Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Sugar-Free Sliced Apple "Cookies"
I've got a fun easy recipe today for healthy sliced apple "cookies."
They are a great no-bake alternative to traditional cookies whenever a craving for a sweet treat strikes.
Now that cookies and other baked treats that are high in sugar have gotten so "expensive" with SmartPoints, I'm seeking out more natural fruit-based alternatives.
While these skinny apple oatmeal cookies are a healthy choice with only 3 SmartPoints.
No-Bake Sugar-Free Sliced Apple "Cookies" Recipe Notes
I've discovered that when it comes to sweet cravings, apples are a great choice.
They're crunchy, they're sweet, and best of all, they're a good source of fiber, which allows fruit to deliver its sweetness slowly, preventing insulin spikes that can lead to diabetes and damage to the blood vessels.
While plain apples are always a good choice, sometimes it can be fun to fancy them up with other healthful ingredients that are also a little decadent.
In this simple sweet snack, apple slices are topped with a smidgen of almond butter, banana slices, cinnamon, and dark cocoa powder.
Why settle for a cookie when you can nibble on this nourishing sweet treat instead?
I've made these sliced apple "cookies" several times since first discovering them.
I can enjoy a whole plate for the same SmartPoints of just one of these salted peanut chocolate chip cookies (a good healthy choice when only a more traditional cookie will do.)
It's a deliciously fun way to get your apple a day.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Cookies?
The entire recipe has just 245 calories and:
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
No-Bake Sliced Apple "Cookies" Recipe Variations
different nut butters - substitute a different nut or seed butter for the almond butter such as peanut butter, cashew butter, walnut butter, sunflower seed butter, sesame seed butter (tahini), pumpkin seed butter, soy butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, etc.
different fruits - the flavor will be different depending on the variety of apple you choose. This would also work with pear slices and Asian apple pears.
different toppings - leave out the cocoa powder if it seems to bitter for you. Experiment with a dash or other sweet spices such as cardamom, nutmeg, ginger or cloves. Finely chopped candied ginger or dark chocolate would be nice, as would a sprinkling of shredded coconut.
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Sugar-Free Sliced Apple "Cookies" Recipe
- 1 apple, cored and sliced into ½-inch rounds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- ½ banana, thinly sliced
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cocoa powder
- Put the apple slices on a plate and spread the almond butter on each slice.
- Arrange the bananas on top and sprinkle with the cinnamon and cocoa powder.
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
This video demonstrates how to make 3 different easy, healthy snacks with fresh apples:
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