Apple Nachos

Ingredients

  • 2 apples of choice
  • 1/4 cup natural nut butter of choice
  • small handful chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Mini Chips)
  • small handful shredded coconut
  • small handful slivered almonds
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Optional toppings:

  • hemp hearts
  • cacao nibs
  • raisins or currants
  • ground cardamom
  • pure maple syrup

Wash, core and cut your apples into 1/4 inch slices. I like to cut mine into quarters, take a small paring knife and carefully remove the core and upper and lower end where dirt may still be collected (even after washing). Lay apple quarters on a flat surface with the inside of the apple facing up, carefully slice your apple into 1/4 inch slices, you may even be able to get them into 1/8 inch slices if your extremely patient, even 1/2 inch slices is good too. Whatever thickness you prefer, no rules here! Place apple slices in a small bowl with the lemon juice, toss to coat.

Heat your nut butter just until warmed and somewhat runny. I like to heat mine by using a small silicon bowl placed in a small pot with just enough water to reach half way up the side of the silicon bowl, heat water on low and gently heat the nut butter until warm and drizzable.

On a serving plate, lay your apple slices in a single layer around the outside edge, then layer another small layer over those but towards the inside center of the plate (like shown in the picture above). Drizzle the nut butter in a circular motion, from the middle of the plate to the outside edge. You can also just zig zag the almond butter from one side to the other if you like. Again, no rules…just do what you feel is best! Top with choco chips, coconut flakes, almonds and sprinkle of cinnamon (or whatever you’ve chosen to use as your toppings). Enjoy this simple yet delicious treat!

Serves one generously, or two as a small plate.

Notes: 

Use red or green apples, you may even consider using one of each for a combination of sweet & tart.

Make this 100% raw by using raw nut butters, raw cacao chips and unsweetened shredded coconut.

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