These apple donuts are a great way to eat more fruit and have fun simultaneously! A healthier snack option than traditional donuts made with apples, chocolate, and your favorite toppings that your family will love.
Making these apple donuts is also a terrific kid-friendly kitchen activity that can be fun at snack time! Grab your apples, and let’s get slicing!
Healthy Apple Donuts
There’s no better healthy apple donuts recipe than one that requires no frying or batter! This recipe uses fresh apples sliced into donut rings as the base, topped with irresistible flavors like chocolate or peanut butter.
Having picky eaters at home, I’m always trying to come up with new fun ways of getting them to eat more fruit, and with this recipe, it’s a win-win for everyone!
And did I tell you that these healthy apple donuts have chocolate? It’s as good as it sounds! You can still enjoy all your favorite toppings AND chocolate.
How to Cut Apples into “Donuts”
By using a knife to slice an apple horizontally and then removing the core in the middle, you’ll be able to cut apples into donuts fast!
First, grab a knife and cut the apples into ⅓ inch-thick slices. Then, remove the core using a round, small cookie cutter, an apple corer, or a melon-baller. If you don’t have any of these, use a knife to carve out the middles.
How to Make Donut Apples
Easy, quick, healthy, delicious: this recipe is everything a busy mom needs for a party snack or a fun dessert. Here is how to make epic these apple donuts:
- Prep the Apples
Cut each apple into ⅓ inch-thick slices and remove the middle with a round, small cookie cutter, apple corer, melon baller, or knife.
- Get your toppings ready
Grab a microwave-safe bowl and add the chocolate and the peanut butter. Warm for 30 seconds and stir until the texture is nice and runny to drizzle over the apple slices.
Place the apple slices onto parchment paper and alternate drizzling the white and dark chocolate and the peanut butter over the apple slices using a spoon. Cut the end, and pipe the mixture over the apples. You can also transfer the chocolate and peanut butter mixture to a zip bag.
- Add the finishing Touches
Sprinkle the sprinkles and your favorite toppings.
Check out this video to see the healthy donuts come together!
Best Apple Donut Toppings
A sweet apple donut drizzled with chocolate is even better when adding the best toppings! Here are a few ideas to give your apple donuts the final touch:
- Mini chocolate chips
- Ground cinnamon
- Grated coconut
- Strawberries diced
- Walnuts chopped
- Almonds chopped
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Healthy Apple Donuts
Looking for a healthy and fun snack for kids? These apple donuts are just what you are looking for. They are a healthy treat that look just like donuts.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings
- Category: Healthy Snack
- 4 green apples, washed
- ¼ cup melted white chocolate
- ¼ cup melted milk chocolate
- ¼ cup peanut butter, or your favorite, melted
- Cut apple slices into ⅓ inch-thick slices. With a round, small cookie cutter, apple corer, knife, or melon baller, remove the core.
- Melt chocolate and warm peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowls for 30 seconds, stir until the texture is nice and runny to drizzle over.
- Place apple slices onto parchment paper and alternate drizzling the white and dark chocolate over the apple slices as well as peanut butter. Sprinkle the sprinkles over the top.
Store leftover apple rings in the refrigerator.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 194
- Sugar: 17.2 g
- Sodium: 60.5 mg
- Fat: 10.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 2.8 g
- Protein: 3.8 g
- Cholesterol: 3.6 mg
I love it and everybody else in the family does too!
I enjoy a plate of sliced apples and cheeses.
We put leftover apple slices in the dehydrator and eat them that way or I make my own trail mix and add the dehydrated slices to that.
We enjoy our sliced apples in a dip of yogurt, almond (or peanut) butter and cacao nibs.
Apple slices are a popular snack around my house just plain as they are. However, the kids love a creamy peanut butter dip every once in a while.
We love apple slice with pb or almond butter, and on occasion, caramel!
sprinkle them with cinnamon (to keep them from browning and also for a flavor treat or use them in apple cake, apple crisp or apple pie granola
We dip our apples in coconut peanut butter mix! If no coconut milk is available, I do cream cheese and nut butter dip!
Just used up some of my apples today by tossing then in to my homemade chicken salad! Yummy!
love apples in chicken salad. yum!