Grilled Peanut Butter Jelly

Did you know that when you run long, you have a lot of time to think about what to make for breakfast. On the weekends, why I do long runs, breakfast turns into brunch. Brunch means it’s time to get bigger and more creative. Sure, you could make toast like you do everyday, but why do that when for the last two miles of your run, you planned a feast fit for a Queen?

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I love my partnership with Bliss Nut Butters because no matter what I am doing or what my goals are, they have a peanut butter that goes great with everything. Not only do I eat this peanut butter after running, but I also just love it whenever I need a snack during the day.

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I talk a lot about running, but the other parts of what makes me Ellie, the friend, the bagel master, the blogger, the wizard (oh wait, my letter is still in the mail) need fuel too. These parts of me also choose Bliss Nut Butters because they are delicious, fresh ground and sweetened with honey, a natural sweetener and antioxidant powerhouse.

The fresh ground process used by Bliss maintains the integrity and high nutrient value of the nuts, whereas traditional nut butters are heat injected which degrades the nutrients and results in a lower quality product.

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Honey, although controversial in the vegan community, is vegan by Dr. Gregor’s standards and pretty dang healthy too, as far as sugars go. No, it’s not low calorie, nor will it help you clear your acne, however it will boost immunity and help fight the inevitable onset of seasonal allergies. How? Well, the bits of pollen that are in your local honey, when exposed to your immune system in such small doses may actually build up immunity against that allergen. Not an excuse to drink the honey, but I’m pretty happy that is what sweetens my nut butter.

Now stop thinking about honey and just be assured that it’s in your favorite Bliss Nut Butter.

So, this recipe was created in the last two miles of my long run when all I could think about was what I was going to eat for breakfast. In exchange for my review and honest opinion of their products, Bliss Nut Butters sent me a bunch of nut butters to experiment with. This sandwich, and the jam recipe that follows is my favorite way to enjoy the Peanut Butter Bliss flavor. A classy spin on PB&J, perfect for brunch, lunch or a snack.


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Grilled Peanut Butter and Homemade Blueberry Jam Sandwich


Grilled PB&J

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You'll Need...

  • 2 slices cinnamon raisin bread
  • 3 tablespoons Bliss Nut Butter Original Peanut Butter
  • 3 tablespoons blueberry jam (recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon Earth Balance


  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over low heat on the stove.
  2. Spread the peanut butter on one side of one piece of cinnamon bread.
  3. Spread the jam on top of the peanut butter.
  4. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of the Earth Balance in the skillet.
  5. Spread the other half on the opposite side on the other piece of cinnamon bread.
  6. Close the sandwich so the Earth Balance is facing out and on top of the sandwich.
  7. Place the sandwich down in the cast iron skillet.
  8. Cook over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Flip. Cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.

Flip out and enjoy!


For the Blueberry Jam:

2 cups blueberries

1 T maple syrup

2 T water

1 T lemon juice

2 T chia seeds

Mix blueberries, maple syrup and water. Add to a small sauce pot and bring to a bubble over medium heat while mashing the berries at the same time. Reduce heat to low simmer and add lemon juice and chia seeds. Simmer for 10 minutes until desired thickness is achieved.

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22 thoughts on “Grilled Peanut Butter Jelly”

  1. I TOTALLY need to make that jam, cause it looks so much easier than regular jam, and I also would LOVE to try this combo. It sounds unbeatable.

    1. Thank you Emily! The good news is that you can probably use any berries you have on hand. Chia seeds are necessary, but you can get them almost anywhere now-a-days. I have gotten than at Walmart or Aldi’s before!

  2. Looks great! Love the blueberry jam recipe. I’m all about chia. What brand of bread do you like and did you use for this sandwich?

  3. That bread! I’m not a bread person but there are some that I wish I could get and cinnamon raisin belongs into that category. Especially since yours looks like it was the swirly kind. Plain white raisin bread is actually sold in some stores here but it’s neither vegan nor do you really want to see its ingredient list …
    Moving on to the magical combination you came up with. Peanut butter is good with anything but I’ve yet to intentionally mix it with blueberries. Gooood idea. And then grilling it? Genius.
    Does homemade nut butter count as freshly ground ;)?

  4. OMG this sounds and looks absolutely amazing! You didn’t have to say too much before you convinced me to try bliss nut butter! Peanut butter is my weakness 😉

  5. Grilled sandwiches are always better! I love melty peanut butter! I used to microwave my pb&j’s when I was a kid, but grilling it will take it up a notch!

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