Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly in Coconut Oil

Hey!  How is everyone today?  I am doing well.  We tagged along with my five year old's field trip today to the local splash pad and we got a fair amount of sun.  It feels really good to be slightly sun kissed.  It makes me feel like I've had a full and fun day :)

Today I'm going to share with you something that will blow your mind!  Well, maybe a little.  Some of you may have heard of this, but I had never.  I have a good friend who spent some time living in China.  I overheard her asking her daughter what she wanted for lunch one day while we were on the phone.  One of the options she gave her daughter was a "grilled pb&J" ....and I was all, whaaa? really? grilled? ...that's so weird... She said that it is served that way in restaurants in China, and it is really really good.  I was skeptical at first.  I'm not a big PB&J gal. I mean, it's ok if I need nourishment and that's all I've got, but I'd much rather have something else.  I decided to give it a shot one day, and let me tell ya....it's fantastic!  I was absolutely surprised.  I never expected the flavor of something to change so drastically, but it did.  It was like I was eating a fancy pastry of some sort. The peanut butter and Jelly both get ooey and gooey and the flavors meld so much better than if it were cold.  I also think the coconut oil made a huge difference.  Everything tastes better cooked in coconut oil!

  Here's what you do....if you can't figure this out on your own....

You start off with a plain old PB&J.  I made mine with whole wheat bread.  

Heat some coconut oil in your pan on medium heat.  You want to make sure you get the unrefined kind vs the refined.  The unrefined has the good coconut smell and is more flavorful.  

grill it up!  I usually have to add some more coconut oil once I flip the sandwich.  The bread soaks up the oil, so when you flip it there's no more left.  

This is basically cooking a PB&J like you would a grilled cheese sandwich, but with coconut oil instead of butter.  

um, yeah....I totally made two.  You probably will too....I warned you.  

  I got 99.99 percent of my planters done over the weekend.  I just have to fill some holes and add another coat of paint, so I will finally have that finished for you guys to see with my next post!  
Have a lovely day!

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  1. I’m swinging by from Cast Party Wednesday to check out your YUMMY looking post and invite you to my link party, The Yuck Stops Here. This week’s party is open until Sunday at 8pm ET and can be found at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2463 and next week’s party starts on Tuesday at 8pm ET and can be found at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2474. I hope to see you there! HUGS

  2. We LOVE grilled pb&j sandwiches! We do them in butter, but I bet the coconut oil would be fabulous too. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  3. Hmmmm .... I better try this for my son! Thanks for the idea!

  4. I'm fairly certain that you just made my daughter's life! I have never heard of grilled PB&J, and using coconut oil for the grilling sounds AWESOME. <3

  5. My daughter...and husband for that matter, would totally love this!!!

  6. YUM! Maybe I can get my kids to eat them if they're grilled? (I know, they're weird!) I am definitely trying this for myself!

  7. Clever! I've never thought to grill sandwiches in coconut oil, but of course!! Totally going to have to try this. (Stopping in from the SITS Girls link-up.)

  8. MMMM. I've had grilled pb and banana before, but i've yet to do pb&j. looks good!

  9. I do this sandwich, but with peanut butter and honey. The coconut oil really helps make gluten free sandwich bread more palatable.
    I got here via Saturday Sharefest. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.