Friday Recipe: Apple Sandwiches!

March 01, 2013

By Lindsay Eanet

We all know the cliche about something being “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” But it turns out the greatest thing since sliced bread is the influx of delicious and healthy sandwich recipes we’ve been finding that don’t involve sliced bread. Cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce wraps — the only limit is your imagination.

We are particularly in love with these apple sandwiches we saw at The Kitchn, a take on apples and peanut butter after-school snacks. These are much more portable, great for gluten-free/dairy-free households and very kid-friendly. The honey adds a little sweetness, the oats texture. But you could add granola, little bits of dark chocolate, other dried fruits or spreads, substitute with agave for a vegan-friendly version, or whatever your heart desires. Get creative and go beyond the bread!

Apple Sandwiches
Makes 3 sandwiches

You’ll Need:
 

  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 medium apple


How to Make It:

Combine the oats and cinnamon in a dry skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring occasionally, until the oats are golden. Cool before using.

Mix together the peanut butter and honey.

Core and slice the apple into 6 rounds. (If you don't have an apple corer, you can slice the apple first and then cut out the centers with a small cookie cutter or knife.)

Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on 3 of the apple slices and sprinkle with raisins and oats. Top with the remaining apple slices to form sandwiches.

Notes:

  • If you are not eating the apple right away, you can brush it with lemon juice to prevent browning. A solution of 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice does the trick without tasting too lemony.

For strict gluten-free diets, be sure to use gluten-free oats.