Oh my goodnessssss... peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are love. And while I've had many toasted before, never have I thought of giving it a cinnamon-sugar, crispy coating...until a few weeks ago. I got the idea when I saw somebody at Bruegger's order a cinnamon sugar bagel with peanut butter and jelly, and I thought that was pure genius. This was super easy and made the classic sandwich even more amazing. I would definitely advize you toWhen you bite into this heavenly delight, your taste buds experience a warm, rich, and gooey peanut butter and jelly mixture, but also a crispy, cinnamon sugar sweetness...causing the sandwich to be completely irresistible. It was so good, I barely even savored the moment because I ate it so darn fast! I would highly advise you to have a cold cup of milk handy...you'll definitely want to refresh your sticky mouth(: The picture above is the side without the cinnamon sugar, because the cinnamon sugar side didn't look too appetizing since it turned almost black...even though it wasn't burned...it was just toasted. I promise you that it tastes way better than it looks! (But the side in the picture looks pretty, right?) The next time I make this, I'm going to try [different variations]...like peanut butter and banana, peanut butter and apple, almond butter, flutternutter...you can really take any type of nut butter sandwich and transform it into a super awesome sandwich with a cinnamon sugar crust! Yum!
Yield: 1 sandwich
1/2 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon butter, softened (preferably salted, but unsalted is fine too)
2 slices sandwich bread
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon jelly
Mix together the sugars and cinnamon, set aside.
Spread each slice of bread with butter, on one side. (Each slice should have about 1/2 teaspoon)
Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread (side without the butter). Spread fruit spread over peanut butter. Place the bread with the peanut butter and fruit spread on it, butter side down in the skillet.
Top with remaining slice of bread, leaving the butter side out. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the bread.
Cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side until golden. If some cinnamon sugar mixture falls off, spoon it back onto the top of the sandwich. Remove from pan, slice if desired and enjoy.