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Hurry-Up Microwave-Baked Apples

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 2 medium-size tart apples (Granny Smith, Braeburn, Cortland, Jonathan or Fuji)
  • 1 tsp. white or brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. oatmeal 
  • 2 Tbsp. (total) raisins, sweetened dried cranberries, chopped walnuts or other nuts
  • 1 6-oz. container low-fat vanilla yogurt


Cut apples in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to remove the cores and hollow out a space 1 inch or more deep. Arrange apples halves, cut sides up, in a microwavable dish. Cut thin slices off bottoms to keep from tipping. Combine sugar, cinnamon, oatmeal, raisins and nuts. Fill each apple half. Cover with plastic wrap. Fold back one edge one-quarter to vent steam. Microwave 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or until apples can be cut easily. Remove from microwave and let sit a few minutes. Spoon yogurt over the top.

Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: about 120 calories, 2 grams (g) of fat, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber and 30 mg sodium

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