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an overhead shot of a wooden bowl filled with fruit salad. the bowl sits on a wooden board next to a honey wand and two cinnamon sticks.

cinnamon fruit salad with chocolate chips and walnuts

Rebecca Eisenberg
Like many salads, the great beauty of this recipe is that the ingredient quantities hardly matter here. Apples, bananas, and strawberries are a must, but you can use any variety of apple and add any other fruits or berries that you like.
The splash of orange juice and sprinkle of cinnamon with the delightful hidden pockets of chocolate and crunchy toasted walnuts are what really makes this fruit salad special. Start with the recipe's recommended measurements, but you are 100% encouraged to adjust to suit your taste.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 2 medium apples (thinly sliced or diced)
  • 1 banana (thinly sliced)
  • ½ pound strawberries (thinly sliced)
  • any other fruit or berries of your choosing
  • cup orange juice
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (toasted)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange chopped walnuts on a sheet pan and toast on the top rack of the oven for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • While the nuts are toasting, prep the rest of the fruit and combine it in a large bowl.
  • Stir the fruit with the orange juice and cinnamon, adding more of each if desired, to taste.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and toasted walnuts immediately before serving. Top with additional chocolate chips and toasted walnuts if desired.


  • This fruit salad is best enjoyed same-day as the orange juice begins turning the bananas slightly mushy after that. 
  • If you want to keep the bananas as firm as possible, wait to slide and add them until right before serving. 


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