Quick Apple Jo

by Joanne on September 30, 2009

Ever really crave something sweet but you just don’t want an over abundance of that unhealthy sugar?  When this happens, I always reach for fruit.  Grapes are perfect, like eating balls of sugar that squirt sweet liquid sugar juice in your mouth when you bit into them.  Since we don’t buy grapes very often, relying on them to satisfy my sweet tooth isn’t always an option.  One fruit that is never missing from our refrigerator is the apple. 

DSC_1323 Obviously….”APPLE CRUMBLES” 

Last night when I had this intense sweet craving, I put together this simple concoction of 7 ingredients..there is a little sugar added but you certainly don’t have to add it.  Granola is very often sweet enough coupled with a beautiful, crisp, fresh apple.


Apple Jo

  • 1 Apple – peeled and cored – chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 TBS Smart Balance
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1 TBS flour

Preheat oven to 375 F. Sprinkle prepared apples with cinnamon.  Cream the Smart Balance and sugar. 

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Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the granola and flour.  Mix into the apples and spread on an aluminum pie plate.


Bake 30 to 40 minutes until browned.

DSC_1327This is a great breakfast treat, especially after a good workout.  

DSC_1331 Toast a slice for breakfast to give the top a little crispiness.

Approximate Nutritional Values per serving depending on how many pieces you slice:

  • Calories: 1 of 4 servings = 120  OR 1 of 6 servings = 80
  • Protein: 1 of 4 servings = 2.5g  OR 1 of 6 servings = 1.7g
  • Carbs1 of 4 servings = 19.05g  OR 1 of 6 servings = 12.7g
  • Fat1 of 4 servings = 4.15 g  OR 1 of 6 servings = 2.77 g 
  • Sodium: 1 of 4 servings = 75 mg OR 1 of 6 servings = 50 mg

It was simply aerobics today.  Total running time down the Parkway and back:  45 minutes.  Keep in’ it healthy! 


DSC_1325 “17 Again” with Zac Efron (such a cutie), Matthew Perry, and Thomas Lennon.  A cute movie, slow to get going but it does have a few good laughs.  Matthew Perry is the adult who thinks he missed out on a great life and has been miserable for most of his marriage, blaming his wife for his misery.  He is allowed the opportunity to change everything by going back to being a teenager (Zac Efron).  Funny, entertaining, and something I’m sure most of us can relate to at some point or two in our lives.  Thomas Lennon plays the wild, weird, rich friend of the older Matthew Perry and is hilarious!

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1 Comment

  • At 2009.10.01 16:45, Sara said:

    That looks great. I am saving this for the next time I have an intense sweet craving, which happens often.

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