A fun fall treat that takes healthy eating a little less seriously! These baked apple nachos take dessert nachos to a whole other level. They’re like pie, but much easier and much healthier. If you bake them in your oven, the glorious smell would convince everyone that a traditional pie was in the making. You can even allow everyone to customize their own or you can pile on the toppings yourself!

Oven-Baked Loaded Apple Nachos [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Apples:

  • 4 apples, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Toppings:

  • 2 tablespoons nut butter of choice
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegan caramel
  • Raisins
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chocolate chips
  • Crushed graham crackers (gluten-free if necessary)

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons liquid sweetener of choice
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Slice apples into wedges. Coat skillet with coconut oil.
  3. Place sliced apples in a skillet. Drizzle any remaining coconut oil on top of the apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. If doing on a grill or a campfire, place apples in foil packet and close packet tightly. Place packet on the grate of a fire pit over a small fire, on the grill, or on hot charcoals.
  5. In the oven, bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°F.
  6. On top of a fire, bake for 8-10 minutes, until apples are soft.
  7. To make the chocolate sauce, mix the cacao powder with the coconut oil and the liquid sweetener. Microwave briefly before using.
  8. Top with desired toppings and serve! You can also set up an apple nacho bar and allow guests to serve themselves.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1006 | Total Carbs: 198 g | Total Fat: 45 g | Total Protein: 7 g | Total Sodium: 24 g | Total Sugar: 128 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.