Who doesn’t love an ooey-gooey toasted sandwich? We’ve packed this one with almond butter and a few other surprises to make this wicked healthy sandy that’s perfect for breakfast or lunch … although we won’t judge if you also want to make this for dinner!
Some childhood habits never die and we’re not ashamed of still enjoying some of the foods we liked as kids, like mini jars of whipped banana, fresh apple sauce and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In Oregon, Colorado and Washington we heard there was a spike in certain PB&J food sales after they legalized a certain crop, of a certain type of plant for recreational use. Coincidence?
By adding some TLC and some adult like techniques to the standard after school snack makes this a new go to even your kids will love.
Nut butter and berry-based preserves always go together, right? And berries and mint? Another perfect combo. So we’ve slapped them all together here, layering them between two slices of buttery grilled bread. This wicked quick combo is a favorite in our home and we think it will be in yours too once you give it a try!
TIME | 15 minutes
YIELDS | 2 sandwiches
vegan butter, room temp
1/4 C almond butter
4 pieces of whole grain bread
1/2 C fresh berries of your choice
A few mint leaves, torn to shreds
2 T maple syrup or coconut nectar
1. Spread a small amount of butter on one side of each slice of bread, make sure it is room temp and spreadable.
2. Smear almond butter over the unbuttered side of two of the pieces of bread. Top with a generous amount of fresh berries in any artistic way you like, add a few mint leaves, don’t be shy about piling them on. Drizzle maple syrup on top of the berries and place other slice of bread, buttered side up, on top.
4. On medium heat, heat up a cast iron or grill pan. Place the sandwich into the pan and press down lightly with a spatula. After a minute, flip and repeat on the other side, repeat as needed until golden brown. Much like roasting marshmallows over an open fire, heat until your desired griddled color is achieved.
5. Remove from heat, slice into fourths, garnish with fresh mint and serve warm.
Try this with all sorts of combos, different seasonal berries, fresh sliced strawberries etc. Works great when your trying to cut down on processed sugar intake and sugary jams.