An apple eaten straight out of a hand certainly hits the spot on a crisp fall day. But when we’re hankering for something sweet, we turn to this inventive “nachos” recipe. Plain apple slices get a serious upgrade when drizzled with nut butter and yogurt sauce and then topped with decadent dark chocolate shavings. At 200 calories and four grams of filling fiber per serving, these apple nachos are a healthier way to indulge after dinner or at snack time. Children and grown-ups alike will love the sweet, nutty flavor in every crunchy bite. (Need more kid-friendly snack ideas? Check out these healthy versions of childhood favorites like Cheez-Its and Fig Newtons.)
RELATED: 14 Amazing Apple Recipes for Fall
Almond Butter Apple Nachos Recipe
Serving size: Approx. 12 apple slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
4 apples, cored and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 tablespoons almond butter, warmed (or another nut butter)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons crushed pecans
1 tablespoon shaved dark chocolate
1/4 cup cranberries
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup plain yogurt
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Wash and core apples, then thinly slice them and lay them on your cookie sheet.
- Next, make the yogurt-cranberry sauce by adding cranberries, honey and plain yogurt to a food processor (or blender) and puree until smooth. Set aside.
- Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and drizzle with warmed nut butter.
- Finally, drizzle the cranberry yogurt sauce and top with dried cranberries, crushed pecans and dark chocolate. Serve immediately.
For more recipes from Alexa, visit Simple Roots Wellness.