Paleo Apple Nut Butter Sandwiches Recipe
This is one of the easiest Paleo snacks you can make. Just spread your favorite nut butter on some apple slices and you’re good to go!
In particular, kids love this. It’s nutty, sweet, full of flavor, and nutritious. Just make sure you don’t eat too much, because it can be addictive.
Which Nut Butter Should You Use?
Not all nut butters are created equal.
- Avoid nut butters with added sugar. If you really want to sweeten your nut butter, just add in your own raw honey. That way you can control the amount you add in as well as the quality of the honey you add in.
- Avoid brands with non-Paleo oils (like sunflower oil or canola). Sometimes they add these to make the nut butter creamier, but these oils can be easily oxidized.
- Avoid peanut butter. Despite its name, peanuts are actually a legume and not a nut. Peanuts contain peanut agglutinin as well as aflatoxin, both of which can be problematic to your health.
- Go for macadamia nut butter if you can. While almond butter and sunflower seed butter are usually cheaper and easier to find in stores, macadamia nut butters are generally considered to have a better omega-3 to 6 ratio.
- Coconut butter (while not a true nut butter) is another great option. It has very stable fats and taste absolutely delicious.
Other Fruits You Can Use
Apples are an easy fruit to you as they’re so abundant year-round. However, there are several other fruits that go really well with nut butters:
- Pears (try them with some walnut butter)
- Blueberries (add a few blueberries to a spoonful of almond butter)
- White peaches
So if you get bored of using apples with your nut butters, give one of these other fruits a try.
- 1 apple, cut into thin slices
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) nut butter of choice
- Spread a thin layer of nut butter on an apple slice. Cover with another apple slice to form a sandwich. Repeat for all the slices. Enjoy immediately.