Almond Butter & Apple Panini with Cinnamon Creamed Honey

Ugh, It's Monday. Ick.

That's okay though, because as I promised I've got something very special for you that involves both cinnamon and honey. This is magical enough to make you forget it's even Monday people.

Drippy Honey SandwichYou see I discovered this great little place called Simply Tea & Chocolate in downtown Barrie not too long ago. They have a nice big selection of loose leaf teas, locally hand crafted chocolates, comfy couches, and a cozy atmosphere over looking the lake. They also know how to make some really good food that's fresh and health minded. This is where I found the most wonderful sandwich.

Thin slices of apple, almond butter, and honey on whole grain bread all warmed up in a grill press. Who would have ever thought to make a sandwich out of apples? You have to admit its a pretty strange idea at first. It's also very delicious.

Raisin Bread Toast and Almond ButterSo naturally I needed to make my own version because this was just too good. Trust me sandwiches don't get much more exciting than this. Especially if you love all things nut butter.

So instead of just plain bread I used a really good cinnamon raisin bread from the local bakery. Then I took creamed honey (this stuff is from Dickey Bees, Unpasteurized and also local) and mixed it all up with some cinnamon.

Dickey Bees Creamed HoneySpread that almond butter on nice and thick, it's good for you! (as long as your not allergic of course)

Nut Butter on Toast

Breakfast SandwichSlice your apples nice and thin so they cook and caramelize a little while in the panini press.

Sliced Apples and raisinsNow for the fun part. Squish!
Grilled Apple sandwichOh George Foreman Grill, what would I do without you? You have so many wonderful purposes!

Eewy Gooey toasty goodness! If you love almond butter or any kind of nut butter for that matter, you really need to try this.

Almond Butter & Apple Panini with Cinnamon Creamed Honey (yields 1 sandwich)

(Inspired by Simply Tea & Chocolate's A-Team Panini)

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • 1 tbsp unpasteurized creamed honey (if its local its tastes better and is better for you)
  • about 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raw almond butter (I used MaraNath's Organic & Creamy No-Salt added)
  • 1/3 of an apple sliced very thinly, skin left on

Method:

  1. Stir together the honey and cinnamon until nice and creamy, and well mixed.
  2. Spread almond butter on one slice of raisin bread.
  3. Spread creamed cinnamon honey on the other slice of raisin bread.
  4. Add thinly sliced apples to the slice of bread with honey on it and top with the almond butter slice.
  5. Place the assembled sandwich in a preheated panini press, or like I'm using, a George Foreman gill, and lower the lid.
  6. Grill on the first side for about 4 minutes but make sure you watch it so it doesn't burn (temperatures can vary from one grill to another).
  7. Flip the sandwich over and grill on the other side for another 3 minutes or until nice and toasty. The honey and almond butter will be drippy.
  8. Transfer to a plate, slice on an angle and enjoy!

My basil plant want's to eat my sandwich!Cinnamon Apple Almond Butter Panini with Creamed HoneyThis will be one that you make over and over again.