An apple a day is tasty

Alicia Colombo

An apple eaten right out of your hand hits the spot on a crisp fall day. But when you’re craving something sweet, try this inventive recipe. Plain apple slices get an upgrade when drizzled with nut butter and yogurt sauce, then topped with decadent dark chocolate shavings. At 200 calories and four grams of fiber per serving (approx. 12 apple slices), these apple nachos are a healthier way to indulge after dinner or at snack time. You’ll love the sweet, nutty flavor in every crunchy bite.

Almond Butter Apple Nachos

Ingredients:
4 apples, cored and thinly sliced
2 tsp. cinnamon
4 tbsp. almond butter or other nut butter, warmed
¼ cup dried cranberries
2 tbsp. crushed pecans
1 tbsp. dark chocolate, shaved
¼ cup cranberries
2 tbsp. honey
¼ cup plain yogurt

Directions:
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Wash and core apples, then thinly slice and lay slices on the cookie sheet.

Next, make the yogurt-cranberry sauce by adding cranberries, honey and plain yogurt to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.

Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and drizzle with warmed nut butter.

Finally, drizzle the cranberry yogurt sauce and top with dried cranberries, crushed pecans and dark chocolate. Serve immediately.

Source: DailyBurn.com


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