It’s that time of year again, the kids are headed back to school and parents are prepping backpacks and more importantly, lunch boxes all across the country. While kids today are packing some pretty creative lunches, one time tested classic stands out among the rest, the peanut butter and jelly! Here at Motion Technology Inc., we love taking familiar dishes and putting our own twist on them, so we thought now would be the perfect opportunity to put a new twist on this brown bag staple with the help of our VentaGrill!
The very first PB&J recipe made its first appearance in Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics. The recipe belonged to Julia Davis Chandler, and it is said that instead of the grape jelly we are used to today, Julia used a jelly made from crab-apples! The traditional sandwich has come a long way since its arrival in the early 1900’s. Today you can mix it up with a range of different spreads and breads to keep this sammie original in taste and appearance.
Whether it is honey butter and apricot jam, or chocolate hazelnut butter and raspberry preserves, the chances of a delicious combination are very high! Even fresh fruit like apple or strawberry slices can be added for another level of texture and flavor. We wanted to take one of those endless combinations and make it even more over the top, by toasting it up on our VentaGrill. Just imagine, it’s all the sweet and salty goodness of a PB&J, grilled to buttery perfection, oozing deliciousness with every bite! Now, It took some time to narrow it down to the perfect melody of ingredients, but we think we came up with a real winner. Check out our recipe below and see what other scrumptious combinations you can come up with!
Grilled ABB & J (Almond Butter, Banana & Jam)
2 Slices of Multigrain or Honey Wheat Bread
1-2 Tablespoons of Crunchy Almond Butter
1-2 Tablespoons of Strawberry Jam
Banana Slices (about half of a large banana)
1-2 Tablespoons of Butter
Spread your crunchy almond butter on one side of one slice of bread
Place banana slice on top of almond butter
Spread your strawberry jam on one side of the other slice of bread
Place the two slices of bread together so the strawberry jam and almond butter are touching, forming a complete sandwich
Spread your butter on the outside of your sandwich (like you would on a grilled cheese)
Place your ABB&J down on the VentaGrill
Grill until golden brown
Flip sandwich and repeat grilling.
Once both sides are perfectly browned remove your sandwich from the VentaGrill
Serve with a cold glass of milk and enjoy!
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