Apples, nut butters, and lets be honest chocolate chips are a staple in our house making this recipe easy to prepare at a moments notice. Apples are a great source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, and are a perfect canvas for a variety of toppings. The apple slices provide a gluten free option that works great for snack or as part of meal. While this recipe uses a few options for toppings feel free to be creative and use your favorite nuts, dried fruits, seeds, and spices of your choice.
4 large apples, sliced
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp. raisins
2 tbsp. sunflower seeds
2 tbsp. chia seeds
2 tbsp. granola (pictured is Bear Naked)
2 tbsp. walnuts
2 tbsp. raspberries
1. Wash and dry the apples. Slice the apples in on two sides discarding the ends.
2. Top the apples with spread of your choice.
3. Sprinkle toppings of your choice on the spread. Combinations used in this recipe.
Almond butter + Raisin
Almond butter + sunflower seed + dark chocolate chips
Almond butter + granola
Yogurt + granola
Yogurt + sunflower seed
Yogurt + raspberry + chia seed
Peanut butter + walnut
Peanut butter + dark chocolate
Peanut butter + raspberry + crushed walnut
Plain or strawberry cream cheese
Fresh fruit slices
Cottage cheese + peaches
Strawberry cream cheese + pistachio
Sunflower butter + blackberries +sprinkle of cinnamon
When slicing the apples you will have additional pieces left.These can be topped and used for smaller apple snacks. If you prefer to only use the large apple slices then chop the apples and they work great added to salads, pancake toppings, added to oatmeal, or to snack on alone.
Another option when slicing the apples is to use an apple corer. Core the apples then slice top to bottom.