Peanut Butter French Toast with Chocolate Syrup

by Erin

After the peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, I figured out another reason why you should make peanut butter bread = peanut butter french toast for breakfast! And while I was at it, how about some chocolate maple syrup to pour over the top? I think I hear an unhesitant yes. So come on over, I’ll cook you breakfast.

I almost made a Nutella maple syrup, but I kept true to the chocolate and peanut butter marriage instead. Darn, guess that means I’ll have to come up with something else for the Nutella syrup O:-). Someone’s gotta do it.



8 (1/2 inch) slices day old peanut butter bread (left out overnight)

1 cup milk

3 eggs

1/4 tsp cinnamon

4 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 recipe chocolate maple syrup (below)

Dry roasted peanuts, garnish


  1. In shallow bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and cinnamon. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak momentarily.
  2. On a flat pan over medium-low heat, melt 1 Tbsp butter. Place two slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and repeat with remaining slices. Serve immediately with chocolate maple syrup.



1 cup real maple syrup

4 Tbsp cocoa powder

4 Tbsp unsalted butter


  1. In a small saucepan over medium, heat the syrup until hot. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder and butter until cocoa is incorporated and butter is melted. Serve warm.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original

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Rita September 8, 2011 - 7:58 pm

Gosh Erin, I just gotta find a way to Memphis to get some of this good cooking! I so love your stories that you preface each recipe with. You have turned into an amazing cook! thanks so much for sharing.
I am going to print all of these out and put them into a book for your Moms birthday this year!

Love ya lots,
Aunt Rita

spiffycookie September 8, 2011 - 9:41 pm

I wish you would visit!! That would be a lot of fun. And I like your birthday present idea, I bet she would love it.

Vicki @ WITK July 31, 2011 - 7:47 am

Ooo, I saw that peanut butter bread and though it would be so good for breakfast! Love this!

spiffycookie July 31, 2011 - 9:48 am

It’s amazing :-)

janet@fromcupcakestocaviar July 28, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Erin, my boys would just LOVE this!! I’m going to have to make it for them :-)

spiffycookie July 28, 2011 - 12:28 pm

Hope they enjoy it!

Molly at Duchess of Fork July 28, 2011 - 8:39 am

Holy cow. I need this in my life NOW!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 27, 2011 - 6:58 pm

This sounds amazing! I want to come to breakfast!

spiffycookie July 27, 2011 - 7:41 pm

Come on over!

naomi July 27, 2011 - 2:41 pm

OMG-My husband and son would flip for this! I can’t wait to make this for them.

spiffycookie July 27, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Enjoy ;-)

Danielle @ Runs With Spatulas July 27, 2011 - 9:48 am

And THAT is what you do with peanut butter bread. Can I come over for breakfast?

spiffycookie July 27, 2011 - 9:49 am

Yes I would love to have you!

Kelly July 27, 2011 - 9:38 am

Oh my! This looks so sinfully delicious! Yummy!! :)

Nish July 27, 2011 - 9:06 am

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!

Tracey July 26, 2011 - 8:20 pm

Awesome, I’ll be over first thing tomorrow morning for breakfast. Then maybe we can hit up Anthropologie and do some shopping since our bellies will be full? :)

spiffycookie July 27, 2011 - 8:20 am

I’m all over it. You should bring the black and tan brownies for a snack just in case our bellies demand more glorious food.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray July 26, 2011 - 8:11 pm

I nearly KEELED OVER with joy when I read the first paragraph of this post. And considering I am in the alleged happiest place on earth, that is saying something.

I cannot waaaaait to get home and make this. Ohmygoodness.

spiffycookie July 27, 2011 - 8:19 am

One of the best reactions to something I’ve posted :-)

Cindy B. July 26, 2011 - 7:15 pm

Peanut butter & Chocolate – YUMMO!

alex July 26, 2011 - 12:25 pm

must have this! TODAY!

spiffycookie July 26, 2011 - 12:35 pm

Get to it! Good thing the bread is a quick-bread.

Audra@The-Baker-Chick July 26, 2011 - 11:05 am

Erin this looks SO good! So decadent. Mmmmm.

spiffycookie July 26, 2011 - 11:10 am

Thank you! I can’t wait for leftovers

cliff @ livelovepasta July 26, 2011 - 10:56 am

Chocolate Syrup…? YES PLEASE!!!

spiffycookie July 26, 2011 - 11:01 am

I had hoped for that reaction :-)

Amber @ Amber's Confections July 26, 2011 - 10:25 am

Ummm. YUM. That’s all I’ve got to say about this. :)

spiffycookie July 26, 2011 - 10:46 am

Me too :-)


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