GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - It’s back to school time and it’s also Michigan apple season! Apples will be both abundant and affordable this year and are a perfect fit for our back to school breakfast recipes. Maranda visits Shari Steinbach at Meijer to check out some quick and yummy recipes
We know that eating breakfast provides kids the energy they need to stay focused at school and apples add important nutrients. Apples are a great source of vitamin C that can boost the immune system, and fiber that helps keep you full longer. Apples may also decrease the risk of many chronic diseases, as well as, reduce cholesterol levels.
Get your kids involved with the preparation of these delicious apple recipes and enjoy breakfast together!
Easy Apple Breakfast Cobbler
Put the ingredients in your slow cooker overnight and wake up to the wonderful smell of cinnamon and apples.
Makes 4 servings
- 4 medium-sized Michigan Apples*, cored, peeled and sliced
- ¼ cup Meijer honey
- 1 tsp. McCormick ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
- 2 cups low-fat granola cereal
- Place apples in a slow cooker and stir in honey and cinnamon. Top apple mixture with granola and drizzle with butter or margarine.
- Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours or on high 2-3 hours.
- Serve warm and top with low-fat milk or Meijer Greek vanilla yogurt if desired.
*Try Cortland, Gala, Ida Red, Jonathan, Northern Spy, Rome, Braeburn, McIntosh or Empire.
Nutrition Information per serving: 395 calories, 7g fat, 83g carbohydrate, 5g protein, 175mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol, 8g fiber
Bake extra on the weekend and freeze for a busy school day breakfast.
Makes 12 muffins
- 6 Tbsp. Meijer butter, melted
- 1-1/2 cups Meijer white whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup Meijer brown sugar
- 1-1/2 cups Meijer super chunky applesauce
- Heat oven to 375ºF. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with baking cups and set aside.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs and brown sugar. Stir in the applesauce and melted butter until mixture is smooth.
- Pour the apple mixture over the flour mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined (it’s ready when you can’t see any traces of flour).
- Fill the baking cups about two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.
Makes 1 serving
Toast 1 slice of whole grain bread and top with low-fat cheddar or Colby cheese slices. Melt cheese in microwave for 12-15 seconds if desired. Top with thin slices of Michigan apples.
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