Our dietitian gives us lots of apple recipes and ways to eat apples for apple picking season. Apples can be enjoyed all year round as an economical food. Although apple-picking season is coming to a close, apples will always be my favorite fruit and I eat them all year ‘round.
There are many different ways you can eat an apple besides eating it right off the core. Because I am an expert on these ways, I would like to share some recipes with you all.
Favorite Ways to Eat Apples Recipes
There are so many ways to eat apples, lets start with the easy ones first!
Peanut Butter on Apples is a no-cook apple recipe
1.) The Classic—with Peanut Butter. For some reason, peanut butter tastes great with everything, including fruit. My personal favorite is a granny smith with some crunchy peanut butter. Sometimes it’s a good idea to switch it up and use almond butter instead.
If you are feeling really adventurous, add some cinnamon and honey to the peanut butter. It’s delicious!
Baked Apples is another easy way to enjoy apples
2.) Soft and Delicious—Baked. I unfortunately had my wisdom teeth extracted over the summer. Although it wasn’t as painful as I expected, I could not eat really hard foods for a little over a week.
Instead of giving up my favorite fruit, I decided it would be a good idea to bake them!
You can use an oven, but to save some time, I used a microwave. Cut out the core, then put in on a plate and cook until the apple is soft (about 3-5 minutes). I like to add cinnamon, raisins, or syrup to switch it up!
What do you think would be a good combination?
For a fancier way to Eat Apples, look at these apple recipes.
Take a look at on of our most popular recipes: Warm Apple Cinnamon Apples with Crunchy Almond Topping
Oatmeal with Apples
3.) Best Breakfast—Apple and Oatmeal. This combination is definitely one of my favorite meals for breakfast. There are so many different variations and it’s a great way to get creative. You need to cut up about ¼ to ½ of an apple into small pieces.
Using quick of regular oats, microwave for about 30 seconds. Then add the apples (maybe some more water to the oats) and cook for another minute. You can add anything you want to this.
Sometimes I add vanilla protein powder but other times I add peanut butter.
Maybe I’ll try craisins, cinnamon, and vanilla extract next time…
Greek Yogurt with Apples
4.) Crunchy and Creamy—Apples with Greek Yogurt. For a satisfying mid-afternoon snack, I am usually in the mood for a fruit/yogurt combination—the fruit is obviously apples! Slice up your favorite(mine is granny smith or fuji) and scoop about ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt into a bowl.
I usually like to add some jelly or honey to the Greek yogurt so it’s not as sour. Sometimes I add GoLean Crunch to act as granola.
Dip the slices in the yogurt and enjoy!
Pancakes are Great Ways to Eat Apples
5.) Let’s Get Creative—Apple Pancake! Sometimes it’s fun an exciting to make an extravagant breakfast with your friends or family, and I would definitely recommend apple pancakes.
Sandwiches using Apples is fun, kid-friendly way to use apples
6.) Apple and peanut butter sandwiches. Kaitlin Williams, MPH, RD says these are great for on the go.
A kid-friendly snack so sure!
Ice cream or Nice Cream with Cinnamon Apples
7.) Warm Cinnamon Apples with Ice Cream or Nice Cream. Yum, these could definitely become your next favorite dessert.
There is something extra special about the combination of a warm, sweet crunchy food topped with ice cream.
More ways to use apples in baking is by using applesauce
8.) Use Applesauce in Baking. Enjoy delicious homemade cookies sweetened with applesauce.
The whole house will smell like wonderful while these cookies are baking in the oven.
Mason Jar Salad is another favorite way to eat apples
Apple Pecan Mason Jar Salad
Ways to Eat Apples include Adding Apples to Hash!
10.) Sweet Potato, Apple and Sausage Hash with Brussels SproutsCheck out our recipe here!
What are your favorite ways to incorporate apples into your diet?
Even more Ways to Eat Apples with these Apple Recipes:
And here are bonus recipes:
Yes, this recipe has a chopped apple in it!
And Let’s not forget one of our favorites:
Apple nachos have recently become a favorite of mine, Sliced apple drizzled in melty nut butter, chocolate, and whatever toppings your heart desires. I like to amp up the protein by sprinkling with hemp hearts, seeds, chopped nuts, etc.
I also like to add tasty toppings like cacao nibs, Lil Bucks sprouted buckwheat, chocolate chips, granola, dried fruit…the options are endless.
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–This blog has been reviewed and updated on September 9, 2021 by Rebecca Bitzer MS RD LD CEDRD
Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients. Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.