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apple donut with sprinkles chocolate and nuts on the side

Healthy Apple Donuts

Marni Katz
A fun DIY snack that turns apple slices into a fun "donut" treat!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 slices
Calories 79 kcal


  • Muffin Tin or Silicone Cups


  • 1 large apple sliced into even rounds
  • ¼ cup peanut butter or other topping or more or less depending on your taste
  • Toppings of all sorts we like to use nuts, pretzels, crushed cereal and of course, sprinkles
  • ½ cup chocolate chips optional, for drizzling over the top


  • Slice the apple horizontally to get ½" slices. Then use a small pairing knife to cut out the core of each one leaving the hole of the donut in the middle.
    round apple slices with the core cut out
  • Lay the slices out on a work surface. I like to use a baking sheet covered in parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Put out the toppings and get to work decorating. It's easier to start with the peanut butter or other spread, but there are no real rules here 😊.
    apples prepped for topping


Most large apples will yield about 6 slices (or "donuts") per apple.  I like to cut off the very top and very bottom for uniformity.
Remember you can use any toppings you like!  Some of our favorites that are a little out of the box are:
  • rice krispies
  • pretzels
  • nuts of all sorts
  • coconut
  • mini chips
  • crushed potato chips


Calories: 79kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 50mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple donuts, easy snack, healthy treat
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