Raw apple doughnuts
Costs: Cheap as chips
Skill level: Easy peasy
Apple doughnuts are the latest healthy food trend to hit social media and we’re fully on board. You’ve probably seen them all over Pinterest and Instagram, but you won’t believe how easy and fun it is to make them at home. Made with just raw apple slices and coloured cream cheese or yoghurt, they’re a great way to get the kids eating more fruit and increase their five-a-day in a fun way. This fruity snack is also a much more nutritious alternatives to normal doughnuts without the sugar crash, and we promise they’ll love them just as much. The natural sugars in the apples are a great source of energy for little ones, so it’s a good option for a healthy breakfast or a delicious snack in between meals. With only four ingredients, you can make these delicious apples doughnuts in just 5 minutes, and the best part is that because it’s such a simple and easy process, the whole family can get involved. Let the kids make the holes on their apple slices, and then watch them get creative with their favourite toppings. We love yoghurt and granola for breakfast time and cream cheese with a dash of sprinkles for a yummy afternoon snack, but you can use anything you’d like to top your apple doughnuts – just combine a creamy spread with a crunchy topping on top of an apple slice and you're good to go. For a more indulgent version, why not cover the apple doughnuts with nut butter and sprinkle with chocolate chips?
- Cream Cheese
- Food colouring
- Toppings like sprinkles, granola or berries
- Cut apple into thin slices. Using a piping nozzle, make a hole in the middle of the apple slices.
- Mix food colouring with cream cheese.
- Spread yoghurt or coloured cream cheese on top of the apple slices and cover with your toppings of choice.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.