There is nothing quite like a classic pb&j with all the white bread, Jiff and Smuckers but these days almond butter is often the chosen spread both for its lovely flavor, health value and non-allergic quality. This outrageously delicious spin on an ab&j is something of its own. Gooey almond butter, tart and sweet apple, rich honey and cinnamon and sugar, all warmed together…my goodness its like eating a nutty churro in an apple orchard. The fragrance of the apples cooking fills the kitchen and is reason enough to make this sammie today. Don’t forget to share a bite (if you don’t just wolf it down instantly) and dunk the sucker in almond milk.
Grilled Apple Cinnamon Almond Butter Sandwich
- 2 slices good quality whole wheat bread (I try to always purchase local)
- 2 heaping tablespoons natural, smooth almond butter
- 1/4 medium apple, preferably a nice sweet variety such as Gala (I used Honeycrisp)
- Drizzles of honey
- Dashes of cinnamon and sugar
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
Heat a skillet over medium low. I love this brand. While the skillet heats, assemble the sandwich by spreading the almond butter on one slice of bread then slicing the apple and layering the slices evenly over the almond butter. Drizzle generously with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Top with the other slice of bread and spread half a tablespoon of coconut oil or butter on the top slice. Add the other half tablespoon of coconut oil into the warm pan and place the sandwich into the skillet, dry side down. Grill for about 3 minutes then flip, allowing the bread to become crusty and golden. I like to cover the pan for a couple of minutes to allow the apple to cook. Turn the burner to medium if the bread is not becoming goldenly.
Slice the finished delicious product in half and consume! Don’t be afraid to dip in extra honey.
P.S. If you have a Panini maker, this sandwich would work beautifully.