Healthy Apple Donuts

Apple Donuts are a quick healthy snack

Apple Donuts are a quick healthy snack

A quick healthy apple donut snack can be a game-changer around 2pm. When lunch wears off and dinner is still hours away, its tempting to head to Starbucks, but I challenge you to reach for these and enjoy a large glass of fruit-infused water.

Now, donuts come in many forms and these def arent something youd find at Dunkin’. Yet if healthy habits are what youre going for, I hope you try this tasty 5-minute snack.

They are crunchy, crispy, and slightly sweet little guys. The flavor varies depending on what toppings you use, which means you can easily customize based on your cravings. Ive taken these to work, made them in hotel rooms and also make them with the kids for an after school snack.

I first created these apple donuts for our 7-day cleanse program as a plant-based snack (but dont let that fool you into thinking they are nasty– they are addictively good!).

Cacao nibs, dates, blueberries and strawberries make great toppings on this apple donut recipe.

Cacao nibs, dates, blueberries and strawberries make great toppings on this apple donut recipe.

The Simple Ingredient List

The ingredient list is small, but the flavor is mighty with this recipe. You can do a variety of ingredients to create some really fun flavor combinations. All you really for this quick snack are things you probably already have on hand:

  • apple
  • spreadnut butter, coconut mana, Nutella, caramel, etc
  • toppingsomething crunchy with either a sweet or salty edge is my fav 

Top FAQs for Apple Donuts

Are these vegan apple donuts?

Depends what you use as atopping.” If you stick with plant-based ingredients that we recommend, then yes— these are vegan! If youre not vegan, feel free to try cream cheese as a fun spread.

What other types of apple donuts could I do?

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Honestly, the possibilities are endless. Cream cheese with honey. Avocado with cacao powder. Coconut mana with blueberries. Now, Im getting hungry.

Could I bake the apples first?

You could bake the apple slices first, yet they will get soft and not hold their form. You would have to serve this with a fork and plate in that case. Tasty regardless!

What can I swap for apples?

Pears and peaches that are ripe, but still firm can work as a donut base, too.

Quick Snack Recipe You Must Try

These donut-shaped apple slices are slathered in a protein-packed spread to help curb your appetite and get them ready for some tasty toppings like strawberries, bananas, shredded coconut, hemp heartsyou name it! One of the main reasons I love this apple donut recipe is because of how quick and easy it is to make, with almost no clean up.

They store well in tupperware containers in the fridge until ready to eat.

What kind of apple to use?

If you have a raging sweet tooth, Id go with a red or golden apple. I like green apples because of their lower sugar content and that tart bite that wakes up my tastebuds. Combine that with a sweet and salty topping combo (think: cashew butter with cacao nibs) and I feel like Im in heaven.

Green apples sliced on a cutting board with almond butter and hemp hearts

Green apples sliced on a cutting board with almond butter and hemp hearts


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These Apple Donuts have become a go-to snack thanks to how quick and easy they are to make. Get creative and have fun topping the apple rings with your favorite toppings.

  • 1 apple (cored and cut into 1/4-inch rings)


  • almond butter, nutella, cashew butter
  • ground cinnamon
  • shredded coconut or mana
  • hemp hearts, chia seeds or sunflower seeds
  • raisins, dried cherries or dried blueberries
  • sliced strawberries, blueberries, peaches or bananas

  1. Core the apple
  2. Slice into 1/4 inch rings
  3. Top with your favorite toppings as suggested above
  4. See, I told you these were quick!


  • You can also use slightly firm pears or peaches as your donut base
  • Green apples have less sugar than red apples for those doing our 7-Day Cleanse
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Chopping
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple donuts

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