Just a casual Monday where I wanted an old fashioned PB&J sandwich but wanted to add a little twist this time. I just ordered a waffle maker (link below or in pink) from Amazon (on sale!) and I needed to get some use out of it as soon as possible. I used Kodiak pancake and waffle mix as my base for the waffles to save some time.
Kodiak makes pancake, waffle, baking, and oatmeal mixes. The added protein is what sets Kodiak apart from other vendors, but I highly recommend purchasing a box! They sell many flavors but we typically stick to the basic box or the buttermilk mix.
Anyhooooo, I ate a PB&J sandwich from the day I started school until I graduated high school. Not kidding. My dad made my sandwich because he knew just the perfect amount of both peanut butter and jelly to add without making the bread soggy by lunch. I swear he has a special touch when it comes to whipping up a PB&J. Every now and then I’d make a PB&J on the weekends and I would toast the bread which made for a delicious, warm, and gooey PB&J sandwich. AKA, gourmet PB&J. I’m taking it a notch up and am creating a PB&J waffle sandwich.
A PB&J with cashew butter, strawberry spread, and a waffle as the bread.
- 1 cup pancake mix I use Kodiak
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- Dash Ground Cinnamon
- 4 Tbsp Cashew Butter I use Trader Joe's
- 3 Tbsp Strawberry Spread I use Trader Joe's
Preheat your waffle maker to medium heat & spray with cooking spray.
Prepare your waffle mix according to your box's directions. Add vanilla and ground cinnamon to the mix.
Pour the mixture into your waffle maker (about 3/4 full per each section).
Cook for about 4-5 minutes.
Remove and separate waffle into 4 pieces.
Spread the cashew butter on one side and the strawberry spread on the other.*
Place waffles together and enjoy just like a sandwich.
*Option to create your own cashew butter (which I did). Use about 1 cup or so of raw cashews. Roast in oven at 275 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remove and carefully place in food processor. Pulse until the cashews are now in a spreadable form.
You can find Kodiak at Target, Amazon, a local grocery store, or Costco in bulk.