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Servings:

6 or 12

Ready In:

15 Minutes

Type of Recipe:

Vegan, Vegetarian

Good For:

Breakfast, Snack

Grapples

Everyone goes nuts for this recipe!

Seriously delicious nut butter or nutella smothered, granola dipped apples – what’s not to love?

This recipe was developed in 2010 for a Boise family I was fortunate to cook for, for many years and everyone LOVED it! I suggest eating them immediately. For lasting crunch, even after a few days in refrigerator, I like to use a Paleo style, nut and seeded blend of granola. Traditional oat and or cereal blends will soften after a day.

Ingredients

6 Granny Smith Apples (cleaned, cored and halved)

1 large lemon, halved (for rubbing apples)

12 heaping tbsp. nut butter or nutella (almond, peanut, cashew, sunflower) organic only if possible

1-1/2 to 2 cups granola. (nut and seeded paleo blends like Purely Elizabeth hold the crunch for days. Or your favorite, clean, naturally sweetened brand from the cereal aisle and or bulk section)

Shallow pan for granola

Sandwich spreader

1 to 2 large food storage containers. Or six quart size Ziploc baggies.

Tip:

If making your own nut butter, use any combination of good, clean organic nuts like high fiber macadamias. Almonds, cashews and or peanuts - maybe a little coconut butter. Make your own Nutella using toasted, skinned hazelnuts (with a little cocoa & skim milk = Nutella)! Yummy! I also use pears in this recipe in the fall when they're peaked in flavor. Pears and almond butter are my favorite combo!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Prepare ingredients as suggested above.

Step 2

Rub your apples flesh with your halved lemons (each halved lemon, rubs 6 halved apples)

Step 3

Put granola in a shallow dish. Have your spreader and food storage container or baggies available.

Step 4

With a sandwich spreader, smear a halved apple with a heaping tbsp. of nut butter or Nutella. Dip your apple into the granola, then place in your desired food storage container. Store in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Note:

If making your own nut butter: use any combination of good, clean organic nuts like high fiber macadamias, almonds, cashews and or peanuts. Maybe add a little coconut oil or butter. Make your own Nutella by using toasted, skinned hazelnut’s (with a little cocoa & skim milk = Nutella)! Yummy! I also use pears in this recipe. Pears and almond butter are my favorite combo.

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