Deep-fried Uncrustable Donuts offer an inventive spin on classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. These homemade treats, irresistibly gooey and delectable, can be prepared in under a minute. Choose your preferred Uncrustables flavor for this TikTok-inspired culinary adventure!
Air Fryer Uncrustable Donuts present a delightful and airy option for a quick breakfast. When time is short or a frying pan isn’t available, an Air Fryer becomes an invaluable tool. Follow these simple steps to whip up an Uncrustable donut in your air fryer, ensuring a delicious breakfast in no time!
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You’ve probably seen the ads for Uncrustables, those individually packaged sandwiches designed for mess-free eating. I had the chance to try them recently and they’re quite tasty! They’re available in two flavors: chocolate icing with sprinkles and raspberry jam, and strawberry icing with strawberry jam. But what if you’re craving more variety? That’s where Uncrustable Donuts come in. These jelly-filled donuts are a perfect match for the concept. Delicious and incredibly kid-friendly, they’re an excellent breakfast option.
Uncrustables are a type of sandwich available in packs of two, featuring a combination of peanut butter and grape jelly. These sandwiches are unique because they are made with white bread that doesn’t become soggy as quickly as regular bread, allowing for a more extended enjoyment of the sandwich without the mess of crumbs. Launched some time ago, Uncrustables quickly rose to popularity, becoming a beloved choice for a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They are especially popular in kids’ lunchboxes nationwide.
Uncrustables, a widely loved lunchbox snack for children, are available in a variety of flavors. With their increasing popularity, Smucker’s has expanded their flavor offerings. The current selection includes:
- Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Sandwich, available in both white and wheat bread versions.
- Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Sandwich, offered in both regular and reduced sugar options.
- Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread Sandwich.
- Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich.
Easy Jelly Donut Recipe Using Uncrustables
This recipe offers the simplest way to make jelly donuts! Perfect for a quick weekday breakfast, a relaxed weekend brunch, or a delightful after-dinner treat, these donuts can be whipped up in no time, without the lengthy wait for traditional dough to rise. The key ingredient? Uncrustables from the freezer section. Choose your favorite flavor – for this particular recipe, we use the classic PB&J, but feel free to get creative, like trying the Nutella variety. These donuts blur the lines between breakfast, dessert, lunch, and snack, combining all these categories into one delicious treat!
Grape Delight – Bursting with tangy grape jelly and rich, freshly-roasted peanut butter.
Chocolate Bliss – Oozing with smooth chocolate-hazelnut spread for a luxurious taste.
Strawberry Sensation – Packed with sweet strawberry jam complemented by fresh-roasted peanut butter.
Honey Harmony – Filled with lusciously smooth honey spread paired perfectly with peanut butter.
To prepare Fried Uncrustables Dipped in Sugar, you’ll need oil, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and your preferred Uncrustables flavor. The addition of cinnamon sugar enhances the jelly donut taste, but it’s optional. Start by heating oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Wait until the oil temperature reaches 375-400°F, indicated by a shimmering appearance. Meanwhile, unpack the Uncrustables.
Once the oil is hot, fry 3-4 Uncrustables at a time, browning each side for less than a minute. Use a spider strainer to flip the sandwiches. After frying, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels.
For the sugar coating, mix cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. While the sandwiches are warm, coat each one thoroughly in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
For a “jelly-filled donut” effect, use a small circle cookie cutter to remove the center of each Uncrustable. Press the cutter into the middle of the sandwiches to create a doughnut hole. This treat is reminiscent of homemade fair food, perfect for those who enjoy exploring food trucks at fairs.
Here are some refined tips:
• This recipe is versatile and can be used with any type of Air Fryer, whether it’s a Basket or Oven Model. Additionally, it’s suitable for various specialty Air Fryers like the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and the Mealthy Lid.
• You can use this recipe with Uncrustables that are either frozen or thawed. The cooking time will remain relatively consistent regardless of their state.
In addition to the traditional cinnamon and sugar mixture, another highly favored coating for these donuts is powdered sugar.
For a basic powdered sugar coating:
Start with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. First, brush the donuts with butter, then dip them into the powdered sugar to create delicious Air Fryer Uncrustable Powdered Sugar Donuts.
Is It Necessary to Include Cinnamon Sugar?
Absolutely not. In fact, my family often enjoys a simple PB&J sandwich cooked in the air fryer. It’s straightforward to prepare them this way! Also, there’s no need to fuss over cutting holes in the bread; it’s not crucial unless you prefer the filling to be enclosed between both slices of bread instead of just one.
Can Different Flavors be Used?
Definitely, you can experiment with any flavor in this recipe! My children are particularly fond of a luscious Nutella spread, while I tend to stick to the classic jelly.
- ½ gallon of canola, peanut, or vegetable oil
- 20 Uncrustables sandwiches, thawed (10 with grape filling, 10 with strawberry filling)
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- Pour the oil into a Dutch oven and place it over medium heat on the stovetop.
- Allow about five minutes for the oil to heat to 375-400°F, indicated by the oil shimmering and moving lightly.
- While the oil heats, unwrap the Uncrustables sandwiches.
- Once the oil reaches the desired temperature, fry 3-4 sandwiches at a time, browning each side for less than a minute. Use a spider strainer to carefully flip each sandwich.
- Transfer the fried sandwiches to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
- In a large bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar together.
- Coat each warm sandwich in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, ensuring all sides are evenly covered.