You can make one sandwich at a time, or make a batch of a few to stash in the freezer. Adjust this as needed for your preference.
- 8 slices soft whole grain bread
- About 1–2 tablespoons filling of choice such as pb&j, jam, sunflower seed butter and jam, or even cream cheese and jam. Or go savory with turkey and cheese.
- Sandwich sealer or fork
- To make with a fork: Warm the bread in the microwave briefly for about 5 seconds. Place your bread on a cutting board. Cut out rounds using a round cookie cutter (3-4 inches is usually a good size). Add your fillings, leaving some space around the edges of the bread so the filling doesn’t seep out. Assemble sandwiches, then crimp the edges of the bread together with a fork, pressing hard.
- To make with a Sandwich Sealer: Warm the bread in the microwave briefly for about 5 seconds. Stack two pieces of bread and press the outer round down to cut rounds. (Or according to the directions of the sealer if you use a different kind than I have.) Add your fillings, leaving some space around the edges of the bread so the filling doesn’t seep out. Put the round back around the bread, then press down with the smaller insert to crimp the edges.
- Serve or freeze for later.
You can serve them right after making or add to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. You can also wrap each one in plastic wrap to help ensure that they stay super fresh, then freeze in a freezer bag.
To pack a frozen sandwich, simply place it in a lunchbox in the morning and it will thaw by lunchtime.
Try filling such as pb&j, jam, sunflower seed butter and jam, or even cream cheese and jam. Or go savory with turkey and cheese.
I prefer to use soft whole grain sandwich bread.
I find that the bread seals best if the bread is warmed up slightly. I usually do 5-10 seconds in the microwave.
Sandwich sealers come in all shapes and sizes, so be sure to read the description to make sure it’s not too giant! This is the one I have.
To use the leftover crusts, cut into smaller pieces and serve with a dip, use in a French Toast casserole, or use in Baked French Toast.