Peanut Butter and Jelly Panini

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 3 mins

This recipe is simplicity itself and delicious because of the heat. The panini maker puts beautiful grill lines on the bread and melts the peanut butter and jelly inside. This is as different from a regular PB&J as a scooter is from a bicycle. Try it, you and your kids will love it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slice bread (I prefer multi-grain for nutrition)
  • real peanut butter (from Wholefoods of Wild Oats)
  • grape jelly


  1. Spread peanut butter liberally on one slice of bread.
  2. Spread jelly on the other slice.
  3. Put the two pieces together.
  4. Place the sandwich on a pre-heated panini maker.
  5. Close the top and cook three minutes.
  6. Remove, slice in half and serve.
  7. (If you have toddlers, you might wait a minute to let the bread cool slightly for them).
Most Helpful

Made for Pick a Chef Spring 2008. I didn't expect this to be so incredible; both the PB and J change composition entirely - you need to try it to see how good it is! I used sprouted whole grain bread and cut it with a cookie cutter for fun. I will warn you that this makes a big mess-I have the panini maker with the plates that go in the dishwasher but if you don't, get ready for some scrubbing! Highly recommended!

FLKeysJen April 12, 2008

This is a yummy idea! I love paninis and I love pb&j so it was a great combo. I put too much peanut butter on mine though and it oozed everywhere, but it was still delicious!

Shelby Jo January 03, 2008

This was a really interesting twist on traditional PB&J. I took a little bit of liberty with the recipe- I used cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread (a whole grain bread made from sprouted grains), real peanut butter, as suggested (I use organic because peanuts are the crop most highly sprayed with pesticides) and used raspberry preserves rather than grape jelly. I actually made this in my George Foreman grill and it worked very well. A tasty sandwich- gooey, warm peanut butter and jelly on the inside with a crisp crust. Yum! Now, I have to admit- I don't usually like PB&Js or jelly at all for that matter... but this heated the jelly and it was GOOD! Thanks for the recipe, I'll try this again!

Roosie December 04, 2004