A healthy & grain free way to make sandwiches! These Apple Bun Sandwiches are perfect for stuffing and customizable to your own likings, making them paleo, vegan, or gluten free!
This sh*t is bananas…err apples!
Haha!! I have to give my friend Dana credit for that. I sent a snap of these the other day when I was shooting them and she snapped that back. I died. And was like I’m stealing that haha. That is what friends are for right??
If you haven’t been hiding under a rock then you might have seen the idea of sweet potato toast. It is all the rage right now. I have 100% participated. I already top sweet potatoes with everything I can thing of and they are one of my favorite foods, so why not make it look like toast so you can add more toppings. It’s the best of both worlds.
That is where the idea of these apple bun sandwiches came from. If you can make sweet potatoes into a bread like substitute, why not apples? With apples being in season right now, they are amazing and most importantly, huge! If you looks around the grocery store they are probably 2x their normal size since they are in their peak. Which makes them a perfect substitute for bread. All you need to do is cut them horizontally in about 1/2-1 inch thickness. They are sturdy enough to hold just about anything. And the bigger/wider the apple, the more you can stuff in it.
This recipe is really customizable. You can fill your apple buns with any of your favorite sandwich ingredients. Some ideas that I made are
- turkey, avocado/guacamole, and sliced cucumbers
- hummus, sliced cucumbers, carrot ribbons, red onion, and sliced jalapeño
- avocado chickpea mash, sliced cucumber, carrot ribbons, and red onion
The only piece of equipment you really need for this recipe is an apple corer. My mom got me that exact one a few years ago when I kept borrowing hers. It makes life so much easier when you have recipes that call for a lot of apples.
- 1-2 large apples, cored
- sliced turkey breast
- chickpeas with smashed avocado
- sliced cucumbers
- red onion
- carrot ribbons
- Cut apples horizontally into ½-1 inch slices.
- Assemble the sandwiches by placing one apple bun on the bottom, add fillings of choice, and then top with another apple bun.
- Get creative and use any combination of sandwich ingredients you like!
What other substitutes have you used for bread? Let me know so I can try them!