apple-nachos

Apple nachos are the best easy and healthy snack! This simple concept is irresistible to kids and adults alike.

Apple Nachos

Confession: we often run out of snack ideas (even as cookbook authors!). Here’s a healthy snack that’s captured our 5 year old’s imagination, and subsequently ours: Apple Nachos! This simple combination of sweetened yogurt, almonds and apple slices is so refreshing and delicious, it’s hard to stop sneaking bites. It’s really just loaded apple slices, but it’s all in the branding, right? Here’s how to make this fun snack.

Ingredients in apple nachos

These apple nachos were inspired by our 5 year old, and now they’ve become a favorite family snacks! He picked out a kids cookbook from the library and as he was paging through, he landed on a picture of apple nachos. We made them together and from the first bite, he was hooked! This recipe is our spin on the concept from that book (Super Foods for Super Kids, which we’d recommend!). It’s so simple to whip up and a great way to incorporate healthy foods into your snacking, whatever your age. You’ll need:

  • Apples
  • Greek yogurt or plain yogurt
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Peanut butter (optional; omit for nut allergies)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Cinnamon
Apple Nachos

Notes on the yogurt drizzle

This apple nachos recipe is so simple, you can whip it up without looking at a recipe. The drizzle is similar to our Yogurt Fruit Dip or Peanut Butter Dip, which we often make simply by stirring together the ingredients without measuring. Here are a few notes about the drizzle:

  • Use Greek or plain yogurt. Plain yogurt has a looser texture; Greek yogurt will be thicker.
  • Add peanut butter if desired, but it’s not required. We like it both ways.
  • If it’s thick, add water 1 teaspoon at a time to get to a consistency that’s easy to dollop onto the nachos. We add up to 1 tablespoon water when using Greek yogurt and peanut butter, but it all depends on the brand and type of yogurt and whether you’ve added PB.

Variations on apple nachos toppings

There are loads of ways to make apple nachos. You can keep them healthy-ish and simple like these, which we love because they’re super simple to put together and taste amazing. Or, you can style them as more of a dessert item. Here are a few more topping ideas:

  • Chopped pecans, peanuts or walnuts
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Granola
  • Raisins
  • Peanut butter drizzle (warm it in the microwave so it’s easy to drizzle)
  • Caramel or chocolate sauce
  • Sprinkles
Apple Nachos

More apple recipes

Apples are so versatile for healthy snacks and cozy desserts! We love a good apple dip, and there’s nothing better a good crisp. Here are a few more apple recipes you’ll love:

This apple nachos recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, use vegan yogurt.

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Apple Nachos

Apple Nachos



  • Author:
    Sonja Overhiser

  • icon clock Prep Time:
    10 minutes

  • icon clock Cook Time:
    0 minutes

  • icon clock Total Time:
    10 minutes

  • icon cutlery Yield:
    4

Description

Apple nachos are the best easy and healthy snack! This simple concept is irresistible to kids and adults alike.


Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • ½ cup full fat Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey, plus more for drizzle
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional; omit for nut allergies)
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • Cinnamon, for dusting
  • Other toppings: granola, mini chocolate chips, etc.


Instructions

  1. Slice the apples.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the Greek yogurt, maple syrup or honey, and if using, peanut butter. If it is very thick, stir in up water a teaspoon at a time until it comes to a drizzleable consistency (depends on the brand and type of yogurt and whether you’re using peanut butter).
  3. Drizzle the yogurt sauce over the apples. Top with sliced almonds and a few pinches of cinnamon. If desired, add another drizzle of honey or other toppings. Serve immediately.

Notes

Inspired by Super Food for Super Kids by Noelle Martin

  • icon folderCategory: Snack
  • icon squaresMethod: No Cook
  • icon flagCuisine: Snack
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Apple nachos

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