Peanut Butter Sandwiches are still very popular with kids, despite peanut allergies for many. I was craving a raw version, so here is a raw Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich that is just as delicious. Almonds are one of the best tonic foods to increase immunity and rejuvenate the body after illness.
Assemble the open sandwich, start with:
raw flat buckwheat bread (recipe below)
top with the Almond Butter Spread, mix together equal amounts of:
raw almond butter
raw local honey
and top with:
slices of bananas
Flat Buckwheat Bread
Buckwheat is gluten-free and contains all 8 essential amino acids. It is light and yet makes a great alternative to wheat, oats, rye or barley. Although this started as a granola recipe, I discovered it is better as a good basic sweet bread best with a topping.
1/2 cup flax seed with 1/2 cup water in one bowl
1 cup buckwheat with a lot of water, drain and rinse the next day
In a food processor, chop together:
1 cup almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup dried fruit, your choice of dates, figs, raisins or other you have on hand
Add all ingredients above into the food processor with the addition of:
pinch sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tbspn cinnamon
1 tbspn raw local honey
additional water if needed
Pulse until well combined. Spread batter onto 2 or 3 Teflex sheets around 1/2 inch thick on mesh screens and place in a dehydrator. Dehydrate at 150F for the first 2 – 3 hours. Take off Teflex sheets, turn the bread over onto mesh screens and continue to dehydrate for another few hours at 110F until bread is firm but still soft and very pliable. Store in the refrigerator in airtight containers.