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We love donuts in our house. Fluffy or Cake. Chocolate or Maple. Glazed or Filled. It doesn’t really matter. We love them. Unfortunately, donuts are not the healthiest choice. It’s great as an occasional treat, but we like them more than that! When my daughter asked for a donut the second day in a row, I decided Frosted Apple ‘Donuts would be the best option.
These start super healthy: a sliced apple. Not much is healthier than an apple! I like them crisp and tart so we went with Granny Smith apples, but basically any apple would work perfectly for this treat! We used a creamy peanut butter frosting. My thought process was: if we’re going to have frosting, at least we can have some protein in it. We topped our apple donuts with sprinkles and chocolate chips. The topping options are essentially endless, though!
What You’ll Need for Frosted Apple Donuts:
Melted Chocolate (To Drizzle)
Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter
Powdered Sugar
How To:
First we whipped up some peanut butter frosting. I scooped about 1/2 cup of peanut butter into a bowl. I added about 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and about 2 TBS of milk to start.
Stir. I let my daughter do it.Apple Donuts 2
If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar. If it’s too thick, add more milk. Just a little bit at a time.
Next I sliced the bottom and the top off of the apple.
Taking the knife I took the core out of the apple.
Next, I sliced the apple horizontally, about 1/2 inch thick.
I laid the apple slices on a cookie sheet.
I set out the frosting, melted chocolate, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.
Decorating Time! This is where my daughter had the most fun. I didn’t give her any instructions besides decorate the apples to look like donuts.Kids Can Cook Healthy-ish Dounuts (1)
My daughter played such a major role in making this delicious snack! I used the sharp knife, but she basically did the rest. She has learned so much in the couple years that she has been in the kitchen with me. Sometimes it is hard to have a little one on my heels while I am trying to cook or bake, while other times it is so helpful!
Regardless, though, even when it is stressful, it is important to me that my daughter learns to cook. I have so many great memories in the kitchen with my mom and grandma. They were great teachers and I plan to be the same way with my little princess.
We had so much fun making them AND eating them that I decided to make a list of different ways we’d like to try them. My daughter helped me make this list. Can you tell which ones were her ideas?
Frosting Ideas
Cream Cheese
Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Frosting From A Jar (Guess who thought of this one?)
Ideas for Toppings:
Chopped Nuts
Gummy Bears
Crumbled Bacon
Cinnamon & SugarApple Donuts 3
Do you have any other frosting or topping ideas? Have you made ‘donuts’ with something besides dough?
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Deanna HershbergerPlay Dough & Popsicles