Microwave Baked Apples with Granola

Good-for-you apples and oat-filled granola bars create a homey dessert. The microwave makes it extra-easy.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
large crisp apples (such as Braeburn, Gala or Fuji)
2
tablespoons raisins or sweetened dried cranberries
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
4
teaspoons butter or margarine, softened
4
Nature Valley™ crunchy granola bars (2 pouches from 8.9-oz box) (any flavor), crushed
Milk, cream or fruit-flavored yogurt, if desired

  • 1 Cut apples in half lengthwise. Using spoon, remove and discard cores, making at least a 1-inch indentation in each apple half. In microwavable pie plate, arrange apple halves, cut sides up. If needed, cut thin slice off bottoms to keep halves from tipping.
  • 2 Fill each apple half evenly with raisins and brown sugar; dot with butter. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one edge 1/4 inch to vent steam.
  • 3 Microwave on High 5 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender. Top each with granola. Serve with milk.

Expert Tips

Traditional baking apples such as Granny Smith, Rome Beauty and Greening can also be used for a less-sweet taste.

Easily crush the granola bars right in the pouch with your fingers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.