5-Minute “Apple Pie”


A few years ago I tried a simple recipe for microwaved apple that I’d found on self.com or somewhere similar. I thought it was delicious and never forgot about it.

These days, while I still (often) enjoy dessert, I’m also trying to eat clean whenever possible. I started wondering the other day if there was a way to make a single-serving/clean/easy version of apple pie. I decided to start with that old self.com recipe, add in some new ingredients, and see how it turned out. I loved it on the first try!

The process is so simple and quick. You will need one apple, some yogurt, granola, cinnamon/nutmeg/cloves, and sweetener of your choice.


Chop the apple into large pieces.


Add about a teaspoon of cinnamon, and just a pinch of the nutmeg and cloves. Drizzle with sweetener of your choice (I used Agave syrup). Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.


Let it sit for a minute, as it will be really hot. (You can stop here and eat it this way too!)


Sprinkle with a bit of granola (around 1/4 cup), add a dollop of Greek yogurt, and sprinkle with more cinnamon, if desired.


I love this dish so much. It’s comforting, filling, balanced, and light on calories (especially if you use a light hand with the granola). I think it would also be great for breakfast! I hope you can give it a try!

Five-Minute Healthy “Apple Pie”

Makes 1 serving

1 apple
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of cloves and nutmeg
1/4 cup granola
2 dollops Greek yogurt
Agave syrup


Chop apple into large pieces. Sprinkle with cinnamon and other spices. Drizzle with sweetener. Microwave for 90 seconds.

Stir warm apple mixture and let it sit for a minute or two to cool. Sprinkle with granola, add yogurt on top, and sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy!

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  • Vivienne Chen

    Jess, i adore quick wholesome desserts like this! Perfect for afternoon snack or after dinner treat :) Just bought some Chobani Greek yogurt here, might give it a go sometimes :)

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      Thanks so much Vivienne!! I hope you enjoy it, and hope you’re well! :)

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