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Microwave Baked Apples with Granola

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Microwave Baked Apples with Granola
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Good-for-you apples and oat-filled granola bars create a homey dessert. The microwave makes it extra-easy.

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

Directions

  • 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.
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
11%
(
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
,
Sugars
27g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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