I went on the Whole30 program (well, I call it Whole29.5) because eliminating sugar was one of my goals — I have a sweet tooth which is an understatement. While on the plan, I was worried I’d have cravings I wouldn’t be able to satisfy and that turned out not to be the case. First, because I was eating healthy and clean, I had almost no cravings and when I did, it wasn’t the same. I found I could easily create a snack I’d enjoy.
I found Medjool Dates were the perfect bite and a great way to sweeten anything. When I wanted something more substantial, I created this gooey treat which reminds me of my favorite taffy apples I ate as a kid. It’s sweet and crunchy and filling. This is also wonderful for breakfast and it’s good served hot or cold.
Start with some apples… I prefer sweet apples rather than tart but use whichever you like — or mix them.
Toss in some dates, unsweetened coconut flakes, cinnamon, almonds (or nuts of your choice) drizzle some almond butter, and you’re good to go.Print
Whole30/Paleo “Taffy Apple”
A crunchy and gooey, healthy and delicious snack anytime. Even makes a great breakfast.
1 apple cut into cubes
1 tbs almond butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tbs slivered almonds
2 Medjool Dates, cut into small bites
Toss everything into a bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Drizzle almond butter over the apples, nuts, and coconut flakes.
Serve warm or cold.
You can add any sort of nuts — cashews or pecans are two of my favorites.
If you want another recipe with apples, check out my homemade applesauce that requires NO Peeling and it’s ready in 4 Minutes.
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