A fall inspired dessert with a healthy twist. This easy vegan apple nachos recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt! Piles of fresh apple slices with a drizzle of real pumpkin caramel sauce, sprinkled with dark chocolate chips, crushed peanuts and shredded coconut. Share with a friend, or just eat it all yourself. No one’s judging, and if they are it’s only because they’re jealous 😉
I hesitate to really call this a recipe. It’s more of an idea of how to keep you on the healthy side of sweets as fall approaches. Not to mention it’s super quick and easy, even with the pumpkin caramel sauce. We have a lot going on in our family right now, both not so great stuff and some potentially exciting things. Because of this, time is a huge factor. Simplifying things, and being okay that everything isn’t perfect, are both also really important. Read this post that my awesome blogger friend Kathy of Happy Healthy Life just posted about this topic, it’s a good one.
This isn’t my best photography, I shot it much quicker than usual. And I am perfectly fine with that, because balance is what life is all about. So these easy vegan apple nachos are here. And they are delicious, so hopefully some of you can woo your kids into thinking you kick mom butt with them like I did! Side note, I don’t shoot kids, only food, but I just had to include this hilarious shot I took of them in the moment. They seriously were looking at me like “Don’t bother us, we’re eating. Scram.”
Top 5 reasons why you need to make vegan apple nachos:
- Super easy to make. And super fast too!
- The combo of pumpkin caramel on apple slices is insanely good.
- They are a way better choice than that candy bar you were going for, yeah I saw you.
- Chocolate chips. Enough said.
- Your kids (or spouse/friend/lover) will think you are the BEST person ever.
Adjust the recipe for however many people you have. The pumpkin caramel yields about 1 cup so you will have leftovers, but it keeps well in the fridge or you can even freeze it.
Tips to prep ahead: Make pumpkin caramel sauce. Chop peanuts.
Baby/toddler food idea: Great snack for little ones who are able to eat raw apples.