If your kids enjoy snacking on peanut butter and apples, they’re going to love this peanut butter apple sandwich.
It’s a healthy lunch you can assemble with simple ingredients in less than 5 minutes. Ready to make one?
Crunchy Peanut Butter Apple Sandwich
Every bite of this peanut butter apple sandwich has that sweet-salty combo we love with added crunch from the apple. It’s a delicious switch from the usual PB & J, and just as easy to make.
This is one of those 5-minute lunch ideas that adds variety to your kid’s diet and makes them excited to eat fresh, real food. Want to add more protein to the lunch? Pack it with a couple of hard-boiled eggs or rolled deli meat and you’re good to go.
What is in a Peanut Butter Crunch Sandwich
Grab these ingredients from the pantry and let’s make lunch!
- Bread: whole grain or your favorite sandwich bread.
- Peanut butter: creamy or crunchy- it’s up to you! *Check out one of my peanut butter alternatives if your child attends a peanut-free school.
- Apple: tart apples like Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Honey Crisp work great.
- Honey: just a drizzle!
- Snacks! this lunch is packed with the remaining sliced apple, berries, and sugar snap peas.
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How to Pack Peanut Butter Apple Sandwich for Lunch
Time to pack this peanut butter sandwich for lunch and keep it fresh for hours, here’s what to do:
Wash the berries and apple and thinly slice the apple.
- Assemble the sandwich
Place the bread onto a flat surface and spread the peanut butter onto both slices. Top with sliced apple, a drizzle of honey, and the remaining slice of bread.
- Prepare for shipment
Pack the sandwich into a lunch container with compartments making sure to keep it separate from the fruit and veggies. Top with the lid and tuck the lunch away in a lunch bag.
Watch how to assemble this recipe fast in the video below:
Easy Peanut Butter Apple Sandwich
- 1 ½ teaspoon honey
- 2 slices of whole-grain bread
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- ¼ Honey-Crisp or Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
- Remaining apple, sliced
- Fresh mixed berries
- Sugar snap peas
- Wash the berries and slice the apple into thin slices.
- Spread the peanut butter onto both slices of bread. Top one half with the apple, drizzle with honey and assemble the sandwich.
- Pack the sandwich into a lunch container, keeping it separate from the berries and sugar snap peas.