Raw Almond Butter and Banana Open Sandwiches

7 Apr

Raw Almond Butter Honey Spread and Banana over Raw Buckwheat Bread

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.

Soak overnight:

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.

3 Responses to “Raw Almond Butter and Banana Open Sandwiches”

  1. courtneylee7 April 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Wow, this looks so delicious! I am such a huge fan of banana+peanut butter or almond butter. Do you ever find it difficult to find time to prep food items such as this bread?

    • Mama In The Kitchen April 15, 2011 at 9:03 am #

      Hi Courtney, I find making raw bread is actually easier than making/baking traditional bread. Soaking, just requires addition of water and leaving it overnight. Then mixing just requires placing everything in the food processor. Then I just place on sheets to dehydrate. The only thing one really needs to be patient about is waiting for the bread to dry. But once you have them, they last for a few weeks. 😉


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