Comfort Food for the Cold Autumn Weather

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colour, and the weather is steadily cooling. That can only mean one thing: it’s getting chillier! The perfect time to curl up with a warm sandwich or toasties. Whether you’re looking for comfort food or something lighter, here are some quick recipes that will satisfy any craving. That's where these warm sandwiches and toasts come in. There are so many different combinations that you might not know where to start! To help you out, we made a list of our favourite sandwich and toast combos. With some creativity and careful planning, you can stay both full and cosy all season long with these delicious recipes.

Toasted Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Sandwich – Balance with Jess

Peanut Butter Toast | Balance with Jess

We all know this one is an American classic. This piece of toast though is ramped up a bit —okay a lot. This is an upgraded version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich - toasted in ghee in a pan until the peanut butter is warm and creamy, and smothered in a homemade blueberry jam. If you have a large sweet tooth, then this is the perfect one to go for in the cold winter mornings. The sandwich is literally fried, in ghee, a clarified butter. It tastes like butter but loads better, with an added nutty flavour it brings a whole other dimension, and the smell that comes when cooking! Getting hungry just thinking about it.

Whipped Nut Butter French Toast- Maple & Co

Nut Butter French Toast | Maple & Co

Here’s another recipe by Maple & Co for those who have a fondness for all things sweet. This whipped nut butter is super easy to make and so easy to use as a topping on anything… especially French toast. It’s a brilliant combination, one which you wouldn’t expect will work but it does. Eggs and peanut butter? It’s amazing, the butter is whipped so it doesn’t taste as heavy which gives it a light taste but the bananas and vanilla mellow it down to get a richer taste. It’s the ultimate breakfast for sure. 

Breadless Samosa Chicken Sandwiches – Maple & Co

Breadless Samosa Chicken Sandwiches | Maple & Co

I mean come on, who doesn’t love a samosa? Generations of women will tell you that their secret samosa filling is the best because of their unique homemade garam masala mix. But of course, this one by Maple & Co really is the best. This is an amazing sandwich, one with all the Indian flavours you’d want to get out of. This recipe is entirely gluten free, it doesn’t use bread per say but uses cauliflower patties which are used to sandwich the chicken together. This one I think is best served during lunch, it’s perfect for a meal for work or for a quiet afternoon inside.

One Pan Eggs with Toasted Sourdough - Grind

One Pan Eggs with Toasted Sourdough | Grind

This brunch recipe by Grind has one-pan eggs in a bed of passata, peppers, spinach and spinach served with your favourite toasted sourdough bread for a delicious breakfast or lunch! Eat straight out of the pan for this one. It’s fantastic because you can use the bread to dip into the pan and if you are feeling particularly full, have a family member or friend to help you finish it off. It’s a nice heated dish to have for chilly weather. 

Easy Tofu Scramble on Toast - Veganuary

Tofu Scramble on Toast | Veganuary

Another classic but with a vegan twist. Instead of eggs you got tofu, a great substitute to get your daily protein without buying animal products. This is a great alternative to scrambled eggs on toast! Tofu has a wide range of health benefits, including being an excellent source of amino acids, calcium, iron, and other micronutrients. 

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