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Crunchy Apple Sandwiches

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This is a favorite recipe from our Doctor Yum's Preschool Food Adventure curriculum. This makes an easy after school snack and a healthy snack to share for a classroom party. If you are concerned about nut allergies, look for sunflower seed butter (which does not have tree nuts or peanuts, but make sure the label says the product is not made in a facility with nuts). Kids will enjoy spreading the nut butter or sunflower butter and smashing and sprinkling the whole grain cereal on their sandwich. Buy a variety of apples in different colors to encourage tasting new foods. Choose a whole grain cereal with no added sugar, since the apples themselves are so sweet.

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
3 apples
apples
3
2 cups whole grain cereal (can also use brown rice or other gluten-free cereal)
whole grain cereal
2
cups
can also use brown rice or other gluten-free cereal
1 cup peanut butter (Can substitute with other nut butter or sunflower butter)
peanut butter
1
cup
Can substitute with other nut butter or sunflower butter

Method

Prepare apple slices for the sandwiches. If you have a corer, use that to first remove the core and then cut apples into ¼ to ½ inch slices.Keep skin on for maximum taste and fiber!

To make the sandwiches, first place several scoops of cereal in each zip top bag. Crush the cereal with a wooden spoon (careful not to crush too fine). Take one apple slice and help students use their dog knives to spread about 1 tablespoon of sunflower butter (this will be hard to measure out so just eyeball). Top with one tablespoon of cereal (use tablespoon to measure). Add another apple slice on top to make a sandwich. Take time to notice crunching sounds when kids crush cereal and even as they eat their crunch sandwich!

Prep time
10 min
Cook time
0
Yields/Serves:
6

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “This is super crunchy and yummy!” —Ethan, age 5
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super yummy and I want to make this at home!” —Olivia, age 4
😫😟😐😀😍 “Can I make another one for my sister, she would love it!” —Rehka, age 4
😫😟😐😀😍 “I love apple sandwiches!” —Jacob, age 6