This Apple Donut recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
Can you believe it’s almost back to school time? I don’t have kiddos, but I still love back to school shopping! Stocking up on new pens, notebooks, folders, etc. I’m always shocked that it rolls around so soon now that a lot of schools start in August (I always remember school starting in September), but, again, since I don’t have kiddos, it’s always a nice reminder that Los Angeles traffic patterns are about to change again! Ha! Also, back to school makes for a nice time to start eating healthier in case you’ve been slacking off or having too much ice cream during the summer (I’m guilty!) and today I’m sharing a recipe for a healthier “donut” – the Apple Donut! Aren’t these adorable? At first glance, you might even think they’re really donuts instead of apple slices with “frosting!” I made two types – a “vanilla” donut which is frosted in pink-colored cream cheese and a “chocolate” donut which is “frosted” in peanut butter. From the top to the bottom, these are a much healthier after school snack than a regular donut. Plus, this after school snack is very budget friendly! I picked up all of the ingredients at 99 Cents Only for just $4 and it’s enough food to allow for snacks for several days depending on how many kiddos you have.
- Cream Cheese
- Peanut Butter
- Optional: Crushed Walnuts, Sprinkles, Food Dye
- First, slice your apples into round slices.
- Then use either a sharp paring knife or a metal pastry tip to core the apple slices and make them look like donuts.
- "Frost" your apple donuts with either peanut butter, colored cream cheese, or both!
- Top with crushed walnuts or sprinkles.
I was at the 99 stocking up on school supplies for my new office when I stocked up on the ingredients for my new favorite healthy “donut” snack. Do you “do the 99”? I love that they sell fresh, affordable produce that allows you to eat healthy on a budget! I bought an entire bag of apples at the 99 for 99 cents! I normally pay twice that when shopping at my local grocery store. You don’t have to be wealthy to eat healthy! And 99 Cents Only Stores have a lot of your favorite name brands at a price that can’t be beat. There is always something new and exciting and you never know what you’ll find when you “do the 99!” 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can’t be beat. If you’re looking for more Back to School inspiration, be sure to follow the 99 on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter!