Healthy apple nachos layered with fresh apples, bits of chocolate, coconut flakes, and drizzled with gooey, warm nut butter and sprinkle of cinnamon. They are my new favorite quick & healthy treat!

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Ready in under 5 minutes, apple nachos make a great snack, breakfast or light lunch. They are a well loved classic loved by kids and adults alike!

Apple nachos are an easy way to get in a good dose of protein too, easily giving you about 8 grams for every 2 tablespoons of nut butter you use. Not too bad at all!

Gather some of your favorite apples and get ready to enjoy a simple, healthy and delicious treat. They are naturally vegan, gluten free, grain free and WFPB!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

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In this recipe, sliced apples are drizzled with nut butter and topped with an assortment of flavorful toppings for a quick and easy vegan snack everyone will love.

Here is everything you need, plus ideas for variations (find the measurements in the recipe card below):

  • Apples – Use your favorite apples, green or red. I love my sweet, crisp fuji apples, so that is what i used here, but tart green apples will be great too!
  • Peanut butter – Use creamy or crunchy. Also, Almond Butter, sunflower butter or your favorite nut butter would be great too.
  • Chocolate chips – You can opt for mini chocolate chips like I used here. Also, cacao nibs or carob chips are a healthy option.
  • Shredded coconut – use unsweetened or toasted would be delicious too. Not a fan of coconut, feel free to omit it.
  • Cinnamon – a dash adds a nice warm flavor and pairs well with everything!
  • Lemon or lime – This is optional, but will help to keep the apples from browning.

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How To Make Apple Nachos

(Note – The full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post)

  • Prep the apples. Wash and dry the apples. Cut them into quarters and remove the core. Slice the quarters into thin slices, about ¼ – ½ inch.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice. This is optional, but you can drizzle lemon or lime juice over the apple, mixing them to coat, to keep the apples from browning.

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  • Layer apples on a serving plate. If you can circle your apples similar to what you see above, you’ll be sure to have a little of everything on each apple slice without causing too much mess when eating. Although, I sure didn’t mind liking my fingers clean, and I’m sure you won’t mind either!

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  • Top with remaining ingredients. Warm the nut butter and drizzle in a circular motion over the apple slices. Top with shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and any other topping you like. Add a dash or two of cinnamon overtop.

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And that’s it, now you’re ready to enjoy this simple and wholesome snack!

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How To Store + Meal Prep

  • Refrigerator: Leftover nachos can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 – 4 days in a covered container.
  • Meal prep: Apple nachos are great for meal prep! I would use the lemon when prepping the apples to keep them from browning during storage. To meal prep, simply layer apples in multi-use containers (affiliate link), and layer as directed with topping for a quick and easy, grab-n-go snack or light meal.

More Healthy Snack Recipes

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
  • Stuffed Avocados
  • Cranberry Almond Energy Bites
  • Peanut Butter & Cacao Nib Rice Krispy Treats
  • Vanilla Chia Pudding
  • See all the Snack ideas on TSV!

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If you try this healthy apple nacho recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.


Updated: Apple Nachos was originally published in July 2014. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in June 2020.

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