Crumbled Granola in Cinnamon Baked Apple
Slice an apple in half and remove the core carefully but try to keep the ½ intact. Leave the skin on the apple. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, until the apple is tender when pricked with a fork. It’s delicious as is, but you can also drizzle some melted peanut butter on it, add some nuts, seeds or granola for a little extra oomph. You can also try pears using this method.
Good to Know:
If your mornings are too busy to allow a mid-morning snack, you could chop up the baked apple and add it to your oatmeal.
You can bake the apple the day before if you don’t have time to bake the apple on the same day you plan to eat it.
Apples are a great source of fiber. They have been credited with decreasing blood glucose levels and lowering bad cholesterol. They are a possible shield against cancer. And get this, apples contain no caffeine but instead have about 13 grams of natural sugar. These sugars provoke a similar response to caffeine because vitamins from the apple are released slowly throughout the body, making you feel more awake. So grab an apple instead of that second cup of coffee for an energy boost!