Sorry, avo toast: Loaded apple rings are my new favorite healthy snack


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Some of the best breakfast foods—from sky-high stacks of pancakes to loaded breakfast burritos—are typically heavy on the gluten and sugar. But if you’ve been trying to figure out a new way to get creative with morning mealtime, drop the sweet potato and grab an apple.

Apple toast, rounds, cookies, rings, donuts—whatever you want to call ’em, they’re all totally underrated. The crunchy fruit makes the ultimate vessel for basically anything you want to top it with, from nut butters and dark chocolate to coconut flakes and granola. If you’ve yet to feast upon the low-carb, gluten-free treat, here’s your chance: There are five tasty combos to start with that will leave you wishing you could eat breakfast every meal of the day.

These 5 apple toast toppings are great for every craving

Photo: Jamie Geller

1. Apple donut rings

These apple rings get a nice crunch from some antioxidant-packed cacao nibs.

Photo: Rachel Schultz

2. Apple cookies

Top your crunchy apple slices with a variety of nuts for a protein-packed way to start the day.

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3. Sliced apple ‘donuts’

These apple rounds are slathered with ingredients like nut butter, homemade Nutella, and raw chocolate sauce for a melt-in-your-mouth combo.

Photo: A Few Shortcuts

4. Healthy apple cookies

Like keeping things simple? Then stick to PB, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips.

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5. Chocolate hummus apple rings

Nut butters are cool, but this chocolate hummus is a uniquely delicious apple topper.

Looking for more breakfast ideas? Try some healthier takes on grits, homemade cinnamon rolls, or some of the best plant-based breakfast finds around.

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