Peanut Butter–Pear Sandwiches

START TO FINISH: 25 minutes MAKES 4 sandwiches

11⁄2 cups granola with oats and honey, coarsely crushed

4 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons milk

1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

8 slices crusty country bread

1⁄3 to 1⁄2 cup smooth peanut butter

1 medium pear or apple, thinly sliced

2 to 3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons butter or canola oil

1 Place granola in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

2 Spread 4 of the bread slices with peanut butter. Layer pear slices on top of peanut butter; drizzle with honey. Top with the remaining 4 bread slices; press lightly. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, then in crushed granola to coat.

3 In an extra-large skillet or large griddle heat butter over medium heat. Add sandwiches; cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning once halfway through cooking.

PER SANDWICH: 633 cal., 29 g total fat (11 g sat. fat), 228 mg chol., 572 mg sodium, 84 g carb., 11 g fiber, 22 g pro.

tip

Granola may seem like a health food, but some varieties are very high in fat and calories. Check labels and look for a lower-calorie, lower-fat version. Or make your own.