Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins
From Family Fun Magazine. This is one of my kid's favorite sandwiches. I use whole wheat bread. I don't find it necessary to oil the nonstick griddle I grill these on, but you may need to do this depending on your pan, so have left that step in. I don't think the nutritional facts can be right on this recipe...it boggles my mind....:) Nutrional values from my offline recipe software are: Per Serving: 628 Cal (48% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 43% from Carb); 15 g Protein; 35 g Tot Fat; 12 g Sat Fat; 14 g Mono Fat; 70 g Carb; 5 g Fiber; 33 g Sugar; 86 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 564 mg Sodium; 31 mg Cholesterol --- I use either Smart Balance Light with Flax Oil or I Can't Beleive It's Not Butter Spray, but this is calculated with the butter called for.
- 2 slices dense bread
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 1⁄4 large apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 -1 1⁄2 tablespoon jelly (use your favorite, raspberry or strawberry taste especially good) or 1 -1 1⁄2 tablespoon jam (use your favorite, raspberry or strawberry taste especially good)
- cooking oil, for the pan (if needed)
- 1 tablespoon softened butter
- Have your child spread half of the peanut butter on 1 slice of bread. Next, he should spread the jelly or jam over the peanut butter and press the apple slices into the jam.
- Spread the other slice of bread with more peanut butter and then gently press it, spread side down, onto the slice covered with apples.
- Use a piece of paper towel to rub an unheated heavy skillet with a little cooking oil. Place the skillet over moderate heat.
- While the pan heats, spread half of the softened butter on each of the outer surfaces of the sandwich. Carefully place the sandwich in the pan and grill it on each side for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, until golden brown.
- Using a spatula, transfer the sandwich to a cutting board and cut it in half before serving.
It's not worthy of five stars for me or my kids (picky eaters), but it was filling. It was good, just not that good. I think I will try it again sometime....maybe with some bananas and honey or something.
Used a multi-grain bread for this, along with my usual chunky peanut butter & strawberry preserves (& the rest of the ingredients, too!) & was a happy camper during the mid-day! Great way to do it up! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #16]
This is such a good combination that even making it very low fat/low calorie can't hurt it! I used super-thin light whole wheat bread, lowfat peanut butter and sugar free preserves and it was still a delightful breakfast. Thanks for sharing!