Round, sweet, and topped with deliciousness? You might think that we are talking about donuts—but these tasty round treats are actually made from apples. Healthy, delicious, and crunchy, these faux-nuts will satisfy your sweet cravings while also giving your body the fuel that it needs. Find ingredient inspiration after the jump.
To get started, all you need is your favorite type of apple (or two), your favorite type of nut butter, and your favorite kinds of toppings—just about anything can work on these versatile snacks.
Mix and Match Ingredients to Get You Started:
Granny Smith apples
Smooth peanut butter
Crunchy peanut butter
Raisins or other dried fruit
What to Do:
Slice your apple into rings and use a small cookie cutter or knife to remove the core from each slice. Pat the apples dry with a paper towel—this will help the nut butters stick to the apples much better.
Pour your mix-and-match toppings onto separate plates. Press your apple ring, nut-butter-side down, into your favorite topping.
Enjoy your faux-nuts! Some of our favorite combos:
- Fuji apples + smooth peanut butter + granola
- Granny Smith apples + almond butter + coconut chips
- Opal apples + crunchy peanut butter + crushed cereal