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Happy National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day


Today is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day––a holiday that induces both nostalgia and hunger. According to survey results reported by CNN, Americans consume an average of 1,500 PB&J sandwiches before they graduate high school. It’s true that some things are just too good to fiddle with, and let’s be honest: nothing beats the basics.

We have fond memories of chowing down on PB&J sammies while on the swing set with sticky fingers, or pulled from a brown paper bag at lunchtime––and judging by the vast number of peanut butter and jelly recipe renditions our fabulous VegWebbers have submitted––the classic, sweet pairing is loved by all.

Whether it’s for your kids or yourself, here are 5 of our favorite classic peanut butter and jelly recipes for you to try:

PB&J Oatmeal
Start your day off right with a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with a dollop or two of PB&J.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies
As if cookies needed any more reason for fandom, but adding our favorite pairing only wins this cookie even more adoration!

PB&J French Toast
For those weekend mornings when decadence calls from the kitchen, we present PB&J french toast––all things right with breakfast.

PB&J Smoothie
A quick and simple take on the classic, give this PB&J smoothie a whirl (in your blender!).

Almond Butter & Jelly Quinoa
A heartier and healthier morning porridge with almond butter, quinoa, and a dash of cinnamon.  

For more unique takes on the classic, check out these vegan bloggers’ PB&J concoctions:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

Delicious and densely layered PB&J in a baked whole wheat square.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes
Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes––because the only thing better than the sandwich is if it’s in miniature cake form!

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Fluffy PB&J pancakes without any of that pesky gluten!

Photo: Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich 


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