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Apple Doughnut – Snack

Families Magazine is proud to bring you healthy and easy to make snacks with recipes included! Apples are a great snack for kids. Research shows apples are more effective than a glass of (semi-skimmed) milk at reducing morning munchies1. Kids who regularly eat apples are more likely to have a lower BMI, better overall nutrition, a better diet and be at lower risk of obesity2.


Our apple doughnut snack recipe makes 3 serves per person, and prep time is just 5mins. The best part is this fills tummies whilst also being a fun, creative activity for children. Win, win!


  • 1 apple per person (creates 3 ‘doughnuts’).
  • Peanut Butter or other nut butter, or cream cheese, ricotta or yoghurt. You could even use nutella!
  • Grapes, sultanas, seeds, nuts, desiccated coconut, cinnamon, anything you like.


  1. Remove the core and then slice the apple horizontally into thirds.
  2. Top with the spread of your choice over the cross section of the apple.
  3. Decorate with any desired toppings.

Quick, easy and super tasty – the perfect afternoon snack and activity for kids.

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Article References

  1. Rumbold, P.L.S., C.J. Dodd-Reynolds, and E.J. Stevenson, Informing primary school nutritional policy: effects of mid-morning snacks on appetite and energy control. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2013. 4(5): p. 529-537
  2. O’Neil, C.E., T.A. Nicklas, and V.L. Fulgoni, Consumption of apples is associated with a better diet quality and reduced risk of obesity in children: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2010. Nutrition Journal, 2015.
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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