Air Fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly-The crispiest pbj you can make!
The 4o clock snack, the school lunches, the random 2 am cravings...The answer to all of these are air frier pbj!
It's comes out so crispy.When you cut into it, the sound is just heaven.That kind of crispyness is very had to achieve especially on the stove.
This is a foolproof way of making the best pbj ever! Crisp golden brown outside and soft inside.
It's a pretty indulgent breakfast but something i know my child(and his mom) will eat without fuss.So the days I am completely out of steam, Airfried pbj is my go to.
This is also a great sanwich for school lunches.If you are worried about the sanwich getting soggy, scroll down to check my neat packing tip!
Can you Airfry Pb&j Sandwich
Heck you could roast a whole chicken in it! Sandwich is a small fly..lol!
Air frying is not only healthy but also quicker.Added to that, the texture is so so much better!
Judge for yourself, see the video and listen to the cruch when I break the sandwich!So so crunchy!
Ingredients for Air fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly
Here are the ingredients you will need
Bread- White or brown- i have used the regular kind.You can also use sourdough bread.
Peanut Butter- Store bought or Homemade Peanut butter with 0 sugar and oils! This way you can control the sweetness and the texture of the peanut butter.
Jelly- You can use anything you have on you.If you are worried about the sugar, try making this homemade Chia Jam.
Butter- Butter adds so much to this sandwich.To make this pbj vegan, you can substitute butter with avocado oil instead.
Spreading butter on both sides of the sandwich makes for crispier pbj.
Best bread for PBJ
The best bread as per many is classic old white bread.Something soft and pillowy.
That said, we usually buy multigrain breads or sour dough.Once you get used to eating other healthier breads, you will not find much missing!
How to air fry Peanut Butter and Jelly
Step 1: Spread butter on one side of both the breads.
Step 2: Flip the bread.Add peanut butter on one and jelly on another.
Step 3: Airfry the PBJ for 5 minutes on one side.Flip and airfry for another 2 minutes.
Step 4: Open the airfryer basket and remove the airfried pbj and enjoy!
Healthier Air Fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly
Change the bread to something local, artisanal like sour dough bread.You can buy breads made with alternate flours like millets and rye.You can also use a tortilla and grill it the same way!
Use fruits instead of jelly- Make your airfried pbj into an airfried pbf - peanut butter and fruit sanwich.Bananas, Strawberries, kiwis & Mango will make an excellent addition.
You can even leave out the jelly and use chocolate spread instead.
Add some Nuts and seeds for some added texture
Twists to Classing PB&J
Take your pbj to another level by trying these combinations!
- Add spice like cinnamon
- Add peanut butter on both sides and add bananas
- Add Marshmellow fluff
Storing & Reheating Air fried PBJ
So the biggest question i get is- whether the sanwich will hold its texture when packed.
It's such a shame when you pack a delicious sanwich and it becomes soggy by lunch time.
Here is the trick- Let your sanwich cool down on the cutting board before packing!
If you pack your sanwich when its hot, steam will form.That will make your sanwich soggy!
All you have to do is, place your sanwich without wrapping it up, in the lunch box! Easy peesy!
If this trick worked for you, drop me a comment!
Are you looking for more breakfast recipes?
Here are some easy lazy girl(or boy) breakfast recipes for you
Easy Overnight Oats 4 ways
Here are two indian recipes that we make almost every third day!Full of Millets and very high on nutrition!
Fudgy Ragi Chocolate Pancake|Finger Millet Recipe
Instant Ragi Dosa Recipe
More Airfryer Recipes
Here are some more air fryer recipes.I am working hard on adding all our little time savior recipes on the website.So keep visiting to find new hacks and recipes that will save time and effort using the airfrier!
- 2 Slices Bread White or Brown
- 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 tablespoon Jelly
- 1 teaspoon Butter
- Spread butter on both the slices of bread.2 Slices Bread, 1 teaspoon Butter
- Flip the slices, Spread peanut butter on one and jelly on other1 tablespoon Peanut Butter, 1 tablespoon Jelly
- Keep in on a parchment paper.
- Open the airfrier basket and gently place the sandwich inside.
- Set the temperature at 180 C or 365 F and time to 5 min.
- At the end of 5 min, Flip the sandwich.
- Air fry for another 2 minutes.
- Open the airfrier basket and remove the sandwich.
- Cut it in desired shape and enjoy!
- Use Fruits like strawberries,bananas instead of jelly
- Add Cinnamon
- Use Chocolate Peanut butter instead
- Add Marhsmellow fluff
Let the sandwich cool completely before packing it for school lunches.