Apple Crisp, Healthy Style


It’s challenging to get my son and his friends to eat a healthy breakfast; last week I watched as a bowl of local apples gradually withered on the kitchen table.

One morning I started slicing. Reaching for a freshly made DIY Granola , I set out to entice a couple of teens into eating fruit for breakfast.

I grabbed a small mixing bowl and cut the apples into bite size bits, then showered them with nutmeg and cinnamon. I stirred the apples until they were spicy brown, and divided the mixture into two ramekin dishes (pictured here).

Then I sprinkled fresh granola over top and added a tablespoon of local apple cider for moisture.

I placed them into the toaster oven (I don’t turn on my range unless I need to) until they heated through, about 10 minutes or so at 350 degrees.

The granola turned into crunchy, gooey crisp, and the apples tasted like pie.

You can top this with yogurt if you like, vanilla works well.

Ingredients (serves 2)
1 large apple
2 tablespoons granola
2 tablespoons apple cider or juice
several shakes cinnamon, and nutmeg

1. Cut unpeeled apple into bit size bits
2. Add to a mixing bowl and sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon, stir to coat apples
3. Divide into 2 small heat proof ramekin dishes
4. Top with granola
5. Add cider or juice over top in circular motion to cover
6. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes