These healthy apple nachos are layered with fresh apples, bits of chocolate and coconut flakes, and drizzled with gooey, warm nut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon, and are my new favorite quick & healthy treat!
Ready in under 5 minutes, this apple nachos recipe make a great snack, breakfast or light lunch. They are a well loved classic, and I can see why. The kids will love them too!
Whipping up a plate of these healthy apple nachos is an easy way to get in a good dose of protein and will easily give you about 8 grams, for every 2 tablespoons of nut butter you use. Not too bad at all!
Gather some of your favorite apples and get ready to enjoy a simple, healthy and delicious treat!
Use your favorite apples, green or red. I love my sweet, crisp fuji apples, so that is what i used here, but tart green apples will be great too!
I was asked if I’d like to try out this gourmet raw almond butter from Dastony, and being that it’s from a small family business I said of course. I’m all about promoting small family run businesses, and they deliver a wonderful product that’s smooth & creamy!
There are quite a few butters to choose from, even a couple sprouted ones that look delicious, all of which may work well in this recipe. Their butters are 100% organic, stone ground, raw, vegan, and free from additives and preservatives.
If you’re looking for that special nut butter to give as a gift, or you just want one for yourself to use every day, this is it!
Shredded coconut and cinnamon add texture and flavor. Not a fan of coconut, feel free to omit it.
If you can circle your apples similar to this, you’ll be sure to have a little of everything on every apple slice without causing too much mess when eating. Although, I sure didn’t mind liking my fingers clean, and I’m sure you won’t mind either!
HEALTHY APPLE NACHOS RECIPE (5-MINUTE)
Fresh apple slices drizzled with natural nut butter and topped with chocolate chips, shredded coconut, slivered almonds and cinnamon. So healthy and good!
- 2 apples of choice
- 1/4 cup natural nut butter of choice
- small handful chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Mini Chips)
- small handful shredded coconut
- small handful slivered almonds
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- hemp hearts
- cacao nibs
- raisins or currants
- ground cardamom
- pure maple syrup
Wash, core and cut your apples into 1/4 inch slices. I like to cut mine into quarters, take a small paring knife and carefully remove the core and upper and lower end where dirt may still be collected (even after washing). Lay apple quarters on a flat surface with the inside of the apple facing up, carefully slice your apple into 1/4 inch slices, you may even be able to get them into 1/8 inch slices if your extremely patient, even 1/2 inch slices is good too. Whatever thickness you prefer, no rules here! Place apple slices in a small bowl with the lemon juice, toss to coat.
Heat your nut butter just until warmed and somewhat runny. I like to heat mine by using a small silicon bowl placed in a small pot with just enough water to reach half way up the side of the silicon bowl, heat water on low and gently heat the nut butter until warm and drizzable.
On a serving plate, lay your apple slices in a single layer around the outside edge, then layer another small layer over those but towards the inside center of the plate (like shown in the picture above). Drizzle the nut butter in a circular motion, from the middle of the plate to the outside edge. You can also just zig zag the almond butter from one side to the other if you like. Again, no rules…just do what you feel is best! Top with chocolate chips, coconut flakes, almonds and sprinkle of cinnamon (or whatever you’ve chosen to use as your toppings). Enjoy this simple yet delicious treat!
Serves one generously, or two as a small plate.
Use red or green apples, you may even consider using one of each for a combination of sweet & tart.
Make this 100% raw by using raw nut butters, raw cacao chips and unsweetened shredded coconut.
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