Peanut Butter and Jelly Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Peanut Butter and Jelly Puff Pastry Pinwheels #recipe by | A fun breakfast or after school treat that's on the table in no time!

So, I have this friend. Maybe you’ve heard of her.

She likes peanut butter. She takes gorgeous photos. She is a recipe genius. Her food will make you drool.

Ah, yep. You guessed it. It’s Averie from Averie Cooks.

She recently released her first cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort, and was kind enough to send me a copy to review. Um, you guys? Even my kids are in love with flipping through this book. The photos are just beautiful, but it’s the recipes that really get our attention. They are full of our favorite food: peanut butter!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Puff Pastry Pinwheels #recipe by | A fun breakfast or after school treat that's on the table in no time!

This book is chock full of breakfast recipes, cookies, brownies, cakes, and frozen desserts. Her information section at the front of the book is packed beyond belief with all kinds of helpful hints and tips for baking! Basically, Averie rocked this book.

I thought I’d share a recipe I made from her book with all of you! These Peanut Butter and Jelly Puff Pastry Pinwheels were a perfect start to our day! The kids love peanut butter toast, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and cinnamon rolls, so I figured these had to be a hit. Uh, yeah. You could say that. I was allowed one bite and then my daughter snatched it out of my hand and finished off my pinwheel after devouring 3 of her own. My son ate 4. I cried because my kids are pigs and I really wanted to eat all the pinwheels for myself.

These were quick and easy to make, too. With less than 10 minutes of hands on time, 20 minutes of baking, and 10 minutes of cooling, these can be on the table in a hurry! Want to turn them into more of a dessert? Swap the jelly for Nutella. You’re welcome.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Puff Pastry Pinwheels #recipe by | A fun breakfast or after school treat that's on the table in no time!

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Peanut Butter Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Yield: 8 pinwheels


1 large sheet puff pastry, thawed but cool
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup strawberry jam or jelly
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar, optional for glaze (I didn't do the glaze)
1 tablespoon cream or milk, optional for glaze
flour, for flouring your work surface


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a 12 count muffin pan very well with non-stick spray. You'll only need 8 cavities. Set aside.
Lightly sprinkle your work surface with flour and lay your puff pastry. Lightly press together the seams, if needed, to form a solid sheet of pastry. Spread the peanut butter evenly over the pastry, allowing for /2 inch margins from the edges. Dollop and spread jam evenly over the peanut butter.
Roll up the pastry into a log shape and slice into 8 pieces, about 1 inch thick.
Carefully transfer the pieces to the muffin pan, placing one piece per cavity.
Crack an egg into a small bowl, beat with a fork, and liberally egg wash each of the pinwheels. You'll use about half of the egg.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle it over the top of each pinwheel evenly.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until pinwheels have just begun to puff and brown. Keep a watchful eye on them as they can quickly go from underdone to burnt.
Allow pinwheels to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing them. Run a knife around the edges to dislodge them if they're stuck to the pan. Serve immediately.
To make the optional glaze, combine the confectioner's sugar and cream or milk in a small bowl, whisking until smooth, and drizzle over the pinwheels.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days, though they are best enjoyed the day they are baked.

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15 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Puff Pastry Pinwheels”

  1. Tieghan July 12, 2013 @ 7:58 am (#

    YUM! These look so so so good! Averie’s book is killing it!


  2. Belinda @themoonblushbaker July 12, 2013 @ 8:34 am (#

    oh!! easy Pb and jelly pastries? Yes please, pass some over here!


  3. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen July 12, 2013 @ 8:38 am (#

    Ohmygoodness. I’m dying over all of the recipes being shared right now because I can’t buy the book right now. :( These look amazing!


  4. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 12, 2013 @ 9:21 am (#

    oh yes my friend! We will meet one day!!


  5. Chris July 12, 2013 @ 10:36 am (#

    Oh look! It’s my new crack! THANKS! *faceplants*


  6. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking July 12, 2013 @ 1:12 pm (#

    Have mercy. I would demolish these cute little pinwheel treats! They bring a whole new meaning to my favorite sandwich! Hehee. Have a great weekend, Karly!


  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 12, 2013 @ 1:51 pm (#

    Definitely getting that book…these look AWESOME!


  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks July 12, 2013 @ 3:38 pm (#

    Thanks for the kind words about my book, Karly, and for trying this recipe! I am so glad your son liked them, gobbling 4 at once :) And your daughter, too. And that you guys are a PB lovin’ household! I’m glad this recipe was a hit and that it’s a quick one to make and get on the table fast – for those little mouths to devour. :)


  9. Judie July 12, 2013 @ 4:46 pm (#

    these looks delicious and it seems so easy. Twist my arm, I must get this cookie book.


    • Karly replied: — July 13th, 2013 @ 11:50 am

      You must, you must!


  10. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 12, 2013 @ 7:12 pm (#

    Um, these are awesome. I love Averie’s book!! These are fab, and I can totally see them with Nutella too…


    • Karly replied: — July 13th, 2013 @ 11:50 am

      Her book is totally awesome, right? :)


  11. cquek July 13, 2013 @ 5:53 am (#

    Mmmm….gorgeous, just gorgeous! These are right up my alley. I’m pinning this pronto!


    • Karly replied: — July 13th, 2013 @ 11:49 am

      Thank you! :)


  12. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner July 13, 2013 @ 3:40 pm (#

    These look amazing! Averie has awesome creations so I know these would be a hit in my house. :)


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