Cronuts. Those little parcels of pastry that are ‘half donut half croissant’ have fast become the sweet treat of the moment, knocking the cupcake from its number one spot. But we think our healthy Apple faux-nuts are just as good! Not only are they easy on the eye, but these beauties pack a serious nutritional punch and will zap your 3:30 sugar cravings quicker than you can say chocolate. By simply slicing and coring apples and adding your favourite toppings, you can prepare a flavour to suit just about anyone! We created some delicious combos of our own, but the best thing is there’s no right or wrong when you get your cronot on!
Firstly, choose your favourite kind of apple and thoroughly wash and dry it. Take out the core, then slice your apple: about 1 cm thickness or more, just like a donut ring.
Base: Almond butter Toppings: Chopped walnuts & drizzled chocolate sauce (1 teaspoon cacao powder, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Combine all ingredients to form a sauce)
Base: Peanut butter Toppings: 3 chopped dates, pinch of salt and sprinkled with caramelized buckinis (you can buy these from health food stores or in a pan, add 2 tablespoons of raw buckwheat, 2 teaspoons of honey and ½ teaspoon of coconut oil and melt. Set aside and let cool, your buckwheat will then make delicious sticky clusters!)
Base: Greek yogurt Toppings: chopped strawberries (2-3) and coconut flakes.
Base: 2 tablespoons coconut cream, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 good pinches of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter. Mix altogether to form the sauce and spread on top. Toppings: sprinkle of chia, drizzle of honey and 1 banana slice (add more slices for a mini banoffee pie!)
Av Some Choc
Base: Chocolate avocado mousse recipe Topping: chopped pistachios (approx. 6)
Base: Mix 2 tablespoons of greek yoghurt with 1 tablespoon frozen raspberries Toppings: Granola of choice and chopped frozen raspberries.