couple weeks ago I lathered it with PB and it was AMAZING!! OF COURSE this would be too..YUM!

  5. gigiveganville

    Oh boy, I have a punk-in bread in the oven, but it is for a lucky client. thick slices are the only way to go and with Pb. can I wash this down something. get a load of those pics!

  6. Angela @ Canned Time

    Yea, open wide is an understatement. I always hated french toast but this one is definitely a must try. Even if I just get the pumpkin bread part made.Wonder if it would work in a slow cooker? Anyway, sure glad you were inspired to do a Peanut Butter theme ;0

      1. Angela @ Canned Time

        So, fess up now…did you grow up with banana peanut butter sandwiches on white bread like I did?

      2. Angela @ Canned Time

        AAHHH, we had Miracle Whip and bologna. How did we live through those sandwiches out of the fridge for so many hours? Must have built up our immune systems I guess…. 😉

  7. chaletbakery

    WOW….. Drooling….
    This must be the most best post of the day! I won’t be able to get that out of my mind now!
    Happy MoFo!

  8. Sophie33

    I think, after seeing this fabuous French toast, I will have to marry you,…but I am already married! 😉

    I really love, love your unique & fabulous recipes, I need to say that! xxx Yummmm!

  9. Kelly G.

    This looks mighty tasty! No way I could pull it off in the morning, though – I can barely pour a bowl of cereal, let alone play with hot oil. Three cheers for breakfast for dinner! (Oh, the perks of being an adult.)

  10. Josefin Kannin

    Speaking of sweet treats, I found an awesome vegan choc chip cookie recipe online I wanted to share with you:

  11. coconutandberries

    Oh wow this looks like the ultimate breakfast! I might dip the whole thing in french toast batter so the filling gets all melty…

  12. Herbivore Triathlete

    Annie you have outdone yourself with this one! The bread alone looks amazing, then you go and make it into french toast AND with peanut butter and jelly? I need one in my face STAT!

  13. Poppy

    I just made the bread!! Oh my gosh it’s incredible, the first time I’ve tried pumpkin bread and it smelt so good I cut a slice when out the oven only 5 mins! It really reminds me of something I ate in my childhood – I think it’s the ginger…
    Anyway, I’m counting down the hours til I can wake up in the morning and make it into French toast!!! 😀
    I knew I’d love this, thank you Annie for teaching me how gorgeous baking with pumpkin and spice is!

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  15. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

    So glad you enjoyed the french toast sandwich! What a fabulous idea to use the pumpkin bread, I bet that was delicious!

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