Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

When I eat a sandwich, I want it to be both filling and delicious. This hearty sandwich is packed with sauteed and very lightly sweetened cinnamon apples and peanut butter. Warm, gooey, and a little messy, this will please both kids and adults! I used Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator here it can also be made with Peanut Butter & Co. Mighty Maple, The Bee’s Knees, or Old Fashioned Crunchy.

  • Yield:2 sandwiches
  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:8 minutes
  • Total Time:18 minutes


2 small or 1 large apple 

2 tbsp. butter, divided 

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 

2 tsp. brown sugar 

1/4 cup water 

1/2 tsp. vanilla 

4 slices whole wheat bread 

4-6 tbsp. Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator 


  1. Wash, core, and cut the unpeeled apple into 1/8” slices. 

  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and water to a large saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Add the sliced apples and make sure to coat them in the liquid mixture. 

  3. Cover the pan and simmer the apples for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The apples should be slightly soft but still crisp. 

  4. Add the vanilla to the pan and mix the apples to make sure that the vanilla gets incorporated. 

  5. Remove the apples to a plate and leave behind any liquid in the pan. 

  6. Melt another tablespoon of butter in the pan. Spread 1–1 1/2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator on one side of each piece of bread. 

  7. Divide the sauteed apples in half and place each half on one piece of bread. 

  8. Place the remaining two pieces of bread, peanut butter side down, on top of the apples. Cook the sandwiches over medium heat until brown, about 2–4 minutes.

  9. Carefully flip the sandwiches over and cook the second side for another 2-4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and serve immediately. 

Tags: Apples dinner-and-entrees Lunch Peanut butter Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Smooth Operator snacks Uncategorized Vegetarian