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Not Your Mama’s PB&J: Frying Your Favorite Comfort Food

This entry is part 1 of 26 in the series Feed the Fam

Things have been crazy lately and when things get crazy our family loves comfort food. One of our favorite comfort foods is PB& J. Obviously, slapping a PB&J in front of everyone for dinner isn’t ideal so I decided to jazz up our favorite- by frying it up. Who doesn’t love all things fried? I served this sandwich up with some milk and some bananas (you can also put the bananas in your sandwich). Everyone was happy with these bad boys and they were filling!


  • Peanut oil/Canola oil , for deep-frying
  • About 1/2 loaf of your favorite bread (thicker bread is better)
  • About 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • About 1/2 cup your favorite jelly/ jam (we used grape)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Create your PB & J sandwiches and set aside.
  2. Pour enough oil in a deep pot or deep-fryer to measure about 3 inches.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add 1/2 cup milk and vanilla and whisk until a smooth batter forms. If necessary, add more milk.
  5. Taking a sandwich dip it into your batter mixture and coat all sides evenly. Shake off any excess batter.
  6. Deep fry your battered sandwich (This doesn’t take very long, approx 1 -2 minutes per side).
  7. Once sandwich is fried, place on a paper towel to blot off any excess oil.
  8. Continue to batter and fry all sandwiches.
  9. Serve warm with milk.


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About Jannine Wells

Jannine Wells is a Navy brat traveling the world and moving every 4 years until finally settling in Nevada. She was raised in Fernley Nevada and moved to Reno in 2010 to finish her degree at TMCC. She has a background in childhood education and is an advocate for children’s education and development. Jannine is married to her high school sweetheart and is raising a beautiful one year old daughter, Haidyn, and kitty daughter, Sassafras. She is a paper pusher by day, blogger and amateur chef by night passionate about learning how to become a better mother.  Jannine started her blog Sunny In Reno to write about her pregnancy and journey through motherhood.   View all posts by Jannine.

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