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GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER & APPLE SANDWICH

Grilled Peanut Butter & Apple Sandwich with cinnamon and touch of pure maple syrup is a warm and gooey sandwich rich in protein and fiber for a healthy lunch or snack loved by adults and kids alike!

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I do love a good sandwich every now and then. And one with sweet crisp apple, warmed nut butter, hints of cinnamon and maple are right up my alley!

This grilled peanut butter & apple sandwich includes plenty of protein, fiber and other good nutritional values to keep you running and happy.

I set out to put this easy sandwich into the recipe collection as a nice twist on the classic PB & J. It could also go as a PB & B if you have some bananas on hand. How great would that be? Very, I think!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

In this delicious sandwich recipe, bread is layered with peanut butter, apple, dash of cinnamon and maple syrup, then grilled until warm for a quick and easy healthy snack or lunch.

Here is everything you will need:

  • apples – Use red or green apples. We used fuji apples, as they are our favorites. Tart green apples would be great here too!
  • peanut butter – Vary up the nut butters. I love my almond butter and my daughter loves her peanut butter. Use your favorite, creamy or chunky.
  • cinnamon
  • pure maple syrup
  • bread – Try different breads – like a fruit, nut and seed loaf or go for a simpler whole grain bread.
  • coconut oil – avocado oil would be great too

Tips + Suggestions

  • I encourage you to use your favorite of everything here, this is more of a template than a recipe.
  • You may also consider adding some Coconut Bacon to the middle of this sandwich. Happy creating and eating. Cheers!

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How To Make Grilled Peanut Butter & Apple Sandwich

  • Start by spreading the nut butter on all slices, top one slice with apple slices, a dash or two of cinnamon and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

top down view of two sandwiches on a griddle.

  • Next, cover with top the other slice of bread, brush top of bread with a little coconut oil and grill until toasty & golden on each side.

top down view of the best grilled peanut butter apple sandwiches.

  • Slice in half and enjoy the simples!

And there you have it, a delicious grilled peanut butter and apple sandwich!

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If you try this easy sandwich recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER & APPLE SANDWICH

Grilled Peanut Butter & Apple Sandwich features crisp apple, warm gooey nut butter, hints of cinnamon and maple for a welcome change from the old PB & J standby.

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: griddle
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 apples of choice
  • 1/4 cup almond butter or nut butter of choice, divided
  • cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, divided
  • 4 slices bread of choice
  • coconut oil

Instructions

Prep apples: Wash your apples and slice in half. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the core. Remove any area from the stem and calyx (bottom indentation) of the apple. Place sliced apple half in standing position and cut into 1/4 inch slices. You should get 3 or 4 slices per half, depending on the size of your apple.

Assemble sandwich: Add 1 tablespoon of nut butter to both slices of your sandwich and layer one slice with apples. To the apples, add a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup over top. Place top half on sandwich.

Grill: Grease your griddle/skillet with coconut oil and heat over medium. You can also add a very light coating of coconut oil to the top of your bread slice using a silicon brush, or whatever method you prefer. Place sandwich, oil side down, and cook for about 2 – 4 minutes. Brush top half lightly with coconut oil, flip and cook another 2 – 4 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with any remaining fresh apple slices on the side.

Serves 2

Enjoy the simples!

Notes

This would be great with a little Coconut Bacon in the middle.

Make gluten free by using your favorite gluten free bread.

This sandwich can be breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Updated: Grilled Peanut Butter & Apple Sandwich was originally published in May 2014. It has been retested and updated with new photos in July 2020.

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13 Comments

  1. Just made this for my 13 year old daughter who is home with a cold on this beautiful fall day. It was great therapy for her. We got a big smile. She loved it! Thanks for the fresh ideas!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I'm in the process of "veganising" my KS2 children and have been delighted at how they've run with your ideas. Maybe I just didn't give them enough credit to understand healthy food. More fool me!

  3. Aleksandra Skarsten says:

    This looks incredible! Question: can you make these in the oven?

    1. Thank you! I think you can try to heat them under the broiler at medium heat. The bread will get a little toasted and the rest will get nice and warm. Only cook for a few minutes and flip. Hope it works well for you! Let me know it you try it. Cheers

  4. Hannah Miles says:

    Oh my gosh. I LOVE apple almond butter sandwiches!!! They have been a go-to meal for me since I became a vegetarian 18 months ago. I use homemade almond butter (with cinnamon added), honeycrisp apples, and toasted Ezekiel bread. I might have to try the grilling method now :)

  5. Meredith @ Unexpectedly Magnificent says:

    I love eating apples and peanut butter as a snack. I never would have thought to make it as a sandwich! This looks delicious!

    1. Thank you! I have been eating toast with almond butter with sliced apples with cinnamon on top every morning for a few years and have just gotten the thought to make it a grilled sandwich. So glad I finally did, it's delicious! Hope you give it a try soon. Cheers :)

  6. Lesley Kim says:

    i have to try making this!! yummm!

  7. The Vegan Cookie Fairy says:

    I want to go buy a panini/toastie maker straight away. My but this looks irresistible!

    1. A skillet would work just fine. I use an iron griddle that fits over the stove top, both front and back burner. It's flat on one side for pancakes and such, and ribbed on the other side to create the grilled marks. It only cost my about $20. I use it quite often and love it. :)

  8. The Yogi Vegetarian says:

    That looks wonderful! Guess what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow?? Please feel free to link it to our British Sandwich Week event over at The Yogi Veg :)

    1. Thank you so much! Enjoy, this would make a great breakfast…I even added that into the notes!
      Cheers :)

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