Jazz up the classic apple and peanut butter duo with these decorated apple snack rings! This ready-in-five-minute vegan-friendly snack idea is a tasty and fun way to get a serving of fruit into your day. It's the best mix of crunchy and creamy, and sure to make your tastebuds happy.
What’s better than an apple? Apple and peanut butter. What’s better than apple and PB? These decorated apple PB doughnut rings!
As a Registered Nutritionist, I’m all about showcasing tasty ways to get more fruit and vegetables into our diet. This vegan-friendly snack idea fits the bill – it’s easy to make, nutritious and yummy.
While let’s not pretend it’s anything like a donut in taste, its fun to make and looks a little the decorated baked good, frosting and all. Here, we sprinkle PB topped apple with seeds, granola or coconut for some textural fun and more plant-based nutrient diversity.
The best part is that the world’s your oyster with this snack. Switch up the apple variety, slice it how you please, use your favourite nut butter and go buck wild with toppings – there’s no apple police to stop you.
Here are tips and tricks to grow your kitchen skills, while improving the final outcome of this dish:
This snack is best prepped and eaten fresh. When apple is cut, oxygen from the air reacts with an enzyme in the apple held in check by the skin (release the kracken!) and kicks off a chemical reaction, turning the flesh brown.
To deter, and for peak flavour, freshness and texture, slice and prep right before you intend to eat. It’s a ready-in-five snack, so it won’t take up much time.
This recipe outlines a ratio of apple to nut butter as a snack for one, but feel free to scale up or down to meet your hunger needs or mouths to feed🍎.
Is apple and peanut butter a healthy snack idea? Yes! Both ingredients are nutritious foods, and when combined they create a harmonious blend of complementary nutrients.
Let’s take a closer look: apples are a good source of carbohydrates and fibre. On the other hand, peanut butter offers a dose of heart-healthy fats and protein.
Not only does this mean more nutrient diversity than if you were eating either alone (who hasn’t had a spoon of PB direct from the jar?!), but the presence of protein and fat in peanut butter can also slow down the release of energy from the apple. This, in turn, helps keep you feeling satisfied and full for a longer.
Thanks for reading! Are you after more tasty snack ideas featuring fruit? Try these banana oat cookies🍌.