Microwave Baked Apples with Granola

Make this warming fruit and granola family dessert in next to no time using the microwave.

Small black spatula
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
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Total Time: 15 Minutes
A small knife and fork set
Servings: 4

Ingredient List

  • Small check mark in a circle 2 large eating apples, such as Braeburn, Gala or Fuji, halved and cored
  • Small check mark in a circle 40 g sweetened dried cranberries
  • Small check mark in a circle 2 tablespoons soft light brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle 15 g unsalted butter, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle 2 Nature Valley™ Crunchy Oats & Honey Snack Bars, crushed
  • Small check mark in a circle Natural yogurt or light crème fraîche, to serve (optional)


  1. Arrange the apple halves, cut-side up, in a shallow microwaveable dish. If needed, cut a thin slice from the base of each apple half to stop them from tipping.
  2. Mix together the cranberries and sugar and spoon into the centres of the apple halves. Dot with butter. Cover with cling film, folding back one edge to allow the steam to escape.
  3. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes (timing will depend on the wattage of the microwave) until the apples are just tender. Sprinkle over the crushed granola. Serve immediately with natural yogurt or crème fraîche, if liked.


  • Try halved pears instead of the apples, if preferred.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the cores and make a deep enough indentation in each apple half for the fruit and granola filling.
  • Any flavor of Nature Valley™ Crunchy Snack Bars can be used in this recipe. Use your favourite!