Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!!! (Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Cake)

For those of you that didn’t know, it just happens to be National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Yes, there is such a day. I think there is pretty much a day for every kind of food you could dream up….National Strawberry Ice Cream Day, National Popcorn Day, National Fig Newton Day…..the list goes on and on. I just so happened to come across the date for National PB&J Day when I was searching for a recipe.


I do think the combo of Peanut Butter and Jelly should be celebrated, though. There are not many other combos that are quite so fantastic; other than chocolate and PB, of course. In fact one report I read, said that the average American consumes 1,500 Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches by the age of 18….wowsers! Supposedly, the popularity of PB&Js soared after WWII because they had become a staple for the soldiers serving in the war.


I tried to keep it fairly healthy for PB&J day, but I also wanted to share a special treat with you. You guys know how much I love breakfast and who doesn’t love cake? Enter the kid-approved Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Cake!



Something to think about….

What’s your favorite way to enjoy peanut butter and jelly?

What’s your favorite variety of jelly, jam or preserves? I’ve always loved red raspberry and have recently found fig.

Did you eat PB&Js in your lunch box as a kid?

See you back here tomorrow for the first “What I Ate Wednesday” of April!

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  1. Peanut butter has got to be my #1 favorite food of all time! If I was stranded on an island, one of the first things I’d miss would be peanut butter! Haha! One of my favorite, healthy ways to get my “fix” is to make a peanut butter (or almond butter) protein shake made with vanilla or chocolate protein powder, 1 tablespoon of peanut (or almond) butter, unsweetened almond milk and a handfull of blueberries, which give it that classic PB&J flavor-flav! :) Thanks for sharing this recipe, Kim!
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  2. Yum Yum Yum these look delicious; I love PB & J! I never knew there was a specific day for it…certainly a reason to make these hehe.
    Lift, Sleep, Eat Low Carb Rollin’!My Profile

  3. Oh now these looks absolutely delicious – kind of trying hard not to drool over here! I’m allergic to peanuts, so I’d replace the PB with AB, but I’m definitely keeping this recipe in mind for when the baking bug hits :) I’d have to say that my favorite way to eat [AB] is with bananas, and when it comes to jams, nothing beats blueberry in my books.
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  4. I LOVE Peanut Butter and Jelly!! Growing up my Mom vowed to never feed it to us kids, because she had to eat PB&J everyday for lunch during her childhood. Because of this, it was a treat that we got only on occasion…..now I’m addicted to it!! :)

  5. How did I not know about national peanut butter and jelly day?! These bars look amazing and so perfect. I think I might have to make them in honor of the holiday ;)
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  6. Looks so yummy! I’ll have to make these soon!

  7. This day is just downright amazing. PB & J sandwiches are one of my favorite quick and easy “meals” to make for lunch. This breakfast cake sounds fabulous! On occasion I am required to bring breakfast to work for my co-workers. I will have to keep this recipe in mind :).
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Green Chile Seitan CasseroleMy Profile

  8. Nothing like an excuse to eat a PB&J sandwich (Or those brownies. They look great, too!)

  9. Good lawd those look delicious. I feel like I say that on every post, but seriously, I’m drooling.
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  10. Laschaunda says:

    I just made these and I swear it was difficult to not eat the whole pan! Seriously delicious!!! I used Trader Joe’s Concord Grape Jelly. I can’t wait until tomorrow so that I can have some more of these!

  11. These PB&J bars sound amazing! I’m not the biggest fan of jelly, but I love peanut butter!! I wonder if these would be good if you substituted apple or pumpkin butter for the jam?
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  12. I always ate pb&j as a kid and bet I would have absolutely loved these back then

  13. Love these! My daughter doesn’t love jelly but I wonder what I could sub instead of it?? Play I will probably use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar and use spelt flour… thoughts??? it can’t hurt!
    Laura@ Fit Running Mama My ME day and Butternut Squash and Black Bean Soup RecipeMy Profile

    • I think those substitutions would work great! I actually thought about spelt flour, but I was all out. I’m not sure about what to sub for the jelly…however, it would probably be great without the jelly and with chocolate chips instead! ;)

  14. These bars look so delicious. I love all these foodie holidays. What a great excuse to make fun dishes, right?! :)
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  15. We only have jam here in Australia so whenever you guys say jelly I always think of it like the dessert. We never had it as a kid but I love it now and that recipe looks yummy :)
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  16. Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try out these bars:-)
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  17. BIG yum to those! I haven’t had a pb&j combo in a LONG time!
    Cori @ olivetorun Annoying Gym Habits and Tips To Avoid ThemMy Profile

  18. This is awesome

  19. Ellen Murphy says:

    Peanut BUtter has been my favorite food since I was a little girl- it’s great for energy but also cures my insatiatble sweet tooth, and is THE BEST comfort food around :) Cinnamon Raisin Swirl by PB&Co is favorite kind- I literally have to hide the jar from myself or else I’ll eat it all in one sitting haha.

    Grape jelly is favorite, but I also love the PB & honey combo- but let’s face it, what DOESN’T taste good with peanut butter?!?

  20. Danielle says:

    Looks yummy!

  21. Wow – that pb&j recipe sounds divine! Thank you for the Quest giveaway as I’ve always wanted to try these!

  22. I can’t wait to try these bars, I keep hearing how great they are!

  23. Christen Fengl says:

    PB&J is my all time favorite sandwich! I love coming up with different versions of it! Quest bars are the only protein bars I eat and they are soooooooooooo good! College budget unfortunately means little quest bars :(

  24. I’ll bet these would be great with another nut butter,too! I say that since I’m allergic to peanuts! I wish I wasn’t because everyone says I am missing out!!! :)
    Amy @ Fun With Family and Fitness Back to blogging!My Profile

  25. Woah momma!! These look delicious :)
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  26. Would enjoy taking these to the gym with me for a healthy protein boost. Thanks!

  27. OMG why can’t computers have advanced to the point where I could just reach through the screen??? Looks awesome! I think I celebrate PB every day :)
    Amanda @runtothefinish Wait Beans Are Bad?My Profile

  28. I didn’t even know there was a national PB & J day. I guess I am going to make it PB & J month in my household. Who can’t get enough of these gooey treats.
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