This 3-ingredient snack is popular with both kids and adults! Apple and Peanut Butter Granola Snacks help to curb those afternoon munchies. 126 calories and 3 Weight Watchers SP
These Apple and Peanut Butter Granola Snacks are far from rocket science cooking. But sometimes we all need a little snack inspiration to help us bust out of ruts. Are you with me? I’m a cheese and crackers, veggies and hummus kind of snacker most of the time. These apple and peanut butter snacks were a very welcome change from the usual.
But I haven’t relegated these to just my regular munchies times. I often make a half or full batch of these, eating one for an afternoon snack, then another two for breakfast the next morning, particularly if it’s a busy morning and there’s no time for my favorite egg breakfast.
If you get the craving for something sweet before bedtime, munch on one of these snacks to take the edge off. Plus, they work equally well as pre- and post-workout snacks – a quick hit of protein, fat and healthy carbs.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THESE APPLE AND PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA SNACKS:
Three ingredients is all it takes, my friends, assuming you have some healthy granola hand (affiliate links included)…
- Apples: Choose whichever apples you prefer, but I recommend steering away from tart apples if you are using a low sugar granola like the homemade one I used. I chose medium sized Gala apples, but there are many other varieties that would work equally well.
- Peanut butter: Not all peanut butters are created equal. Checking labels is the best way to ensure that you’re choosing one that’s good for you. Peanut butter should include 1 to 2 ingredients – peanuts and maybe salt, depending on whether you prefer salted or unsalted versions. I opt for salted versions myself. Steer clear of peanut butters that contain sugar, oil and additives. This one is my family’s favorite. Feel free to substitute with almond, cashew or another type of nut butter.
- Granola: Many store-bought granolas are chockfull of sugar and fat. It takes very little time to make homemade granola, which is what I used for these snacks – this Maple Pistachio Granola. If buying store bought granola, I recommend heading to a health food store. Look for granolas with minimal added sweeteners and plenty of whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Is apple with peanut butter a healthy snack?
If you choose a good peanut butter (see above for more discussion on this), apples and peanut butter can be a great combo for a healthy snack. Assuming you don’t have any peanut allergies, of course. Apples are naturally sweet and high in fiber. Peanut butter contains protein and satisfying fats (most of which are heart healthy monounsaturated fats).
When healthy granola is added (again, see above for additional details), you get the benefit of whole grains and additional nuts and seeds.
Other easy, healthy snacks:
Apple and Peanut Butter Granola Snacks
- Cut the stem and root ends off of each apple. Cut each apple crosswise into 3 slices. They will be about ¾-inch thick. Using a small paring knife, cut out the core of each slice.
- Spread 2 teaspoons peanut butter on each apple ring. Top each with 2 teaspoons granola, pressing the granola lightly into the peanut butter so it sticks. Serve.
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