I’m always amazed by just how many microwave recipes there are out there.
My mom has a microwave recipe book and I remember how my brother and I would spend school holidays making all kinds of things to surprise her with over lunch time. Those were fun days…it was a good thing we had that book, because us using the oven back then was a definite no-no!
Using a microwave to cook or bake is so easy and practical. It takes less time, it uses less electricity, and it sometimes gets the job done better – and faster – than what an oven would!
The other day I was hungry and needed something to snack on. It’s the middle of winter over here so the idea of eating an apple and cold yoghurt just didn’t do it for me. But we had a fruit bowl full of apples that needed to be eaten so I didn’t have much of a choice.
I decided to warm up an apple but I was in NO mood to stand over a pot at the stove.
That’s when the idea to use the microwave popped up. But I didn’t just want a boring old apple. I wanted a DESSERT. So immediately I thought of an apple pie. I honestly don’t remember the last time I had an apple pie…this definitely hit the spot.
I couldn’t believe how good it came out. Okay…it’s no gourmet apple crumble pie or anything, but it’s a pretty good substitute, it’s inexpensive, and it’s healthy. And it tastes like apple pie!
Here’s the recipe…it’s easy-peasy and so yummy!
- 1 apple
- ½ t cinnamon
- 4 t low fat plain yoghurt
- drizzle of honey (you can add syrup if you prefer)
- 2 t diced almonds (you can add a handful of nuts here too)
- Peel and chop the apple into small cubes. Place into a microwavable mug, add the cinnamon and a drop or two of water.
- Heat on high for 35 – 40 seconds.
- Top with the yoghurt, drizzle with honey, and garnish with chopped nuts of your choice.
- Add a spoon and enjoy!
I’m definitely going to be eating a lot more of these mini “apple pie” microwave recipes this winter.
The yoghurt reminds me of the cream you normally have with an apple pie, and the nuts reminded me of the crumble.
If you’re in the mood for something warm, sweet, and quick to make – I highly recommend this recipe!
Health and happiness…