Healthy Apple Nachos

Healthy Apple Nachos

If the fact that these healthy apple nachos are paleo, dairy, and, gluten free doesn’t sell you then maybe their simple 5-minute preparation and absolutely delicious flavour will! Five simple ingredients and five minutes is all you need to prepare this nutritious, decadent snack.

Moms, I know your time is precious and for this reason I challenge you to attempt this recipe. It can’t be any harder than walking over to the pantry, rummaging through the shelves in search of a healthy snack, settling the kids at the table, unwrapping said snack, and pouring a glass of milk. Ok, it might take a few more minutes than that (like 2 minutes!), but the end product is unequivocally better than any packaged food item you might have lingering in the pantry.

Healthy Apple Nachos

This recipe was definitely an impromptu one. My mind was food fantasizing (as it often does) while slicing some apples for afternoon snack. And so, healthy apple nachos were born. And they were so well-received that I confidently confirm that these babies are here to stay!

We couldn’t get enough of these! We love the combination of these particular flavours however, you can add any toppings you’d like, such as;

  • sliced or slivered walnuts, almonds, or cashews
  • peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • salted or raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • melted white chocolate
  • caramel sauce
  • date paste (fresh dates blended with water and lemon zest)
  • fresh berries, such as raspberries or strawberries
  • lemon or orange zest
  • crumbled cookies or chocolate bars

Healthy Apple Nachos

These healthy apple nachos are an explosion of flavours and textures in every bite-creamy nuts, crunchy chia seeds, sweet coconut flakes, decadent chocolate sauce all smothered over fresh, tart apples. And they’re healthy too, especially if you choose to prepare homemade chocolate sauce. Just blend coconut oil, cocoa powder, and sweetener in a small food processor, and voila! (And there’s the extra minute or two I previously referred to!)

Healthy Apple Nachos

: Serves 2
: 5 min

If the fact that these healthy apple nachos are paleo, dairy, and, gluten free doesn’t sell you then maybe their simple 5-minute preparation and absolutely delicious flavour will! Five simple ingredients and five minutes is all you need to prepare this nutritious, decadent snack. Moms, I know your time is precious and for this reason I challenge you […]


Healthy Apple Nachos
    2 large green apples
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil + 1 tbs. dark cocoa powder + 2 tbs. raw honey (or 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted)
  • 3-4 tbs. crushed pecans or nut of choice, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds (optional)
  • 2 tbs. unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

Heat the coconut oil, honey, and cocoa powder in a small bowl for 25-30 seconds or until melted. Stir until smooth and combined. Cut the apple in half with a large knife (peel if desired) then cut into quarters. To remove the core, stand each quarter piece up onto the cutting board and run the knife down the apple slice, about 1/2 – 3/4 inch from the core. Once the core is removed, discard then slice each quarter piece as finely or as thick as desired.

Arrange the apple slices on a large plate. Drizzle over the chocolate sauce and garnish with coconut flakes, chia seeds, and pecans, or ingredients of choice. Serve immediately while the chocolate sauce is still warm or set aside for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate sauce hardens. Whichever serving option you choose, they’re both equally delicious!

80 thoughts on “Healthy Apple Nachos”

  • What a great idea!! So much easier to make and to eat than caramel apples ( my fave!!)…noticed someone mentioned Nutella as a topping! Yes!!

  • I love apple nachos! What a nice way to keep it healthier by using dark chocolate (we usually use nutella)

  • These look like they would make a fun healthy (semi-healthy) snack for the kids on the weekends.

  • themommyfiles 9 years ago

    Healthy Apple Nachos look and sound delicious! Plus, they seem really east to make!

  • Cherri Littleton Megasko 9 years ago

    The addition of the chia seeds really intrigues me. I haven’t used them for cooking yet but I’m anxious to give them a try.

  • katrina g 9 years ago

    those look really good. i’ll have to try these soon.

  • Ourfamilyworld 9 years ago

    I have never tried apple nachos. They look so good and what a healthy option to the regular nachos

  • Stockpiling Moms 9 years ago

    We LOVE healthy apple nachos! A great dessert without wrecking your diet! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lynn Dee 9 years ago

    Healthy indeed! We love nachos but the chips and cheese kind of nachos. But this is something that I have no doubt we will love too since it has chocolate chips and pecans in it. 🙂

  • Terri Lynn Grothe 9 years ago

    This is totally amazing

  • mail4rosey 9 years ago

    This is a good way to get the kids diving in to something healthy. 🙂 Everyone loves apples and these look amazing.

  • When I envisioned ‘apple nachos,’ I didn’t expect to see a photo like that. This recipe sounds and looks really appetizing! I love how everything doesn’t look ‘overdone.’

  • Rochkirstin Santos 9 years ago

    The recipe looks easy to follow however finding the‌ ingredients and preparing for them is quite the challenge here. Maybe it’s time to revisit local markets which are farther from home to discover new things. 🙂

  • Danielle 9 years ago

    I never in a million years thought to make something like this. Great idea! Although I’m not a fan of dark chocolate – I bet it tastes good mixed with the apple!

    • I’m not much of a fan either however, you can sweeten the sauce as uch as you need to buy adding extra agave or whichever liquid sweetener you use!

  • Rebecca Swenor 9 years ago

    This is truly an awesome idea indeed. I never thought of having apple nachos but I will have to make these for sure. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • These are so creative and they look so delicious. I can’t think of these as nachos though haha, but I will gladly have these anytime as a snack.

  • Ashley 9 years ago

    I can’t in good conscious call these “nachos”, but it looks amazing!!! I looooove apples with peanut butter, and never thought about adding other yummy goodness to them!

  • This would be the perfect dessert for my sweet tooth kids. It has everything that I want them to have but it’s sweet enough for them.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms 9 years ago

    Omg these look delicious!!!! I love apples so I will definitely be giving these a try!!

  • I totally need to re-create these! These look SO awesome. Never thought to use apples.

  • Chrystal M. 9 years ago

    Oh yum. I make a similar apple nacho but I use coconut oil instead of olive oil and I haven’t thought to put chia seeds on them. Will have to try this next time.

  • Angela christoper 9 years ago

    Oh! My kids would love this, I’ve never made them this nachos with apple.

  • These look really good. I bet they would taste amazing if they were baked in the oven too!

  • I love this take on “nachos” :). So creative. And with all those toppings, I bet any kid (or adult, for that matter), would find themselves digging in. I know my toddler would love to help make this dish. Although we’d have to leave off the coconut…my husband isn’t a fan ;).

  • ashleigh walls 9 years ago

    These look so delicious! My son really loves apples, this is a great new way to serve them.

  • Carra D 9 years ago

    Oh lala! I always say Im going to make apple nachos and haven’t. Thanks for the yummy reminder 😉

  • Kristen 9 years ago

    yum. these look good. I prefer green apples over red. I might add some snickers on top though 🙂

    • Me too! Actually, I don’t like red apples that much at all. I find that they also lack that crunch that green apples have. Snickers do sound good too 😉

  • Krysta 9 years ago

    Not only does it sound delicious and pretty healthy too, it LOOKS fantastic! The colors and arrangement is stunning! Great job!

  • Very nice recipe! I am sure my family would enjoy this very much, especially since it is so healthy. Thank you!

  • Wow, this looks so good. I would of never thought of giving my daughter something like this. I’m so trying it.

  • That looks so scrumptious! I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try sometime.

  • Joyce Duboise 9 years ago

    These are LITERALLY making my stomach growl. Wow. I am shocked that they are healthy because they look so good. This is an awesome and creative idea! I will definitely be trying this. Very Pinterest worthy 🙂

  • Jackie 9 years ago

    This is perfect for Pinterest. You seriously just made me hungry with the awesome photos. It like a caramel apple with chocolate instead and fruit?! YUMMMMM

  • Looks really delicious though i am not a dark chocolate fun at all.

  • Kelly Hutchinson 9 years ago

    Those look so good! It is like the best of both worlds with the fruit and chocolate!

  • Kori 9 years ago

    That does look really good! We love eating apples so I know this would go over so well with our household.

  • Ann Bacciaglia 9 years ago

    This looks like such a delicious snack. It would be a great way to get the kids to eat more apples.

  • Jeanine @ 9 years ago

    Yep. Trying thus STAT! This looks amazing. We are huge apple fans at our place so this would be gobbled up in seconds no doubt!

  • chubskulit 9 years ago

    Oh my gosh, that makes me want to go to the store right now and grab a bag of granny smith apples! I will try this sometime soon!

  • Robin Rue 9 years ago

    I am totally drooling over these right now. Holy moly, they sound delicious – and healthy!

  • Amanda 9 years ago

    These look absolutely mouthwatering. I love the added touch of the coconut if I could I’d out it on everything.

  • Elizabeth O. 9 years ago

    Who knew that nachos can be healthy too? I love all the
    combinations you shared!

  • Gabriel Bregg 9 years ago

    Great Idea – The cool part is that you can make endless varieties also, different fruits, nuts, toppings. I’m jealous I didn’t think of this

  • michele d 9 years ago

    My kids would be all over this. They love apples. This is great!

  • Nina Say 9 years ago

    I prefer this over regular nachos. I could imagine the nice kick of tartness from the apples.

  • These are my kind of nachos. I’d love to snack on these! The chocolate sauce sounds great for these!

  • WEMAKE7 9 years ago

    I just had nachos today but unfortunately not the healthy kind. These look amazing and I’m definitely going to make these next time.

  • Jamie Yonash 9 years ago

    Wow, these look so good! I would have never thought to make apple nachos!

  • Jesica H 9 years ago

    I am allergic to apples, but man I wish I wasn’t! This looks amazing!!!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle 9 years ago

    What a great way to enjoy a tasty healthy snack! I absolutely love it. Thanks so much!

  • mail4rosey 9 years ago

    What a fun treat to make that everyone in the house is going to love! It photos up pretty too. 😉

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