Skinny PB & J French Toast Sticks

Whether you prefer it smooth, chunky or natural, peanut butter is the perfect addition to any snack. It goes with practically everything; crackers, pretzels, celery, carrots, apples, bananas, chocolate, and much more. It’s also super yummy in this French toast recipe.  It’s so simple to make, with ingredients you probably have on hand.  You’ll surely have time to make it, even on busy mornings.  I’ve made it skinny by using multi-grain bread, natural unsalted peanut butter, reduced-sugar preserves and egg whites. A real satisfying breakfast with 170 calories and 8 grams of fat.  Serve with some fresh berries or sliced fruit.
Skinny PB & J French Toast Sticks

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings (2 sticks per serving)

Food Facts

The origin of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t quite clear.  What is known is that during World War II the sandwich was eaten by US soldiers.  One theory of the history began when US soldiers combined the two so they could eat quickly.  Another theory is that peanut butter was used because other popular foods were hard to find during the 1940s.  Because meat and other food staples were scarce or costly, people begin trying other meals.  The result were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Healthy Benefits

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and healthy fats, and can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. For the healthiest choice, look for brands that have no oil or sugar added.

Shopping Tips

Most supermarkets including Trader Joe’s sell Milton’s Multi-Grain bread.
You’ll also find reduced-sugar preserves in most supermarkets and Trader Joe’s.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 6Green

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (2 sticks)
170 calories, 8g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 9g protein, 20g carbs, 4g fiber, 172 sodium, 9g sugar


Skinny PB & J French Toast Sticks

Skinny PB & J French Toast Sticks

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Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 170 kcal


  • 4 slices whole-wheat or multi-grain bread, I used Milton’s Multi-Grain bread, see shopping tips
  • 2 tablespoons natural unsalted chunky or smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sugar strawberry preserves or your favorite, see shopping tips
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar


  • Take 2 slices of  bread and spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter on each. Spread 1 tablespoon preserves on each remaining 2 slices.  Put sandwiches together.
  • In a 9-inch baking dish, whisk egg whites, milk and vanilla.  Place the 2 sandwiches in dish and let soak on each side.
  • Melt reduced-fat butter in a large nonstick pan over medium heat.  Cook sandwiches until golden brown, about 2 -3 minutes per side.  Cut each sandwich in four sticks.  Sprinkle the top of each with powdered sugar and serve immediately.


Serving: 2sticksCalories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 172mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gBlue Smart Points: 6Green Smart Points: 6Plus Points: 5
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