Cookin' It Up: Apples

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Get ready for some apple fun!
Apples are one of my favorite foods.

The Recipe
(This week's recipe is from Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200)

Apple 1
(The ingredients. I actually found all these gems in my cupboard! Yahoo!
The recipe calls for granola bars, but I just used packaged granola.)

(Pre-microwave cookin')

(The finished product! With a little yogurt on top!)

This recipe turned out quite well!
I'd leave out the Splenda - or just use one pack.
If you are anti-artificial sweetener, you could also use maple syrup,
and that would be yummy.
This recipe was SO easy!
You just mix all the ingredients (except the granola) and microwave for 2 minutes!
Then you let it cool and stir in the granola.

What is your favorite kind of apple?
I love to try new varieties!


  1. I am a Honeycrisp girl, through and through. Here is my super-easy recipe for Baked Apples:

    1) Core one large apple. I like Honeycrisps for this recipe.
    2) Put the cored apple in a microwave-safe bowl.
    3) Fill the cored-out middle halfway with brown sugar. You can add raisins, cinnamon, or whatever else you think might be tasty on your baked apple.
    4) Pour 1 tbsp water over the whole thing. (I like to use rum instead if I have it. Don't worry, the alcohol cooks off!)
    5) Cook it in the microwave for about a minute or until the apple is soft throughout and steaming.
    6) Enjoy! This is a great dessert-y treat for a cold fall/winter night.

  2. I like Honeycrisp apples too! I'm going to try Sarah's recipe, sounds great! Pretty much any apple with peanut butter is a treat for me. Put a raisin on top for even more deliciousness!

  3. Braeburn and Cortland are good... especially when coated with caramel. Doc says I need more potassium, so now focusing on bananas. Check this out:

    Banana Bars
    (from Rochester Post Bulletin)

    BARS: ½ c. butter, 1½ c. sugar, 2 eggs, ¾ c. sour cream, 2-3 bananas-mashed, 2 c. flour, ½ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. soda, 1 tsp. vanilla.
    Mix all ingredients well – Bake in greased jelly roll pan for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool.

    FROSTING: ½ c. melted butter, 3 c. powdered sugar, 2 Tblsp. Sour cream,1 ½ tsp. vanilla.
    Mix – beat ‘til creamy – can add milk if too dry.


  4. I love Courtland. They are a great apple to cook with or simply eat. I like making apple crisp with them. Your hot apple breakfast recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. This is fabulous! Thanks for the recipes and comments, team!