Apple “Donut” Slices
Apple “Donut” Slices are a tasty, crunchy snack with nut butter and your choice of toppings – perfect for adults and kids alike.
I was inspired by National Donut Day to share this healthy snack I make for my kids. I know it’s not an actual donut but it is donut shaped and my kids thought it was a fun option. Plus, it’s way better for you!
One of my favorite combos is fruit and peanut butter. I love to spread peanut butter on a cut banana and top it with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and/or blackberries and some chia seeds. However, my kids aren’t as keen to have a banana with nut butter and lots of berries. I tell you, they’re missing out! But I decided they might prefer apple slices since they’re fun shaped and don’t require a fork to eat.
I was right! My kids were so excited when I served them Apple “Donut” Slices for lunch. Anything with “donut” in the name has to be tasty right?
I used an apple corer and sliced the apple into about ¼ inch slices. Then I topped each slice with nut butter. I used peanut butter for my daughter (like me she’s a diehard peanut butter fan) and almond butter for the rest. My son is allergic to peanuts, plus almond butter is actually the healthier option.
Then, I topped each slice with raisins, sprouted pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. They quickly gobbled them up and asked for seconds. Mom for the win!
I think these would be great with other toppings too, like dark or white chocolate chips, coconut flakes, golden raisins or dried blueberries. Fresh berries would be fun too.
Next time, I plan to make an apple “donut” bar and let the kids top their own. It’ll be kind of like decorating cookies and kids love that.
My 3 year-old decided to have his plain, but thought the apple tasted better as a donut shape, so that works too.
I know I’ve been talking a lot about how much my kids loved these, but honestly they’d be a great healthy snack for adults too. Apple “Donut” Slices are paleo, gluten free and vegan. I know I love them, but like I said, I’m a sucker for the fruit and nut butter combo. How about you?
If you don’t have an apple corer this OXO Good Grips Apple Corer is the one I use. I love OXO products. I have so many! And it’s so much easier to core the apple with an apple corer. You can buy it on Amazon.
Looking for other kid friendly food? Check out these Chocolate Cheesecake Dirt Cups, British Fish Biscuits (if you have toddlers you may recognize these for The Ocotnauts) or my Banana Almond Butter Mini Muffins. My kids love mini muffins. They’re just so much more fun than a regular sized muffin!
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