Microwave Baked Apples with Granola

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

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know
Traditional baking apples such as Granny Smith, Rome Beauty and Greening can also be used for a less-sweet taste.
How-To
Easily crush the granola bars right in the pouch with your fingers.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 27g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.