Apple Donuts: The Perfect Family Snack - The Flexible Chef
Do you love donuts, but hate to look like you love donuts? I've got the perfect recipe for you! Watch as I show you how to make my amazing apple donuts.

Apple Donuts: The Perfect Family Snack

Do you love donuts, but hate to look like you love donuts? I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! These healthified “apple donuts” may taste like a guilty treat, but they’re simply fresh apple slices topped with a little sweetened up peanut butter and dark chocolate. Add some sprinkles, gluten-free cookie crumbs, nuts, or toasted coconut for an extra kick.

This sweet treat is both parent and kid-approved. Watch the video below as my kids and I whip up a batch:

Apple Donuts


  • 2 Large apples
  • 1/2 Cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Pack high-quality dark chocolate chips
  • Cookie crumbs, sprinkles, nuts, or toasted coconut, for topping


  1. Cut apples into 1/4" rounds. 

  2. Using a biscuit cutter, cut each apple round into a perfectly-shaped circle.

  3. Using a small round cookie cutter, cut the center out of each apple round. This will leave you with a donut shape. Set apple slices aside.

  4. Mix together peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt. 

  5. Using your hands, mound about a teaspoon of the sweetened up peanut butter mixture onto each apple slice. Set aside. 

  6. Melt one bag of dark chocolate chips in a double boiler and then dip each peanut butter-coated apple round in the chocolate.

  7. Before the chocolate hardens, add desired toppings. 

  8. Lay each apple donut on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate to set. 

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