Lately I’ve been eating peanut butter every single day and in every possible way. I don’t know what it is but it just always sounds good. Sometimes I’m in the mood for chicken or maybe something sour, other days not so much.
But it seems like these days I’m always in the mood for peanut butter.
And by these days I mean the past several months. So maybe I should say these months I’m always in the mood for peanut butter.
It’s only been in recent years that I’ve really honed in on my peanut butter love. Growing up I could do without it.
Other than your traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I really never had much peanut butter. Now my next-door neighbor/best friend? She could put that peanut butter away. And I mean by the spoonful. Straight from the jar. Like I said, I only had it on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
This sandwich is like a fancy shmancy grown-up PB&J. I still love the traditional version, (with cheetos! childhood quirk) but a while back I started putting fresh fruit on my sandwiches instead of jam or jelly and I am absolutely hooked.
I actually can’t remember the last time I actually put jelly on my peanut butter sandwiches. I’ve tried loads of combinations of fresh fruit and jelly usually just doesn’t sound as good to me any more. I really have tried quite a few. Apples, strawberries, pears… This one though. Mango, white peach, and honey… It’s my all-time favorite.
At least til I find a new winning combo. But this one will be really, really hard to beat. The peaches and mangos give the whole sandwich sort of a summery, tropical twist which I am really loving at the moment as it’s now August (What??!) and summer sadly will be drawing to a close before we know it…
(But lets pretend for now that it isn’t. )
And then the bread gets a little crispy and the peanut butter becomes all melty gooey from the grilling…. Peanut butter sandwich heaven.
A little drizzle (or large drizzle) of honey is the perfect way to top it all off. Like wrapping it all in a pretty bow. If you’re not a honey person, leave it off. If i’m in a rush I’ll skip it and it’s still delicious. But if you are a honey person, or even if you just have no preference and can’t decide if it’s worth the effort, do the honey. It’s amazing.
I almost feel strange posting this because it’s so dang easy and it’s so simple. But it’s so good it needs to be shared. And we all eat lunch every day right? So we could all use a new way to dress up our go-to PB&Js. Try this next time you’re fixing yourself a sandwich. Its absolutely amazing. Even if it only takes two seconds and requires no skill. That just makes it even better!
A brand new take on an old classic! Grown up PB&J, grilled with fresh fruit and drizzled in honey!!
Recipe type: Main Dish/Lunch
8 slices whole wheat or multigrain bread
8 tablespoons peanut butter
one large peach (white or yellow), peeled and thinly sliced
one large mango, peeled and thinly sliced
4 tablespoons honey
Preheat grill (or George Foreman which works spectacularly). Spread about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on each slice of bread. Layer mango and peach slices on top of peanut butter on four slices of bread. Top fruit slices with remaining slices of bread, peanut butter side down. Grill 2-3 minutes. Drizzle with honey and serve warm. Enjoy!