This grilled almond butter mango sandwich is a rich, sweet and decadent crispy grilled panini that makes a delicious breakfast, lunch or snack!
There's a place in your life for this sandwich. I can't tell you where or what exactly that place is. That's for you to decide, but I'm pretty certain you've got room.
This wasn't supposed to be a post. This was something I threw together on a whim. For me it was an after workout snack. It might be the same for you, or maybe it's breakfast. It could even be lunch - I'll admit it's a little on the sweet and rich side for lunch, but if PB&J is acceptable lunch material, then so is this. The grilled almond butter and mango sandwich just might be the new PB&J.
This sandwich is the product of some degree of sandwich evolution. It didn't even start as a sandwich. Some time last summer I got hooked on peach toast. I ate peach toast for breakfast as late into the season as I could, until probably some time in October when I made off with the year's last few (and honestly, not so great) peaches. I was a little lost for about a week, before replacing peaches with mangoes. Mango toast then became my weekday breakfast for a while. Just recently I explained the concept of mango toast to my boyfriend, who seemed intrigued, so one day after returning from the gym, I decided to introduce him. But since it wasn't a weekday morning like it usually is when I make my mango toast, I decided to go a little more elaborate, and this happened.
His reaction told me that I had to blog it. In fact, he specifically instructed me to blog it, and on my highest traffic day so that everyone would know about it, no less. I don't know if today is my highest traffic day, but it's the day I picked. A little sandwich sweetness to get you over the Wednesday hump.
Grilled Almond Butter Mango Sandwich
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- ½ ripe mango thinly sliced
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- olive oil
Slather each bread slice with half of your almond butter.
Sprinkle each almond butter layer with half of your cinnamon.
Arrange mango slices over one of your almond buttered bread slices, then place the other over mango, almond butter side down.
Brush skillet with olive oil to coat and place over medium heat.
Place sandwich in skillet and cook until browned on bottom, about 3 minutes.
Flip and cook on the other side, until browned, about 3 minutes.
Leah M @ love me, feed me says
Whooooaaaa! I would have never thought to make this, but I'm kind of freaking out because I think I need it like right now. So perfect! I think it'd also be sooo tasty with tahini, tahini + mango = heavenly!
Alissa Saenz says
I never even thought about using tahini, but that sounds fantastic! Trying that next time! :)
Shannon D Jones says
Would this work with dates? Too sweet? Thanks
Alissa Saenz says
Dates in addition to the mango might make the sandwich very sweet! Maybe try replacing a bit of the mango with beets and see how that works out. :)