Apple Coconut Yogurt Cups

You know how there are some foods that just taste good together?

Like apples and cinnamon.

Or apples and walnuts.

Or even apples and granola.

Oh sure, you can cut up the apples and eat these delish ingredients mixed up in a bowl.

But if you’re feeling more fancy than that, check out how fun and easy it is to make these “faux cupcakes”.

If you like coconut, you’ll have to give these yummies a try.

The flavors and textures going on are so ridiculously delicious.

And to be honest, it’s kind of fun to eat them because they’re a little bit messy, especially with maple syrup drizzled on top.

You can even pretend you’re eating the frosting off of a cupcake when you’re really eating yogurt.

They last nicely in the fridge for a few days too.

Not to mention they’re a super tasty snack, and something quick to have for breakfast.

Let’s check out the ingredients:

Red Delicious Apples (or your favorite type of apple), Plain Yogurt, Shredded Sweetened Coconut, Dried Cranberries, Lime, Granola, Walnut Pieces, Cinnamon, and Maple Syrup.
  

Here’s how to make it.

For the Filling:

In a medium size bowl,

add the yogurt,

6 tablespoons of shredded coconut,

and the dried cranberries.

Mix together, cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator while preparing the apples.

For the Apple Cups:

Cut the apples in half width-wise.

Then,

Using a small spoon (or a ¼ teaspoon), scoop out the core and seeds.

Scoop out a section of the apple that’s a bit larger than the diameter of the core (about two inches diameter).

If you happen to scoop out too much of the apple at the bottom and you see a small whole, just take some of the apple that you removed and put it back into the bottom of the apple to cover the space.

Cut the lime in quarters…..

….then

squeeze the juice from each piece of lime over the flesh and center of each apple.  The lime juice prevents the apple from turning brown.

Next,

Stir the yogurt filling again and add it in the cavity of each apple.

Also add the filling to the top of the apple so it resembles frosting on a cupcake.

Sprinkle the remaining shredded coconut on top of the yogurt filling.

Next, top with the granola….

Then sprinkle the cinnamon on top.

….and the walnut pieces.

Just before serving, drizzle the maple syrup on top.

Enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

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Apple Coconut Yogurt Cups

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Filling and Apple Cups:
1 cup Plain Yogurt
6 tablespoons Shredded Sweetened Coconut
3 tablespoons Dried Cranberries
2 Red Delicious Apples (or your favorite type of apple)
1 whole Lime

For the Toppings:
4 tablespoons Shredded Sweetened Coconut
4 tablespoons Granola
3 tablespoons Walnut Pieces
4 dashes ground Cinnamon
4 tablespoons Maple Syrup

Directions:

For the Filling: In a medium size bowl, add the yogurt, 6 tablespoons of shredded coconut, and the dried cranberries. Mix together, cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator while preparing the apples.

For the Apple Cups: Cut the apples in half width-wise. Using a small spoon (or a ¼ teaspoon), scoop out the core and seeds. Scoop out a section of the apple that’s a bit larger than the diameter of the core (about two inches diameter).

Cut the lime in quarters, and squeeze the juice from each piece of lime over the flesh and center of each apple. Stir the yogurt filling again and add it in the cavity of each apple. Also add the filling to the top of the apple so it resembles frosting on a cupcake.

Sprinkle the remaining shredded coconut on top of the yogurt filling. Then sprinkle the cinnamon on top. Next, top with the granola and the walnut pieces.

Just before serving, drizzle the maple syrup on top.

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6 Responses to “Apple Coconut Yogurt Cups”

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    baker street — September 6, 2012 at 5:22 am

    What a brilliant idea! Love the coconut yogurt stuffing in these cute little apple cups. :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 6th, 2012 @ 7:59 am

      Thank you!

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    what katie's baking — September 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    this is the cutest idea ever!! i would have so much fun eating this snack haha

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 6th, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

      Hi Katie, thank you very much. I don’t know why but it’s so fun to eat. Have a great weekend!

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    Ala — September 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    These sound like such a festive dessert tray idea–thanks for sharing a great idea! I’m a born&bred apple adorer, and a converted coconut lover, so I can’t wait to try these for a quiet fancy night at home. Cheers!

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 11th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

      Hi Ala, so glad you like it. Thank you for stopping by!

      Reply

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