Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1/2 of a medium sized apple (any type of apple will do, I used Macintosh)
1 Tsp of Cinnamon
1 Tsp of Nutmeg
1 Tbsp of sugar free Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp of water
2 Tsp of Cornstarch
2 Sprays of Canola Fat Free Cooking Spray
1 100 calorie wheat sandwich thin (or any type of roll/bread of your choosing)
1 1/2 tbsp of Cashew Butter (can substitute with a different type of nut butter)
First begin by gathering together all ingredients needed for the recipe.
Next wash apple and slice it.
You will only need about half of the apple so set 4 wedges aside (sprinkle a little lemon juice over apple if it begins to brown). Using a peeler or sharp knife peel skin and chop up apples.
Put a saute pan on medium heat and spray pan. Add in apples and saute for a minute or until they begin to soften ( make sure to lower heat if you see apples begin to brown) If you ever made apple pie you might notice that this is very similar to how you might prepare the apple filling however, I prefer to spray the pan rather than use butter, but feel free to add butter to make a thicker apple filling.
Once you see that apples have softened mix together cold water and cornstarch thoroughly and add to the saute pan.
Youâ€™ll notice that the cornstarch and water mixed with the apples begins to form a thick syrupy like liquid
Add in cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup.
Make sure apples are well coated and saute for another 30 seconds to a minute
At this point you probably have an amazing cinnamon spiced aroma in your kitchen, if your like me you might even be ready to dig a fork into the sauteed apples and forget the rest of the recipe, but resist the urge, I assure you in the end youâ€™ll be happy you did! Instead set apples aside in a bowl and prepare the rest of the sandwich.
Using a knife evenly spread cashew butter on bread. (this may be trick especially if your using natural cashew butter, but remember once sandwich is grilled the heat will allow the butter to melt, so donâ€™t worry if you donâ€™t cover all the sandwich with the nut butter).
Now you can use any type of nut butter when making this recipe, Until recently I always used peanut butter, Which is also quite delicious. However, my new favorite type of nut butter is cashew butter, I go to Whole Foods and grind up the cashews. The raw nut butter is very flavorful and doesnâ€™t have a dull taste like many other raw nut butters. If you havenâ€™t tried cashew butter before I strongly urge you to try it!
Grind your own nut butter at Whole Foods
Spoon apple mixture over buttered bread
Place in George Foreman Grill and let the nut butter melt and sandwich get warm and toasty.
f you donâ€™t have a George Foreman Grill, No worries get creative, use an iron. (this is how I toasted several sandwiches freshman year in college) Simply let iron get warm. Place a piece of foil over sandwich and place iron on top. Trust me it works, you notice your bread crisp up and the inside of the sandwich gets warm and melted, Delicious!
Youâ€™ll notice once your done grilling it that the nut butter get warm and begins to melt, this mixed with the warm and gooey apple mixture makes for one scrumptious breakfast sandwich.
Serve with remaining apple slices, and be sure to grab some napkins, this can get messy!
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