Weekend Waffles-PB&J

Moving 3,735 miles 2 weeks before Christmas meant that my list for Santa was short this year, but on my list was a Belgian Waffle maker. Now I’ll admit that I made this request having ZERO waffle making experience unless dropping some frozen waffles into the toaster counts. But when I saw my brand new, Cuisinart waffle maker under the tree, I knew I’d be eating way “too many” carbs and enough waffles to make my heart content.

We’re almost 4 weeks into the year, and while I haven’t exactly stuck to my “diet goals,” I have made waffles EVERY WEEKEND. So far, I’ve made a lot of spontaneous pre-mixed waffles, specifically: Kodiak Cake Waffles, Aunt Jemima Original, and Krusteaz Light & Crispy Belgian Waffle (the last one is my favorite).

I’ve also made the fluffy waffle recipe from Grace & Good Eats (fantastic btw). You can find the link to that recipe right HERE: https://www.graceandgoodeats.com/fluffy-waffle-recipe/

So far this year, I’ve made strawberry chocolate chip waffles and several versions of cinnamon-sugar waffles BUT today’s Peanut butter & Jelly waffles were the biggest waffle hit yet.

I’m going to drop that recipe here for you: Try it! They’re super TASTY! I used:


  • 3 Cups of Krusteaz Light & Crispy Belgian Waffle Mix
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Water
  • 2/3 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 to 1 Cup of Jelly/Jam (Warmed)
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Syrup
  • Toppings of choice: Powdered Sugar/PB/Banana/Nuts


  1. Mix the Krusteaz, eggs, water, and peanut butter together.
  2. Warm the jelly/jam into the microwave and warm for 20-30 seconds. It’s ok if it’s still a little chunky (in my opinion, a few jelly/jam chunks are super nice).
  3. Add the warmed jelly/jam to the waffle mix and stir until combined.
  4. Drop up to 2/3c of waffle batter into your waffle maker (sprayed with nonstick cooking spray) and cook to your desired crispiness (I like 4).
  5. Top with more peanut butter, jelly, powdered sugar, banana, or berries and syrup (or honey for a Low GI syrup substitute).
  6. And enjoy!

A few notes:

A few notes:

  • You can make this with a different waffle mix or even a homemade waffle, just skip the oil.
  • If you’re not into jelly, you can add some mashed banana, but you’ll need to reduce the liquid by at least 1/4c.