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Air Fryer PB&J

Indulge in the ultimate crispy and gooey treat with air fryer PB&J! This modern twist on a classic sandwich is pure nostalgic delight that’s ready in just 10 minutes.

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A stack of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on a white plate, the top sandwich is cut in half.

Get ready to indulge in the ultimate treat with air fryer PB&J! This modern twist on a classic sandwich is the kind of recipe that delight kids and adults alike. 

With its crispy exterior of air fried toast and hot, gooey peanut butter and jelly filling, this sandwich is the perfect blend of nostalgia and culinary innovation. Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to make. You only need a few simple ingredients and about 10 minutes!

Traditional PB&J sandwiches are usually enjoyed cold, but once you try this air fried version, you may never go back. The blend of textures and indulgent flavors is absolutely craveworthy!

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Ingredients needed to prepare peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the air fryer.

How to Make Air Fryer PB&J

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Peanut butter spread on two slices of bread resting on a white plate.

STEP ONE: Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one slice of bread, then a layer of jelly on the other. Close the sandwich with the fillings on the inside.

One slice of bread with peanut butter, another slice of bread with jelly, resting on a white plate.

STEP TWO: Lightly butter the outsides of the sandwich.

Two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches resting in a black air fryer basket.

STEP THREE: Place the peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the air fryer basket.

STEP FOUR: Air fry pb&j at 400 degrees F for 6-7 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the bread is golden brown and the filling is hot all the way through.

Two toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches resting in a black air fryer basket.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly

How Long to Cook A Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich in the Air Fryer

The perfect fried peanut butter and jelly has crispy, golden-brown bread on the outside while the filling turns delightfully hot and gooey. And thankfully, you don’t have to wait very long!

I find that 6-7 minutes in the air fryer is the perfect amount of time. Just remember to flip your sandwich halfway through so it gets evenly toasted on all sides.

After that, keep checking on your PB&J until the bread is as golden-brown as you like. It may take less time if you prefer your bread lightly toasted, or maybe a little longer if you want the bread to be a deep brown.

If you do cook your sandwich a bit longer, be careful when taking your first bite. You don’t want to burn your mouth on molten peanut butter and jelly!

Closeup view of two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a black air fryer basket.

Tips for Making the Best Air Fryer PB&J

  • Opt for bread that crisps up nicely in the air fryer, such as white bread, whole wheat, or even brioche. These bread types will give you that perfect crunch while still keeping the sandwich tender on the inside.
  • Spread the peanut butter and jelly evenly on each slice of bread. 
  • Make sure to flip the sandwich halfway through to ensure the bread gets evenly toasted on both sides.
  • Get creative with your fillings. Try different spreads like peanut butter and banana, Nutella, almond butter, or even cream cheese to add a fun twist.
  • For an extra touch of sweetness, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or drizzle a bit of honey over the filling. It will elevate the flavors and add a delightful aroma to your sandwich.

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Air Fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly

Samantha Erb
Crispy on the outside, hot and gooey on the inside, air fryer PB&J is the ultimate comfort food! Treat your taste buds to nostalgic delight with this easy recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 465 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons jelly
  • 1-2 tablespoons softened butter

Instructions
 

  • Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one slice of bread, and a layer of jelly on the other.
  • Press the two pieces of bread together, filling side in.
  • Lightly butter both sides of the sandwich and place it in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 400F for 6-7 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden brown to your liking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 11gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 517mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16g
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