My honey-nut and apple obsession continues!
This was an idea I thought of while eating my Honey-Nut and Apple Sandwich. I was eating the sandwich, and thought, “Hmm… what if I used apple instead of bread?” Then I added some muesli, yogurt and more nut butter – so here we are: my applewich.
(Just in case it’s not obvious: applewich = apple + sandwich!)
Of course, the applewich raises one essential question: a red apple or green apple? Personally, I’m someone who’s completely devoted to red apples. Green apples work well in carrot cake, but otherwise red apples have the competition won hands down.
Are you a red or green apple person? No judgement from me, I promise!
If you’ll indulge me for a moment, I’d like to stop talking about food and mention something else very close to my heart: procrastination. Procrastination is a pastime that I love and are very successful at. Here are a few online quizzes I have enjoyed doing recently, instead of anything mildly important or useful:
Would you like to know my results? I hope you said “yes” because I’m about to tell you.
What Type of Cookie Are You? You are an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. On the surface, you’re a little plain – but you have many subtle dimensions to your personality. Sometimes you’re down to earth and crunchy. Other times, you’re sweet and a little gooey.
Fun Fact About Me: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are my absolute favorite! I know I a lot of people only accidently eating them (thinking they’re chocolate chip cookies), but I love them so much.
What Food Matches Your Personality? You’re sushi. Being raw fish never felt so good. You’re smart, sophisticated and fancy. But slap anyone who tries to dip you in soy sauce.
Which Sandwich Are You? You got: Soggy Veggie Wrap. Your life is a weird tortilla filled with unripe tomato chunks and really terrible hummus that keeps falling apart, even with the little sparkly toothpick in it. Sorry.
Uh, should I be offended?
The muesli part of this recipe can be made the day before and stored in the fridge. Alternatively, of course, you could always use store-bought muesli or granola (again, no judgment, promise!). As for the nut butter, any kind of nut butter should work. My favorite’s good ol’ peanut butter.
And finally I have to address the elephant-in-the-room issue. Someone has to be looking at these photos and thinking, “Dude, how do you eat that?” (or some variation of that comment). Admittedly, I ate this layer by layer. However, if you have an impressively-sized mouth, by all means, try to take a bite!
Have you made an applewich before? If so, what did you use as the filling? And how did you eat it?
- For the muesli
- 2 tablespoons rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts or peanuts
- ½ tablespoon raisins, chopped if large
- 1 teaspoon honey (or more)
To assemble the applewich
- 1 apple
- 2 tablespoons nut butter
- 2 tablespoons yogurt
- In a small bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, almond, walnuts and raisins. Add the honey and stir until well combined.
- In another bowl or dish, mix together the nut butter and yogurt.
- Slice the apple into four thick slices and then remove the core from each slice, using either an apple corer or knife. Spread the yogurt mixture on the bottom three the slices, and distribute the muesli between them (depending on the size of your apple, you may have leftover muesli).
- Stack the apple slices to form the sandwich. Enjoy!