For this month’s RecipeRedux, the theme is perfect for the first day of summer: pies! Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy to bake a pie – but I realize others probably want to eat pie, but don’t have time to bake either, so here’s my solution: a mug pie. Single serving, one whole apple, and a few little extra ingredients will get you from 0 to eating pie in 10 minutes! Apples have a wide array of health benefits, on top of being affordable and stocked year-round (with pretty good quality thanks to their storage abilities). I always keep the skin on for extra fiber and nutrients!
- 1 apple
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds or pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 graham cracker
- dollop (2 ounces) vanilla greek yogurt
Chop apple in a small dice (skin on!), and toss in a bowl with the nuts, seasonings, sugar, vanilla and cornstarch to coat. Place in a mug, and cover with a lid or piece of parchment. Microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes. Meanwhile, crumble/smash graham cracker until small crumbs form. When apple filling is cooked (soft to a fork) in the microwave, sprinkle cracker crumbs over and add yogurt. Enjoy!
Click the blue frog to see the rest of this month’s healthier pies!