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French GRILLED Peanut Butter and Jelly

French GRILLED Peanut Butter & Jelly

French GRILLED Peanut Butter & Jelly

Got kids? Got a big kid who still loves good old Peanut Butter and Jelly? Well here’s a new twist. French GRILLED Peanut Butter and Jelly. And here’s the shocker! The recipe came from a Weight Watchers Cookbook. This tasty treat works for both breakfast or lunch. The recipe calls for a Panini Grill. When stocking an RV Kitchen, space is precious with no room for frilly cookware like that. So this recipe also gives me a chance to show off one of my favorite and most versatile cast iron pieces, the Lodge Grill/Griddle.

The Lodge Grill/Griddle fits right on top of the back 2 burners of a standard RV cook-top. It stores in exactly the same place as it fits beautifully under the stove top covers.

Stove top covers fit right over the grill for convenient storage.

Stove top covers fit right over the grill for convenient storage.

This grill comes pre-seasoned, and the more you cook and season, the better its non-stick properties become. It cleans up easily with hot water and a non-scratch pad or Lodge Brush. Like all of my cast iron, soap is NEVER in the cleaning mix. When you buy this piece, it’s a lifetime and beyond deal. No more replacing those inferior coated griddles and pans that are doomed to flake over time.

Fits perfectly over the back two burners of an RV stove top.

Fits perfectly over the back two burners of an RV stove top.

Fried eggs, pancakes, hot dogs, toasted sandwiches, sausage, chicken, … the list goes on and on. Because of its convenient storage, I find that I use it in place of my cast iron skillets on many occasions. The Lodge Grill/Griddle is a MUST HAVE in every household, RV or Brick and Mortar.


So let’s get on with the sandwich making.

French GRILLED Peanut Butter and Jelly

French GRILLED Peanut Butter & Jelly

French GRILLED Peanut Butter & Jelly

INGREDIENTS:

6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
6 slices low calories whole wheat bread
3 tablespoons low-sugar fruit preserves
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat griddle/grill and season with a very light coat of shortening.
2. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter on one side of each bread slice. Spread 1 tablespoon preserves over peanut butter on each of 3 bread slices. Top with remaining 3 bread slices peanut butter sides down.
3. Combine milk, vanilla and eggs in a shallow dish. Place 1 sandwich in milk mixture, turning carefully to coat both sides. Repeat procedure with remaining sandwiches.
4. Place sandwiches on grill; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
5. Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles and serve immediately.

Serves 4 (serving size 3 triangles.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints value per serving: 8

Per Serving: Calories 257; Fat 14.4g (sat 2.9g mono 6.8g, poly 3.7g) Protein 13g; Carb 25g; Fiber 6g; Sugars 8g; Chol 77mg; Iron 2mg; Sodium 246mg; Calc 42mg