Grilled Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Pomegranate Sandwich

Grilled Pomegranate, Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Sandwich | minimalistbaker.com

If you could just give me a moment…alone with this sandwich, I’d appreciate it. Hubba hubba.

Crusty Wheat Bread

I am a loyal fan of grilled sandwiches, especially of the cheese variety. But as I’ve shared before, I have to watch my dairy intake. You can’t keep a girl from her bread though, so to the drawing board I went. That’s about the time this beauty came to mind. Friends, I give you the grilled almond butter, dark chocolate and pomegranate sandwich. Your taste buds will thank me.

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter SandwichHow to Eat a Pomegranate

The method for making this sandwich is as simple as it gets. Simply  butter two slices of crusty bread, slather some almond butter inside and stack it high with quality dark chocolate and plenty of pomegranate arils. The result is an incredibly flavorful, satisfying sandwich that’s healthy enough to justify for lunch, yet decadent enough to call dessert.

Grilled Almond Butter Chocolate Pomegranate Sandwich | minimalistbaker.com #vegan

This is kind of my dream sandwich. Technically I suppose banana would replace the pomegranate but I am capable of branching out sometimes. Besides, pomegranates are a tasty and healthy way to branch out and they go perfectly with almond butter and dark chocolate.

Grilled Pomegranate Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Sandwich | minimalistbaker.com recipes

I’m in love with this recipe! Almond butter and dark chocolate create a creamy, melty decadent filling while pomegranate arils burst with sweet, slightly tart flavor in every bite. And that perfectly-buttered, crispy crust? Don’t even get me started. Make this sandwich!

Grilled Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Sandwich | minimalistbaker.com

Grilled Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Pomegranate Sandwich
 
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A grilled sandwich on crusty wheat bread stuffed with almond butter, quality dark chocolate and pomegranate arils.
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Recipe type: Sandwich, Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 slices whole grain crusty bread
  • 2 Tbsp dairy-free butter (Earth Balance) or olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp roasted salted almond butter
  • 4 squares dark chocolate (dairy-free for vegan; don’t exceed 70% cacao)
  • 2-3 Tbsp pomegranate perils*
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Butter the outsides of four slices of bread, then slather the inside of two slices with almond butter.
  3. Next add two large squares of chocolate on top of the almond butter and top with pomegranate arils. Top with the other slice of bread, buttered side up and place the sandwich in the skillet.
  4. Push down with a heavy spatula to compress. Gently flip when the bottom is browned and crusty – about 2-3 minutes. (be careful not to burn)
  5. Cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Serve immediately.
Notes
*Watch this [url href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s1LiSYqLl8" target="_blank"]video[/url] for instructions on how to open a pomegranate.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 556 Fat: 35g Saturated fat: 11g Carbohydrates: 50g Sugar: 21g Sodium: 440mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 13.5g

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Comments

  1. Sarah says

    I seriously can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to try this. Dark chocolate beats Nutella on every count, in my book!

  2. Donna says

    Why is this making me fantasize about “French Toasting” the incredibleness at this very moment?!…The dark chocolate with the pomegranate arils are so visually popping!!!

  3. Abbie Emmons says

    Oh my gosh. You guys. Have just. Ruined. My. Life.
    This sandwich is stunning beyond anything I think I have ever seen before.
    PINNED.

  4. says

    Hoooooooly. This is making my taste buds tingle, and I just had lunch! There’s something so satisfying about the crunch of the bread giving way to warm gooey filling–especially when it involves chocolate! I recently found out that I’m allergic to dairy, and I’ve been missing grilled cheese like CRAAAZY. I’m thinking this will be an even better treat. :) So long cheese, not missing you anymore!

    Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to make it!
    Molly

  5. says

    I used to love nutella on pretty much anything pre-vegan days, but never thought to make a toasted/grilled type of sandwich out of it. This sandwich is just perfect- everything about it. I can’t wait until the next time Whole Foods has organic pomegranate so I can give it a shot. Meanwhile, maybe I will use up some of the frozen strawberries I have ;)

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