Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Whip It Up Wednesday: Breakfast Apple Crisp (It's Healthy!)

Last week my husband ordered a 40 Lb box of honey crisp apples. Needless to say, even after he made many, many jars of both applesauce and apple butter, we were still swimming in apples that needed to be eaten! I was trying to get creative with them and stumbled upon this idea. It came about because, well, I was craving apple crisp.  And it was breakfast time.

breakfast apple crisp

Super Healthy Breakfast Apple Crisp

2 medium sized apples, peeled, cored and sliced fairly thin
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
approximately 1/4 cup granola (any kind)
Vanilla yogurt (I used Greek--it's amazing and tastes like ice cream)

*This recipe makes two servings, and takes about ten minutes start to finish to make.*

1. Put your sliced apples in a microwave safe bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg on top, then drizzle with 2 of the 3 Tbsp of honey (save the other one for the topping).

breakfast apple crisp

2. Steam your apples in the microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of your apples and how soft you want them. I like super soft apples I can cut with a spoon, so mine went in for the full four minutes. I use an embarrassingly low-tech way of steaming my apples. I put them in my bowl, then I put a microwave safe plate over the top. This forms enough of a seal that my apples get perfectly steamed! But if you have a classier way of steaming things in the microwave, feel free.

breakfast apple crisp

See what I mean? Pretty low-tech.

3. When the apples are done steaming, let them sit for about two minutes. This will let them get cool enough that the cinnamon and honey will come together into a delicious syrup, and the yogurt won't melt when you add it. When you take off the lid, it will look like this:

breakfast apple crisp

Also, I'm using hot pads in this picture for a reason! The bowl and plate will be HOT. So please be careful!

4. Stir your apples to evenly coat in the honey and spices, then top with your granola and a scoop of yogurt. Drizzle the rest of the honey on top, then devour! This recipe officially got Husband and Child tested last Sunday morning and it was a huge hit. My husband has already requested a peach version as well as a mixed berry. Enjoy!



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