Peanut Butter French Toast Recipe

PB and J french toast with peanut brittle

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This recipe for PB&J french toast with peanut brittle takes inspiration from America for a truly indulgent breakfast treat. Keep any leftover jam covered in the fridge for up to four days



  • crunchy peanut butter 50g
  • mascarpone 50g
  • brioche or bloomer 4 thick slices
  • eggs 2, lightly beaten
  • golden caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • vanilla extract 2 tsp
  • double cream 50ml
  • butter for frying


  • raspberries 100g
  • lemon ½ small, juiced
  • icing sugar 50g


  • golden caster sugar 75g
  • roasted peanuts 25g, roughly chopped


  • Step 1

    To make the brittle, sprinkle the sugar into a heavy-based frying pan in a thin layer covering the base. Cook on a medium heat until the sugar melts and turns into a caramel. Don’t be tempted to stir it at this point, swirl the pan to melt the sugar. When the sugar turns an amber colour, tip in the nuts with a pinch of salt and coat them in the caramel. Pour carefully onto a baking-paper-lined tray, and leave to cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Tip the jam ingredients into a small pan, and cook until the raspberries lose their shape and become jammy. Strain through a sieve, discarding the seeds, if you like, and leave to cool. Break the cooled brittle into shards, then pulse in a small blender to get caramel and nut crumbs.

  • Step 3

    Mix the peanut butter in a bowl to loosen, then beat in the mascarpone. Divide the mix between 2 pieces of brioche, and spread 2 more pieces with 2 tbsp of the  raspberry jam. Sandwich the slices together to make a PB&J sandwich.

  • Step 4

    Beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla and cream in a shallow bowl, then soak the sandwiches for a few minutes on each side until the crusts start to soften and the sandwiches turn squidgy.

  • Step 5

    Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan, and when it starts to foam, add the sandwiches. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side until golden and crisp. Turn over and cook on the other side. Serve with some of the peanut brittle sprinkled over.

 Check out our French toast recipes for indulgent brunch ideas. 

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 1006
  • Fat 57.4g
  • Saturates 28g
  • Carbs 93.9g
  • Sugars 54.7g
  • Fibre 4.5g
  • Protein 23.5g
  • Salt 19g