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"Peanut Butter and Honey" is sooo over

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It’s all about peanut butter and maple now.


I’m so so happy that you all liked the “Liquid Oatmeal” recipe.

D’ya know what goes well with oatmilk (or any milk)? Peanut butter! Yesterday, I made a sandwich that I’m now planning to recreate many times in the future.


For the sandwich:

I first warmed up some of my favorite peanut butter and spread it onto half of an Ezekiel 7-grain pita*. Then I added just a touch of pure maple syrup (Maybe a teaspoon? That stuff is strong!) before closing the baby up with the other 1/2 of the pita. True, I haven’t eaten a pb-honey sammie in years, but I’m telling you: pb-maple > pb-honey any day. The maple flavor took the peanut butter to a whole new level. Above: Bottoms up! (i.e. a close-up shot of the pita “bottoms”… scandalous!)

*Side note: If you haven’t tried Ezekiel 7-grain pitas, I highly recommend them. They’re 100% whole-grain, high in fiber and protein, and–most importantly–they taste yummy. But I’m not going to lie: ya gotta like the whole-grain taste to like these. My mom thinks they are abominable (her word hehe).  I, however, think they taste like heaven on a plate when paired with peanut butter and maple. But then again, what doesn’t taste good slathered in peanut butter?!


Peek-a-boo pee-enn-bee


Next time, perhaps I ought to invite my friend, Buddy, to lunch.

Below, my lunchtime spread:


With a broccoli bowl and almond milk.

Are you tired, yet, of seeing the famous BBBs, or buttery broccoli bowls?

Oh, but I’m not tired of eating them. 🙂



Sharing time!

What’s your fave sandwich or the most-creative sandwich you’ve ever seen/eaten?

Sandwiches, in general, aren’t the love of my life: All that bread standing in the way of me getting to the yummy fillings! But I do have a few favorite sammies; when you’re pressed for time (or needing to eat on-the-go), they can’t be beat for their convenience or portability.

One of my favorite creative sandwiches is my “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” sandwich.

But I’ve also blogged before about my love for carrot cake sandwiches, strawberry shortcake sandwiches, and pb-banana sandwiches. And as far as the bread goes, Ezekiel pitas rock my vegan world.


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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Stefanie says:

    I like nut butter sandwiches on toasted sprouted grain bread. Also, hummus sandwiches/wraps with tomato, sprouts, and cucumber are really good. I have been on a hummus and peanut butter kick lately.

  2. abby says:

    i love justin’s maple almond butter, but i love peanut butter even more than almond butter, so why did i never think to make my own pb-maple butter? it will certainly be cheaper! 🙂

    1. abby says:

      oh and i don’t know how anyone could ever tire of seeing broccoli. who doesn’t love broccoli?!? 😉 your bbbs always look delish, and i love the new acronym.

      1. Y’know, you’re right: why DOESN’T Justin’s make maple-pb? Get on that, Justin’s! Or don’t… ’cause I can make my own :).

  3. VEGirl says:

    Yum– I must try that for breakfast this morning! (I’ll report back in a bit)

    As for your question, sandwiches never get old for me. Mostly because I can never HAVE THEM!! I love bread, but it’s very time consuming to make the good GF stuff (especially when your busy!). Brown rice tortillas are basically the gluten-free “bread” for my GF mother and I, but it’s not the same. I am polishing off this raisin pecan whole grain fruit-sweetened freezer bread that I’ve been obsessed with lately. I bought it months ago but have hardly eaten much, until now! But it is really expensive and plasticky to always live on that stuff. It’s food for life brand though, and it’s really yummy 🙂


    1. I love the ffl raisin bread! I like the Ezekiel cinnamon-raisin one, but I didn’t know about a pecan one. I’ll have to keep my eye out!

      1. VEGirl says:

        Yeah, it’s super yum. I just checked the package, to make sure it WAS raisin pecan (it is) and saw that there is only ONE SLICE LEFT! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!

        K, I’ll stop whining now.

  4. 40apples says:

    I do love me some nut butter sandwiches – all variations included. But I agree with you on the bread thing – sure, sometimes the bread is amazing, but usually for me it’s all about what’s inside. Therefore, I’ve been known to eliminate the bread altogether from my AB & J’s and just enjoy the good stuff mixed together on a spoon 🙂

    One of the best sandwiches I’ve had lately was a vegan “tuna” (a.k.a. chickpea) melt (… absolutely delicious!!

    1. Oooh that DOES sound good! Haha and probably less smelly! 😉

    2. GabyE says:

      I do that too! I call in my almond butter “mess”. Just swirl that stuff up on a saucer, YUM.

  5. Stylish1 says:

    I was always a sandwich lover! Growing up in Jersey we were all about the disco fries and hoagie sandwiches (not together unless it was 4am on a Saturday after a loooong night out). I used to always get a turkey hoagie with the fixings on it. Of course now there’s no meat on my dish so I max out on the veggies but every so often I crave a hoagie. Not necessarily the meat but just the satisfaction of a good hoagie.

    Oh and btw, that broccoli bowl looks slamming!! I LOVE broccoli!

  6. Helen Kopp says:

    I think my very favorite sandwich is a falafel pita. I love the contrast of warm, crispy falafal; cold, crunchy cucumbers; creamy, tangy tahini sauce; and soft, warm pita – YUM! I had my first one in a tiny shack of a Morrocan cafe in Granada, Spain.

  7. Gastón says:

    Hi, Katie! Great blog and nice lunch! The sandwich I’m obessed with right now is: whole wheat bread, pb, sliced dates, crushed Brasilian nuts and cashews, oats and a little cacao to sprinkle. Love it.

    1. VEGirl says:

      Whoa. That sandwich sounds intense. Gotta try that someday.

    2. Woah, I want to try that! Brazil nuts are so healthy, but I never think to eat them!

      1. Gastón says:

        I just love them. You’ll love this too for sure!

  8. Yum! I also love PB and agave….but my most favoritest is PB and Ricemallow Cream…..I die of happiness every time I eat one of those sammies. BTW, your nails are adorable.

  9. fmzk says:

    When I was working on a farm up in Maine in 2006, I used to have a big salad at lunch with tahini for dressing…but that’s nowhere NEAR enough food for someone putting in 14-16 hours a day in the field, so I’d usually punctuate my salads with one or two peanut butter and arugula rollups. My coworkers were really into burrito-style flatbreads, so I’d take a tortilla, spread it with peanut butter, and fill it with arugula (my favorite vegetable) before rolling it up and eating it (usually on the way out the door) before heading out for more work 🙂

  10. Kelsey says:

    my fav sandwich is one with chocolate butter and bananas smushed inside.. simple but lovely! i love tortilla nut butter sanwiches like this too <3 especially when im on the go..kind of reminds me of those bagel-ful commercials..except with a tortilla wrap 🙂

    ps. umm HELLO GORGEOUS NAILS hehe


  11. Danielle says:

    I loveee maple syrup! I think I remember you saying that you occasionally eat honey- does that still hold true?? (I’m “one of those vegans” that eats honey lol) If so, I *highly* recommend raw honey! It tastes soooo much better in my opinion

    1. I don’t go out of my way to eat honey, but I don’t freak out or feel grossed out if I happen to accidentally consume it. LOL I didn’t know honey wasn’t raw to begin with; I really don’t know much about it, other than the one my family gets comes in a cute bear jar :).

  12. GabyE says:

    My favorite sandwich is a sprout sandwich. I invented after my last trip to the farmers market when I got a HUGE bag of clover sprouts. So here it is: Fresh baked hard sourdough(from the most amazing french baker in Hollywood) baba ganoush from the Greek guys and CRAZY amounts of clover sprouts. Fold it over, and eat. Its sooo fresh and delicious, and the sprouts get all squished up next to eacother and crunch in the most perfect way 🙂

    Another sammi I like is an ab & r. almond butter and raisin! its my less sugary version of pb&j.

  13. Gina says:

    Oh that sandwich does look so good! I love your idea- a new spin on an old classic of pb-j. And I second the motion for a Justin’s maple peanut butter.

    P.S. Did you get the birthday package I sent? Filled with chocolate, for my favorite chocolate friend :). I hope it managed to survive the post ok and didn’t melt all over the box!

  14. Sarahishealthy says:

    Why did I never think to combine peanut butter and honey? Really, I eat pb-agave like every freakin day! Tomorrow I’m switching it up! Cannot believe I haven’t tried this. The idea should’ve been right under my nose! 🙂

  15. Sherri says:

    Mmmmm, maple syrup, I love that stuff. I could drink it out of the bottle, oh, I think I have . 🙂 I am going to have to try it with pb.
    Thanks for the great idea.
    Have a nice long weekend!


  16. Eleanor says:

    Well I can’t eat bread but I always mix almond butter with an equal amount of milk and some maple syrup; it’s a-mazing! My favourite pudding has to be that with some Brazil/cashew/walnut chocolate fudge babies… food porn at its best! 🙂

  17. My favorite sandwich (and I talk about it alll the time) is two slices of bread (usually multi-grain or ezekiel, and sometimes cinnamon raisin! I swear, it works) with hummus, cheddar, and cucumber… all toasted.

    So. Freaking. Good.

  18. Laura says:

    Oohhhhhhh your nails are so cool and pretty!!!!
    Mmm that sammy looks gorgeous! i don’t think i’ve ever combined maple and pb before…but it certainly looks like it’s worth a try!! yumm!
    I, being from scotland, still find the whole pb&jelly combo a CRAZY idea…it’s so normal for people in the usa, but in the uk it’s not such an in thing!!! xx

    1. hehhe wait, are you one of those vegemite eaters?? My best friend from Australia tried to get me hooked on vegemite (or marmite) sammies once. Didn’t work out too well. I guess it’s a UK and Australia thing. 😕

  19. Bridget says:

    I’m not a big sandwich eater, but when I do have one it’s gotta be a turkey, avocado, lettuce, mustard and mayo with a slice of aged white cheddar. A good hearty grain bread lightly toasted is a must! Soooo delicious 🙂

  20. Erika says:

    My most interesting sandwich combo isn’t vegan in any way, but soooo good! Its a peanut butter, apple, and bacon sandwich. I also am a fan of peanut butter and banana sandwiches and the almond butter and honey combo. 🙂

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