Doughnuts in Disguise: Raw Apple “Doughnut” Slices, Topped with Creamy Almond Butter & Hazelnut “Frosting”, with Salted Peanut and Pretzel “Sprinkles”

I am always SUPER hungry when I get home from work. And, if I’m not careful, I can basically eat a full meal in snacks. I tend to eat light during the day, especially with sitting in an office for the vast majority of it. But, by the time I get home, I need a boost before powering through a workout. I have found that eating something that is both healthy and contains the flavors and textures I am craving is the best satisfying solution. That is where these apple “doughnuts” come in. Quick and easy to make, paired with some chocolate, almond butter, savory and salty “sprinkles”, and a drizzle of honey, this combination satisfies my appetite and sweet tooth every time! It’ll definitely be a new favorite snack idea to add to your daily routine.

Makes 1 Snack Serving

Recipe by © Alysha Melnyk 2018

Kitchen Tools:


Small Mixing Bowl

Measuring Spoons


*Disclaimer – I am including certain brand names of things I use (just because they are personal favorites of mine), but feel free to use whatever brand you like, is the cheapest, is on sale, what you have on hand, etc.*

1 Large Apple (I used a Gala Apple), Cored and Sliced into Rounds

1 Tablespoon Plain Yogurt (I used Plain Fat Free Stonyfield Yogurt)

1 Tablespoon Nut Butter of Choice (I used Whole Foods 365 Creamy Almond Butter)

1/2 Tablespoon Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (I used Nocciolata Diary-Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread)

1 Tablespoon Salted Peanuts

1 Tablespoon Salted Pretzels, Crushed

1 Teaspoon Honey (For Drizzling on Top)


  1. Core apple and slice into rounds (thickness depends on preference – doesn’t have to be super thin).
  2. In small mixing bowl, combine plain yogurt, nut butter, and hazelnut spread, mixing until combined and smooth. Spread on top of apple slices.
  3. Sprinkle with peanuts and crushed pretzels, drizzle with honey.
  4. Enjoy! 🙂


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