Crustless Sandwich Pockets in the Lunchbox

Crustless, circular sandwich pockets made with a round cookie cutter, stuffed and closed by using a fork to pinch the edges. The sandwiches are filled with a combo of peanut butter and fresh fruit or veggie cream cheese, ranch dressing and fresh veggies.

Crustless sandwich pockets are delicious for lunchbox packing or snacking.  They are an easy recipe to make with the kids.  They are filled with fresh fruits and veggies.

Crustless, circular sandwich pockets made with a round cookie cutter, stuffed and closed by using a fork to pinch the edges. The sandwiches are filled with a combo of peanut butter and fresh fruit or veggie cream cheese, ranch dressing and fresh veggies.

Crustless Sandwich Pockets in the Lunchbox

What’s on your lunchbox packing plans this year?  I have three kids and I’d like to tell you that by the third the lunchbox became an easy pack; it did not.  Each one of my children had their own set of likes and dislikes.  My youngest was always, and is, my pickiest with a constant changing palate.  

One thing that has stayed consistent is that she is not a traditional sandwich eater, but neither am I.  Crustless sandwich pockets were a fun pack.  I created then for her and now I’m sharing them with you.

They are easy to make, speak to the crustless bread eaters out there and are filled with delicious mixes that are slightly different than what we often call a traditional lunchbox sandwich.  

 

 

Crustless Sandwich Pockets in the Lunchbox

Crustless, circular sandwich pockets made with a round cookie cutter, stuffed and closed by using a fork to pinch the edges. The sandwiches are filled with a combo of peanut butter and fresh fruit or veggie cream cheese, ranch dressing and fresh veggies.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of honey wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons Peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Banana
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

Cut the bread slices with a large circle cookie cutter to create circular shapes.

Stir the peanut butter and honey together. Spread it on one side of each of the circles.

Cut half of the banana into thin slices. Add several slices onto one side of the peanut butter and sprinkle a light coat of cinnamon on top of the banana pieces.

Add the other piece of bread to create a sandwich.

Using a fork, press around the edges of the circle so that it forms a sandwich pocket.

Notes

More on making Crustless Sandwich Pockets…

Wait!  Did you need this peanut free?  I’ve got you covered!  Swap the peanut butter for WOWButter®; it’s a peanut and tree nut free peanut butter alternative.  You can find it in the allergy friendly aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarket.  

Fill it with veggies:   Cut the bread slices with a large circle cookie cutter to create circular shapes. Stir 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing together. Spread it on one side of each of the circles.  Add thin slices of cucumber and/or shredded carrots to one side.  Add the other piece of bread to create a sandwich.  Using a fork, press around the edges of the circle so that it forms a sandwich pocket.

Ranch Dressing: Use your favorite. My personal favorite is the avocado ranch dressing located in the produce aisle at Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.

Other Fruits:  Try fresh sliced strawberries or thin slices of apple pieces in the pockets depending on your likes and dislikes.

Lessons for Children when making this recipe:  Make these with your kiddos, there’s always lessons to be learned with even the simplest of recipes.  Here are a few to focus on when making these sandwich pockets;

  • Measuring ingredients
  • Stirring
  • Spreading
  • Slicing
  • Knife safety
  • Following directions

Looking for other unique lunchbox packing ideas?  Check out my apple cinnamon pancake recipe.  It can be turned into a sandwich to keep things tasty, but interesting in the lunchbox.  You can find all of my make ahead freezer tips in the link below.

Two cinnamon apple pancake made with fresh diced apple in the batter, cooked and turned into a sandwich filled with peanut butter, honey and fresh slices of apples.

Apple Cinnamon Pancake Sandwich Recipe Link

 

 

 

16 Comments on “Crustless Sandwich Pockets in the Lunchbox”

  1. What a great idea…Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.
    Joyously,
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner Co-Hostess at Katherines Corner

  2. These are great! I buy Uncrustables for hiking trips but these would be so much healthier (and cheaper). Thanks so much for the idea! Glad to have you at Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you again this week!

    1. Thank you!! I like them better than uncrustables because you can control the ingredients :)….

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