Monday, April 9, 2012

Apple Nachos-- So Simple, It's Almost Not Fair

Again, I sing the praises of StumbleUpon. Last night, winding down from a good Easter weekend, I was surfing the site and found this... this simplistic, yummy, adaptable idea, and knew I had to try it myself. My way.

These were gone quickly
Apple Nachos.

... yeah.

You'll only need a few ingredients, nothing measured specifically:


  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • raw honey
  • almond butter (be bold and go with crunchy)
  • vanilla extract
  • unsweetened shredded coconut
  • *optional: lemon juice

  1. Grab all your ingredients, a knife, a plate, a microwave-safe bowl, and a microwave (obviously)
  2. Was that too hard for you? Hope not, because now you need to core and slice the apple into fairly thin pieces
  3. Wipe the sweat from your brow and arrange the slices on your plate. Catch your breath
  4. Combine a large spoonful of crunchy almond butter, a dash of vanilla extract, and a teaspoon of raw honey in your microwave-safe bowl, and nuke for 30-40 seconds (do this in 10-second blocks with stirring in between), or until it's thin like a syrup
  5. Drizzle onto your apple chips/slices
  6. Sprinkle generous amounts of unsweetened shredded coconut onto the whole thing
  7. Enjoy as a snack OR a side to a brunch-y type meal OR even a dessert
Why is the lemon juice listed as "optional"? Lemon juice keeps the flesh of exposed fruit, particularly apples, from browning when they're cut and exposed to oxygen. But in this case, you'll probably eat the apple nachos so fast, they won't have time to brown... I did...

Next time, I think I'm going to try baking the apples, see if that brings out different flavors. As it is, this was a perfect addition to my bacon and mushroom Mini Frittatas and almond white tea.

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