Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Rolls

From elementary through high school, most of my lunches were packed, with love, by my mom.

The usual suspects:

sandwich, of some kind.

mini bag of chips.


granola bar.

My two favorite sandwiches were always a turkey/cheese sandwich that I would load with chips before eating or a pb&j.

The best part of the midday pb&j was this – after sitting in my locker or lunchbox all morning, the fluffy bread had soaked up all the flavor of the peanut butter and jelly.

It was soft, tender, and maybe a little mushy. But still, perfect.

I always think of peanut  butter & jelly as a lunch option, but one of my favorite quick breakfasts is a toasted version of the classic sandwich.

Last month, I was asked to participate in a recipe contest with Stonyfield and Peanut Butter & Co to come up with a recipe using Stonyfield yogurt and PB&Co Peanut butter – two of my favorite companies!

I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

I love cinnamon rolls. I love orange rolls.

I had dreamed, literally, of peanut butter and jelly rolls and finally decided to make them happen.

These aren’t your normal breakfast roll. They’re stuffed with creamy peanut butter and sweet jam and slathered in a peanut butter and yogurt glaze. Sweet and salty, the perfect combination.

PB & J Rolls with Peanut Butter Yogurt Glaze

Makes: 8-10 servings


  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Stonyfield plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup PB&Co. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup jam


  • ½ cup PB&Co. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
  • ½ cup Stonyfield plain yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar


  1. Combine 2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour and yeast in a stand mixer or large bowl.
  2. In a sauce pan with a heavy bottom, combine yogurt, water, butter, sugar, and salt. Heat over low heat just until it reaches 125°F or until small bubbles begin to form around the edges. Remove from heat
  3. Add the warm yogurt mixture to the mixing bowl with the flour-yeast mixture and blend on low speed. Mix for about one minute.
  4. Add the egg and mix the dough for another minute until the egg is incorporated.
  5. Add 1 cup of all purpose flour slowly to get a dough ball to form. Turn the mixer to medium speed, adding more flour as needed. Once dough ball is formed, allow dough to mix for about 3 minutes or until you have a nice smooth dough ball.
  6. Remove the dough and place into a greased pan and cover with a towel. Allow to rise for 45 minutes.
  7. Once the dough has doubled, punch down and roll out into a rectangle on a floured surface.
  8. Spread the peanut butter over the dough, then top with the jam, spreading out to cover almost all the dough, leaving a ½-1” edge.
  9. Roll up the dough (starting with the side farthest away from you). Slice into 12 pieces and place in a greased baking dish.
  10. Cover and let the rolls rise again for 30 minutes.
  11. Turn oven on to 350 degrees.
  12. Bake rolls 20-25 minutes and let the cool for 5-10 minutes before adding the glaze.
  13. To make the glaze, whisk the peanut butter and yogurt together. Add in the powdered sugar and stir until the glaze is thick and smooth, adding more sugar or yogurt to get the texture you want.
  14. Drizzle the rolls with glaze and serve.

46 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Rolls”

  1. #
    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — February 15, 2012 at 3:57 am

    these look awesome brandi! i’m all about pb&j, even as a grownup :)

  2. #
    Tammy — February 15, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I hope you won!

    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      thanks tammy! we should be finding out soon!

  3. #
    Jessica — February 15, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I’m pretty sure my mind was just blown. YUM!

    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      yeah! this makes me excited since i literally catch myself drooling over every post you put up :)

  4. #
    Erica — February 15, 2012 at 8:29 am

    What an awesome creation! So so clever!!! I just love the looks of the filling all baked up

  5. #
    Blog is the New Black — February 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Ahhhhh… YES!

  6. #
    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — February 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Delicious!!! Oh my gosh yum :D

  7. #
    Lauren — February 15, 2012 at 11:53 am

    These look so so good Brandi! Gosh how I need more White Choc. PB in my life. I’ve been without it for months now!

    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      i am addicted to that stuff. it’s my kryptonite.

  8. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    This is peanut butter heaven, love!

  9. #
    Stacy Makes Cents — February 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Just when I think you can’t do it again….you do it again. *Drool.*

    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      i try! :)

  10. #
    Shannon — February 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    oh, my gawd. i knew these were awesome when i saw them over at the contest, but holy geez, your pictures here are making me drool!! need to make them asap :)

    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      ha, thanks shannon :)

  11. #
    Meister @ The Nervous Cook — February 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Chips in a sandwich! Chips always belong inside the sandwich: Especially tuna salad. My dad would pack me those lunches, too, and I’ll always love that memory.

    This sounds fantastic, and you brought me right back to that noontime rush to the cubby for that perfect pbj from home, with the white bread just soggy enough from that jelly. Perfect.

    Hope you win this one!

    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      thanks so much!!

  12. #
    Cassie — February 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This is amazing. GREAT idea. I’d eat them all.

  13. #
    jenna — February 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    mmmm…this looks award winning! i love the idea of pb glaze!

  14. #
    Megan — February 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I only eat pb&js on toast, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I absolutely love this idea.

  15. #
    janetha — February 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm


    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      i cannot tell you how happy i am that you used the word “flipping”. that might a first on here! :)

  16. #
    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — February 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. These look amazing!!! I love pb&j and have it almost every morning on a piece of whole wheat toasted bread and I love to put it on a tortilla too and eat pieces of it. So this is basically like my dream! I need to make this for the next brunch I go to!

  17. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    What a fun recipe, Brandi! I bet kids just love these.

  18. #
    Julia — February 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    YUM!!!!!!! Everything about this is just PERFECT!

  19. #
    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — February 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Oh my word, this looks absolutely divine. I rarely eat pb and j things anymore. I need to change that.

    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      yes, you do! :)

  20. #
    Brittany — February 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    My mom used to make my lunch as well and I pretty much had a pb&j every single day. I love the looks of this recipe Brandi! And your photos are beautiful. :)

    • admin replied: — February 15th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      aw, thank you so much brittany!

  21. #
    natalie (the sweets life) — February 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    BRILLIANT!! i will be trying these soon!

  22. #
    lynn @ the actor's diet — February 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    you’re brilliant

  23. #
    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — February 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    What a great, great idea! I loved PB&J growing up, and still love it now. I’ll have to give in a whirl in breakfast roll form.

  24. #
    Katie — February 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Oh, BRANDI. These look aMAzing. I’m saving these!

    Thanks for the tag… looking forward to answering the Qs!

  25. #
    A Tablespoon of Liz — February 16, 2012 at 12:43 am

    These look so good! Definitly a fun twist on breakfast rolls! PB&J is always a favorite.

  26. #
    Wine Dine — February 16, 2012 at 5:17 am

    What a fabulous idea and another delicious way to use our home made peanut butter. The white chocolate is a very tempting touch :)
    J & C

  27. #
    Leslie — February 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Ohhh Brandi..I love your creation!!!

  28. #
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — February 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Genius! YUM!

  29. #
    Erika - The Teenage Taste — February 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Finally the elusive PB&J rolls recipe! They look so delicious and fluffy – they totally deserve to win the contest! :-D

  30. #
    Lauren @ Around the World Food — February 17, 2012 at 12:16 am

    This looks really intriguing. I’m not a huge fan of jelly though, but it may taste better in a roll.

  31. #
    Life's a Bowl — February 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    OH EM GEE, these look heavenly! Since dipping my spoon back into a PB jar a few weeks ago, I can’t get enough of the stuff! Totes Pinning these ;P

  32. #
    Kelly — February 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Yum! These are tremendously creative. I’ve always thought that it would be fun to do different fillings in cinnamon rolls instead of the traditional.

  33. #
    Amanda — February 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    i need to try that peanut butter yogurt glaze on top of a scone or something. I love anything peanut butter.

  34. #
    Amelia — February 23, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Hi Brandi! Just wanted to wish you a big Congratulations for winning the Nutty About Yogurt contest with your stellar recipe! It looks so amazing, I’m excited to try it out :)

    • admin replied: — February 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you so much!!


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