Do you have a child that will only eat peanut butter and jelly? We’ve all been there! If you’re stuck in a serious PB&J rut, then check out these inventive new ways to recreate this kid’s classic. You’ll keep your PB&J monster happy, and make all of their friends peanut butter and jealous.
(Note: all of these recipes can easily be made peanut-free by swapping out the peanut butter with your favorite alternative like almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower butter.)
PIN for when it’s Peanut Butter Jelly time!
- PB&J Oatmeal – This gluten-free and vegan recipe is a healthy way to start your PB&J day! (via Bakerita)
- Cinnamon Toast PB&J – Your kids will love this breakfast/lunch mashup (via Two Peas & Their Pod)
- PB&J Crepes – Make your kids say “ooh la la” with this fun take on the French classic (via Weelicious)
- PB&J Pop Tarts – Your kids will have a blast baking these fun homemade pop-tarts (via Life Made Simple)
- PB&J Smoothie – A perfect on-the-go breakfast and it’s sugar and dairy-free! (via The Best of this Life)
- PB&J French Toast – Hosting a sleepover? This twist on French toast is sure to put a smile on your kids’ faces (via tbsp.)
- PB&J Crumb Muffins – Is it breakfast? Is it a snack? Is it a cookie-muffin hybrid dessert? Any way you look at it, we think your kids are bound to enjoy these! (via How Sweet It Is)
- Mini PB&J Waffles – Because every kid likes freezer waffles right?! (via Cooking Classy)
- PB&J Burrito – We went straight to the source with this fun lunch idea from Jif® brand
- Peanut Butter, Strawberry & Banana Quesadillas – A fun twist on a Tex-Mex classic (via Texanerin)
- PB&J “Donut” Sandwich – A donut for lunch? Well, sort of! (via Fork & Beans)
- PB&J Banana Pancake Sandwiches – Put those leftover pancakes to work and pop these into your kids’ lunchboxes for a fun surprise (via The Bakermama)
- PB&J Snake Skewers – What’s more fun than getting your kids to say “shish kabob”? Snake shish kabob, of course! (via Fork & Beans)
- PB&J Sushi Rolls – This clever take on roll-ups keeps the lunch box fun (via Cooking Classy)
SNACKS + TREATS
- Vegan PB&J Cups – Try these when you’re craving a little treat (via Love Me, Feed Me)
- Vegan PB&J Crumble Bars – A sassier take on the kids classic, these vegan and no sugar added bars are the perfect mid-day snack (via Love Me, Feed Me)
- Peanut Butter Jelly Banana Bread – With a hint of dark chocolate swirled in, this modern twist on banana bread is sure to be a family favorite (via Wholesome Patisserie)
- PB&J Yogurt Parfaits – Parfaits are such a fun snack for kids and you can let them do the layering (via Cupcakes & Kale Chips)
- Frozen Peanut Butter Berry Pops – These cool, healthy, protein-packed pops are sure to be a hit on a hot day (via Super Healthy Kids)
- PB&J No Bake Energy Bites – Try this healthy no-bake option for an afterschool snack or playdate munchies (via Minimalist Baker)
- PB&J Frozen Yogurt Bark – A great summer snack (or enjoy year-round, we won’t judge!) (via My Fussy Eater)
- PB&J Granola – A super-easy and yummy snack mix that the kids can make on their own (via Wee Little Vegans)
- PB&J Applewich – Perfect for a snack or for kids who are gluten-sensitive (via One Sweet Appetite)
What are some of your favorite twists on the PB&J? Comment and let us know!
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