But the thing is, they’re made of apples! No, not apple-flavored donuts. Just apples. No carbs, just apples. Whaaaat??
Park was inspired by a post by fitness blogger RRAYYME about pre- and post- workout snacks she loves. One of them is apples sliced in donut rounds, and drizzled with decadent toppings like greek yogurt, coconut flakes, honey, nut butter, raw chocolate sauce, cinnamon, granola, nutella, crushed peanuts…
No, we’re not drooling; you’re drooling.
The natural sugars from the apple give your body energy and the nuts or yogurt or nut butter add some heart-healthy fats to keep the energy going.
As autumn settles in, some crisp apples sound delish. But apples drizzled in donut toppings? We love the sound of that.
Here are the directions, as compiled by The Healthy Hour:
1. Slice an apple horizontally into 1/2″ thick slices. (I prefer red apples for this recipe, either Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp.)
2. Use a mini cookie cutter to create a hole in the center (and remove the core).
3. Slather on your choice of nut butter or yogurt. Sprinkle something crunchy on top, like granola, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, or crushed nuts. To make it extra delicious, top it off with some raw chocolate sauce, tahini, or honey drizzle. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1-2 days.