If you’ve been following me on Facebook and Instagram, you’ve probably caught on to the fact my go to ingredient at the moment is sunflower seed butter.
It’s the closest thing to peanut butter in terms of taste and texture and is school-friendly, since it’s peanut and tree-nut free.
As I’ve been preparing for the Yummy Snacks for Healthy Kids workshop in Baltimore on September 16th, two things I’ve been doing intentionally are making sure I have some allergy-friendly options AND recipes that kids can help make, too.
My friend and mother of three kiddos, Missy, told me that one of the keys to getting kids to eat food is to let them be a part of the process. All of the recipes I will make (including this one!) are recipes that kids can help prepare, too.
I saw lots of examples of this snack on Pinterest but wanted to make it nut-free and school-friendly and put my own spin on it.
Whether you leave it as a solo slice (pizza-style) or put two apple rings together (sandwich-style), this snack is easy to make and super versatile.
It could be made with nut butter instead of sunflower seed butter, and the possibilities for toppings (or fillings) are endless!
- 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
- 4 teaspoons hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 apple, cored and sliced
- Topping ideas: Blueberries, shredded coconut, Enjoy Life chocolate chips, chopped nuts, raisins, goji berries, etc.
- Combine sunflower butter, hemp seeds, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Remove core from apple and cut apple into 1/2 inch discs.
- Spread sunflower butter on each apple slice and put toppings on one slice. Make an apple “sandwich” by pressing the remaining slice on top. Repeat until the apple is gone! 🙂
Yummy! Apples just add a crunchy touch. Great idea!