Microwave Baked Apples with Granola

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10 Minutes Prep
15 Minutes Total
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4 Servings


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 large crisp apples (such as Braeburn, Gala or Fuji)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 tablespoons raisins or sweetened dried cranberries
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4 teaspoons butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4 Nature Valley™ crunchy granola bars (2 pouches from 8.9-oz box) (any flavor), crushed
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Milk, cream or fruit-flavored yogurt, if desired
Preparation
  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.