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