aka: Apple-Dapple Crunch Wrap Supremes
~ These crunchy Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps come together in just moments and are completely adaptable – no need to measure exact amounts! Perfect for on-the-go meals and make-ahead lunches, they’re full of nutrient-rich fruits, whole grains and lots of protein. Change up your PB&J routine with this delicious combination of sweet, crunchy, chewy and creamy ingredients that your whole family will love! ~
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These sandwich wraps are a true family favorite! Amy happily packs one in her lunch practically every day … and then sometimes has one for an afternoon snack, too. Not kidding – total fave!
Even though it’s such a no-brainer, simple idea, I’m ridiculously excited to share something that we love so much with all of you – just in case you need a little shake-up for your same-old-same-old PB&J. Plus, my husband bugs me endlessly about why I haven’t posted this recipe yet. (Ok, buddy – here ya go! I’m also ridiculously excited that you can now move on to bugging me about something else! Ahem … xoxo …)
But this recipe really is so simple, so flexible, that I thought there just wasn’t all that much to say about it.
Slap some deliciously nutritious ingredients inside a Flatout flatbread, roll up, and enjoy!
Oh sure, I could go on and on, detailing how the juicy apple marries perfectly with the chewy, tart cranberries, the creamy peanut butter, and the crunchy bits of granola. All true!
And I could mention the oodles of nutrition packed in there: vitamins and fiber and from various fruits, protein from the peanut butter, whole grain goodness from the granola … not to mention all the nutrition in the Flatout itself, which is magically loaded of fiber-filled whole grains, and a surprising amount protein.
Oh – and then I could dive into the vast array of options. Like, how you could make your sandwich wraps with all dried cranberries, or alllll raisins … or (gettin’ crazy here …) swap in some other dried fruits like chopped dates or blueberries. Whoa! And you don’t even have to use good ol’ peanut butter. Not with the vast array of nut butters on every supermarket shelf. Plus, if allergies are a problem, you can go for Sun Butter or nut-free Wow Butter. Or, hey – want more apples? Ok! Pile ’em on! How about trying pears instead? Ok by me!
You get the idea. It’s your wrap … I’m not making the rules!
Just throw it all together!
I’d truly never even measured the ingredients for these sandwich wraps, until I needed to create a standard recipe to share with you as a starting point for your own creations. Amy helped me test a couple versions, so we could offer a solid guideline to help you begin. But really – there’s no need for precision with this one. You’ve gotta love recipes that don’t require a measuring cup … just go for it, friends!
But, seriously … far, far beyond ingredients and nutrition and all the obvious recipe options, here’s what I really want to talk about:
Not the “Granola Crunch Apple-Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps” name. The unofficial one: Apple-Dapple Crunch Wrap Supreme. That’s what we actually call it in our house!
Although, at our house, most things go by entirely made-up, shorthand names.
Like our dishwasher. Who has time for all three syllables in today’s busy world? We’ve whacked that mouthful right down to six letters: we call it the dee-dub. Huh? I know. You’re not the only one who’s been confused by that. But stick with me: dee-dub. As in D-W (you know … Dish Washer). But again, saying “D-double-ewe” is a mouthful. So … dee-dub! We put our dishes in the dee-dub. Makes so much sense now, doesn’t it?
Similarly, take the word minivan, which we say sooooooo very frequently in our little carpooling world. Again, three whopping syllables. When you’re frantically searching for lost keys, scrabbling for cleats, and wondering where you left your cell phone, three syllables is two syllables too many. Problem solved: we generally just call it the “min.”
Our vocabulary is peppered with lots of other made-up words, too. I married into the term “flug” which Scott’s family uses to refer to any stray bit of fuzz or lint. Because when you desperately need to tell your friend that she’s got a “small speck of lint” on her sweater, it’s just so much faster to point and yell, “Flug!”
And of course, you THK regulars know that we absolutely jump at the chance to make up new holidays and christen them with whimsical (ahem … insane) names. My family can’t possibly be bothered with how long it takes to say that we’re having our “Annual Fall Get-Together in Combined Celebration of Halloween and Thanksgiving.” Too exhausting. We just have “Thanks-O-Weenie”! Ditto for our “Spring Reunion That Falls Between St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.” That, of course, would be “St. Peaster’s Day”!
So, anywho …
… that brings us to these sandwich wraps. And their name.
I just made them up one day, off the cuff – a day that I actually don’t have documented in my recipe notebooks and that I no longer specifically remember. But when you plunk a new recipe creation in front of someone, it’s always helpful if that recipe has a catchy name. Something so catchy that your diner can’t help but be instantly charmed and intrigued. And so, somehow, these were dubbed Apple Dapple Crunch Wrap Supremes. My family thought I was ridiculous (I am) and they giggled at me a lot (I didn’t care). But they also loooooved them.
I think your family will, too!
Oh – and if you find yourself short on time as you finish loading the “dee-dub” and dash for your “min” just in time for the afternoon’s carpool duty: it’s totally ok to cut the name right down, to just thrust four-syllables of “Apple-Dapple” into your hungry children’s hands.
Because, no matter what you call these, they’ll be a total smash hit!
For More Yummy Sandwich Wraps, Try …
- Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps from Two Healthy Kitchens
- Healthy Grilled Chicken Wrap from Gerry at Foodness Gracious
- BLT Egg Salad from Two Healthy Kitchens
- California Dreamin’ Wrap from Amy at Flatout Bread
- Healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes, Apples and Tarragon-Yogurt Dressing from Two Healthy Kitchens
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- 1 Flatout flatbread (for this recipe we like Healthy Grain Harvest Wheat, Multi Grain with Flax, or Light Original)
- ¼ cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
- ⅓ cup matchstick-cut apples (from about ¼ apple – we like tart or sweet-tart varieties like Granny Smith or Honey Crisp)
- 2 tablespoons golden raisins
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons granola (see note)
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- For each sandwich wrap, place a Flatout flatbread on your work surface and spread with peanut butter.
- Lay apple matchsticks evenly, lengthwise, down the center of the flatbread, as shown in the photos in the post. Sprinkle raisins, cranberries, granola, and cinnamon (if using) evenly over top of the apples.
- Beginning at one long side, roll the flatbread up.
- Cut in half and serve immediately, or wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator until serving or packing in lunch boxes.
Granola: You can use any granola you'd like, including homemade granolas like our Easy, Healthy Applesauce Granola. If you purchase store-bought granola, be sure to read the nutrition labels carefully, as various brands and varieties differ significantly in their ingredient lists, amount of fats and sugars, etc.
Inspiration: When I started making this recipe for my family, I didn’t work from any other recipe or cookbook. Just made it up. But then, as I was testing it to standardize everything for you and I began thinking about what I wanted to tell you in this post, I thought I vaguely remembered that the idea for adding crunchy stuff – like seeds and granola – to peanut butter sandwiches had definitely come from somewhere, years ago. Sure enough – I dug back through a bunch of my kiddos’ old cookbooks, and found a “PB and a Wrap” recipe and even a “Fruit and Peanutty Pockets” recipe that I know we riffed on a lot when my kids were younger. So, I’d be absolutely remiss if I didn’t give them a nod here, as I’m sure they were my inspiration, hidden somewhere back in my memory. That “Fruit and Peanutty Pockets” recipe was also part of the initial springboard for our Strawberry-Peanut Butter Quesadillas. You can find both those original recipes in the Better Homes and Gardens book Snack Attack: Return of the Munchies. It’s lots of fun! We have shelves full of children’s cookbooks, but this was always one of my kids’ favorites.