This Almond Butter Mascarpone Grilled Cheese is an unlikely combination that will pleasantly surprise you. Make this for breakfast, lunch, or dessert!
In a few days I’m heading out of town to Nantucket to visit Georgie! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous…
Confession: traveling alone always stresses me out. Truthfully, I’m still a newbie! I traveled (airplane travel) on my own for the first time in January of this year. This is shocking to most people, but I’ve never had a reason to travel on my own until then. I’ve always just gone on family vacations. So, the very first time I traveled on my own was for my press trip to Arizona with Visit Mesa.
And of course, I learned plenty of lessons on that trip… You know, like don’t switch purses the night before your trip to get a few snacks at Target then forget to put your wallet back in the purse you’re bringing on the trip. Oh, and I learned what it feels like to have a majorly delayed flight and get home at 4:00AM when I was supposed to get home at 10:00PM. Also, my parents dropped me off that morning, and I remember ordering some coffee at Starbucks before heading to my gate. I put a little sugar in my coffee, then turned around to walk back to my parents. I hadn’t even noticed, but my mom grabbed my phone while I’d left it sitting on the coffee bar. I got plenty of “talking-to’s” that morning. Like, when my dad dropped an f-bomb in front of everyone around us as soon as he realized I’d left my wallet at home (we live 45 minutes from the airport, and my flight was leaving in an hour. Read that story here.). You live, you learn. Heh.
After that trip, I traveled to NYC in March on my own to meet up with Georgie. Talk about travel anxiety… I’ve been to New York three times, but never by myself. Basically, the unknown makes me super anxious. I am so embarrassed to admit all of this, so stop laughing, you! Everything turned out fine with this trip, and I was thanking God after being traumatized from my first solo trip. #dramatic
I feel more comfortable now, but the anxiety still looms. I think 90% of my travel anxiety stems from the unknown of airports. ‘I don’t know how long the lines will be’, ‘I’ve never been to this airport what if I get lost and miss my flight’… you know, the typical not-so-rational thoughts that run through my mind. To ease my mind, I just go through each scenario and tell myself that with each one, everything would be fine either way.
Now that I’ve exposed my embarrassing travel anxieties, let’s talk about something that I have zero anxiety about: ALMOND BUTTER MASCARPONE GRILLED CHEESE.
Do you know what’s amazing about this particular grilled cheese? Its’ versatility. You can eat it for breakfast, for lunch, or for dessert. I mean, technically you can do that with any food because you run your life, but you know what I mean. This thing does not discriminate.
The combination of buttery bread (or for me, margarine-y), creamy, sweet mascarpone, and salty almond butter is unlike any other. Oh, and I made another variation for you chocoholics – I added some Nutella because WHY NOT. WHY. NOT.
This is a great option that I know kids would love. When I was a kid, I absolutely loved grilled cheeses. On top of that, I loved peanut butter with a passion. At that age, however, I didn’t know that there were any other types of nut butter beyond peanut butter. I just didn’t know it was a thing, because I was a kid, and all I knew were my times tables. However, as I’ve grown, I’ve been exposed to a world of nut butters. *a whole neewwww wooooorrld*
Funny enough, I came to love almond butter that one time I gave Whole30 the ole college try. Whole30 prohibits peanut butter, so I completely replaced it with almond butter. I felt like I was cheating (because, I kinda was) but I didn’t care – almond butter all day, errday. This was when I initially discovered Barney Butter almond butter. Barney Butter is great because it’s a total farm-to-jar process, and it’s a wonderful option for anyone allergic to peanuts because their almond butter is made in a 100% peanut-free facility.
This post was created as a part of my partnership with Barney Butter. As always, the recipe, photographs, and opinions, are my own. Thank you for your constant support.
- 4 slices cinnamon raisin bread
- 2 tbsp Barney Butter Smooth almond butter
- 2 tsp Nutella
- 2 tbsp mascarpone
- 4 tsp margarine (or butter)
- Spread almond butter on two of the slices of bread.
- Spread each tsp in the middle atop almond butter.
- Spread mascarpone evenly on the other two slices of bread.
- Close sandwiches and spread butter/margarine on one side of the sandwich.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat.
- When skillet is hot, add sandwich butter side down.
- While sandwich is cooking, butter the side that is not cooking.
- Flip after about 3 minutes of cooking or until golden brown-dark brown.
- Cook other side.
- Slice and enjoy!
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