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Granola Apple Rings

A satisfying snack that is sweet, salty, hearty and delicious.

These simple yet satisfying Granola Apple Rings are totally worth it. In fact, I couldn’t help but eat them while taking pictures, something I usually save till I’m completely done with a photo shoot.

 

Apples and peanut butter are the perfect combination. And for some reason, adding a touch of honey and a hearty homemade granola takes this old favorite up about 10 notches for me. I love the natural sweetness from the apple, honey and cinnamon, with the satisfying crunch of a crisp apple and fresh granola. The peanut butter is the salty goodness to glue it all together. This is a snack that will definitely satisfy and give you a little energy boost.

I like to make my own granola (click here for recipe) so I can add the things I like, and leave out the things I don’t. But you can definitely use a store-bought granola to save on time.

These are pretty easy to make but, I thought I’d do a little picture tutorial anyway.

 

Slice your apple across, don’t worry about the core or stem. We’ll get rid of those next.

 

Using an apple corer or very small cookie cutter, cut out the core and stem of all the apple slices. I used the inner cookie cutter of my Jammie Dodger cookie cutter set.

 

Next, pat dry your apples with a paper towel. This is so the peanut butter mixture will adhere better.

In a small bowl, combine 1/8 cup peanut butter with 1 tablespoon honey; mix well. Spread a tablespoon or so of this mixture onto your apple ring.

 

Press your apple ring, peanut butter side down, into the granola. Voila!

If you want it to look nice-n-tidy, gently press any “fly away” granola pieces back into the peanut butter-honey mixture and enjoy! Oh, and keep a napkin near by because it might get a little messy for the little ones.

  

Granola Apple Rings

(adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny)

Ingredients
1 apple, sliced cross-wise and cored
1/8 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup Granola 

Directions
Slice your apple cross-wise. Using an apple corer or very small cookie cutter, cut out the core and stem of the apple slices. Next, pat dry your apples with a paper towel. This is so the peanut butter mixture will adhere better. In a small bowl, combine 1/8 cup peanut butter with 1 tablespoon honey; mix well. Spread a tablespoon or so of this mixture onto your apple ring. Press your apple ring, peanut butter side down, into the granola. Enjoy!

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