Apple Pinecones

This is a fun recipe that is almost too pretty to eat. I said “almost” because one bite and you’ll gobble them up.  A perfect recipe with kids!  We made them this summer at the cooking camp I taught and they were a huge hit, such a fun way to use their creativity.

Almond Pinecones- 12 Months+


 2 large Apples
1/4 cup Almond Butter (Or Sunflower Butter for nut-free version)
1/2 cup Sliced Almonds (Or Sunflower Seeds for a nut-free version)
Celery, thin sliced
Pretzels Wash the apples and slice vertically (to make pinecone shapes). Spread with almond butter on each slice and top with a pretzel.  Cover in almonds and celery and enjoy!  Makes about 15-20 pinecones.

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Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.


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