Apple pie is a classic fall dessert that sounds downright wholesome. Apples have a lot of great stuff going for them! They're a great source of vitamin C (important for immune system function and supporting healthy skin), plus filling fiber.
Unfortunately, the reality of apple pie is more like a slab of sugar, flour, and butter with a little peeled apple thrown in. Sure, you could bake a whole slimmed-down pie, but portion size still factors in, and if you know it's hard for you to keep it real when you've got pie in the house, then this healthy dessert is for you.
In less than five minutes you can enjoy this tasty apple pie-inspired dessert that just happens to be healthy. You'll enjoy rich apple flavor along with a boost of fiber.
You can make this in any microwave-safe mug, bowl , or ramekin. Feel free to enjoy right out of the bowl you make it in or transfer to a pretty dessert cup. This is delicious as is, but if you want to add more staying power or to turn this into breakfast, add plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or your favorite nut butter.
Healthy microwave apple pie for one
1 apple, chopped
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg)
1 tablespoon rolled oats
1. Toss ingredients together until well combined in a microwave safe mug or bowl.
2. Microwave in 1-minute intervals, stirring in between, until apple slices are soft. This should take 2-3 minutes total.
Allow to cool before eating. Enjoy plain or with desired toppings.
Nutrition information via USDA supertracker:
95 Calories, 1 gram protein, 23 grams total carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 15 grams total sugar (0 grams added sugar), 1 gram fat, 9% vitamin C needs.
Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian, health coach, and writer with a passion for helping others experience a happier, calmer life and a balanced relationship with food. For those in need of some healthy-eating inspiration, Jess created five day's worth of delicious make-ahead lunches to make it even easier to eat well on a busy day. For more information on Jess, check out her website and follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.