Can a Sandwich Be Air Fried? Easy Air Fried PB&J Recipe

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Air Fryer Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Recipe

Looking for an easy air fryer snack? Did you know you can make air fryer pb&j sandwich? This recipe is so simple and is fried to perfection. You will love this recipe because you only need your basic sandwich favorites and an air fryer!

Keep reading to learn how long to put a sandwich for in the air fryer!

Easy PB&J Fried Sandwich Ingredients

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To make this recipe, you will need basic ingredients for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich of course! Here is what I used:

  • 4 slices bread (try homemade bread in the air fryer)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons grape or strawberry Jelly (you will love this one with some homemade strawberry jam!)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or peanut butter alternative (creamy peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter)

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Substitution Ideas

Make your air fryer pb&j more exciting with some of these ingredients. Either switch out or add these tasty peanut butter and jelly alternatives to your sandwich.

  • Nutella
  • Honey
  • Cookie Butter (like Biscoff spread)
  • Almond Butter
  • Raspberry jam (instead of strawberry jam)
  • Banana slices (for a peanut butter and banana sandwich)
  • Peach jelly
  • Just a peanut butter sandwich

How do you like to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Share with us in the comments below other ways to make this sandwich!

How to fry a sandwich in the air fryer?

how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Air frying a sandwich is so easy! I made this recipe in my Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer. You can make this recipe in any air fryer. Because this recipe is so simple to make, cooking time will be the generally same. You may need to add a minute or two if you want your sandwich more crispy.

how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the air fryer

  1. Spread some peanut butter on one side of a slice of bread, spread jelly on one side of another slice.
  2. Cover the bread to make a closed sandwich.
  3. Next spread some butter on the outside of the sandwich.
  4. Then place the sandwich buttered side down in the air fryer basket, spread some more butter on the unbuttered side.
  5. Air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 204 degrees Celsius for 4 minutes. Then flip over with a kitchen silicone tong or spatula and air fry for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown, or fried to your liking.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

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Air frying tips

Tip #1: Use a silicone spatula

I like to use a silicone spatula to flip over my sandwich. After I flip it for the first time, I flatten it down with the flat part of the spatula. This helps make the sandwich more toasted. You don’t have to do this though.

Tip #2: Start with a lower temperature

If you are worried about your bread burning, or want a light golden crispy sandwich, air fry the pb&j for 4-6 minutes total at 380 degrees Fahrenheit or 193 degrees Celsius. Then, you can add more time as needed, or bump up the cooking time for an additional 1-2 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 204 degrees Celsius.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A few more tips, tricks, and suggestions for you to fully enjoy a pb&j sandwich.

Can you air fry an Uncrustable?

You don’t even need bread, peanut butter, and jam to make this recipe! You can make a fried pb&j by using prepackaged jelly uncrustables. Honestly, air fryer uncrustables are one of my favorite treats. I like to drizzle nutella on top.

Check out these recipe instructions for making Smucker’s uncrustables in the air fryer:

  1. Place the uncrustables in the air fryer basket.
  2. Cook at 370˚F/188˚C for 5 minutes.
  3. Top with Nutella and enjoy!

What is the best air fryer?

I am not going to tell you which air fryer is the best for you and your needs. But here is a buying guide and a few air fryer reviews you can watch to help you decide which air fryer is the best for you!

Can I make a grilled pb&j on the stovetop?

You for sure can! To make this recipe without an air fryer, you will need:

  • stovetop
  • pan or skillet
  • recipeingredients

Heat the pan on the stovetop. Prepare the sandwich as directed. Then, fry one side of the bread on the heated frying pan and flip it over after a minute or two. Cook it on the stovetop until bread is toasted to your liking.

Can I make pb&j toast?

Make this recipe in its simplest form by toasting the bread in a toaster. Then, spread on your favorite pb&j ingredients onto the toast and enjoy!

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Final Thoughts

Air fryer peanut butter and jam sandwich is a simply air fryer treat that you can enjoy for lunch, snack, or dessert! This one we love to make as a fun afternoon snack the best. Plus, it is so easy that the kids can make it all by themselves.

Share with us your favorite sandwich toppings in the comments below!

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Easy and Kid-Friendly Air Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipe

Learn how to make a PB&J in your air fryer. This recipe is kid friendly and so easy to make thanks to the air fryer!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons jelly grape, strawberry, raspberry, etc
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or your favorite peanut butter alternative like almond butter or sunflower butter

Instructions

  • Spread some peanut butter on one side of a slice of bread, spread jelly on one side of another slice.
  • Cover the bread to make a closed sandwich.
  • Next spread some butter on the outside of the sandwich.
  • Then place the sandwich buttered side down in the air fryer basket, spread some more butter on the unbuttered side.
  • Air fry at 400°F/204°C for 4 minutes. Then flip over with a kitchen silicone tong or spatula. (Press down on the sandwich with spatula if you'd like to be more cirspy and thin). And air fryer for another 2-3 minutes, or until the sandwich is golden brown to your liking.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Switch out the classic peanut butter and jelly ingredients for your favorite sandwich toppings such as nutella, banana slices, honey, almond butter, cookie butter, etc. 
Try this recipe with our favorite homemade strawberry jam recipe
You may also love this recipe with some homemade air fryer bread

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Sodium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g

Recipe Adapted From: Air Fryer Yum

Ingredients: Bread, Butter, Jam, Jelly, Peanut Butter
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Breads, Desserts, Popular, Back to School, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Sandwiches and Burgers, Air Fryer

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