Recipe: Mike Spoodles’ Super-Healthy Apple Crisp

Here is a recipe that I developed based upon a few recent experiments in the kitchen. The result is a cheap, easy, healthy, fast, and filling dessert.



1 Granny Smith apple
1 1/2 Cup Wheaties
3 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. Splenda

Microwave the apple much like you would “bake” a potato. Poke holes in it with a fork, and then loosely double-wrap the fruit in saran wrap. There is no need to core the apple, as the baking process will soften the entirety of the fruit. 5-7 minutes should do it.

Place the fruit in a blender or food processor. Add Splenda, milk (I used skim), and 1/2 Cup Wheaties. Blend briefly so that the mixture remains chunky but well-mixed. Don’t blend too much, or you will end up with baby food (which is still good, but fairly unnecessary).

Pour this mixture into a bowl. Stir in 1 cup Wheaties. Sprinkle cinnamon atop the “apple crisp.” Bon appetit!

Suggested serving: cover in 1/2 cup milk while still warm, and scarf it down while it’s still crunchy!

Look at the pictures! And you thought I was joking with the “Ugly Food” thing!

If you don’t want to use the Splenda–which may destroy your insides with its sweet chemical goodness–you can replace it with sugar, or replace the Wheaties with Frosted Flakes.

This “dessert” can also function as a breakfast. It’s essentially just a bowl of cereal with fruit and milk! A little creativity can turn your boring old whole-grain breakfast-of-champions into a special treat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 240.2g
Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat

% Daily Value*
Total Fat



Total Carbohydrates

Dietary Fiber


Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 13% Iron 92%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

11 Responses to “Recipe: Mike Spoodles’ Super-Healthy Apple Crisp”

  1. I like reading your “ugly food” blog. Yes, it is indeed enjoyable. I’m very glad that you’ve gone back to eating in a way that I’d consider normal 🙂 Thanks for the pre-bedtime reading. And uh…it’s almost noon. No more night shift, me thinks.

  2. Hahaha. Thanks for reading, Jackie. If you’re going to bed at noon, when do you eat breakfast? Egads!

  3. Dude that sounds freaking delicious. But in terms of trying to be “natural” as well as healthy (a mentality I’m claiming and not putting on you), get rid of the Splenda, dude. Not cool. I also vote for whole milk over skim milk any day, but I’m willing to compromise on that.

    I seriously might actually try this one. It’s easy and really tasty sounding. Now if only I had a blender….

  4. Hahaha. I offered suggestions for replacing the Splenda at the bottom (sugar or Frosted Flakes), but between not washing my produce, ingesting chemicals, and years of unhealthy living, I’m going to get dead pretty soon anyhow.

  5. Mike,

    there’s no easy way to say this..



  6. Brian,

    there’s no easy way to say this, but IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    I’m pumped. Let’s get rid of May so that June can come faster.

  7. i concur! the only reason i’m leaning towards june, is, trumpets please.. i’m getting married and honeymooning in disney world in may!! – yes sir, that’s right.. haven’t made an official public blog announcement yet.. only a handful know.. – but will posting something about it in the next night or two..

    but, trust me, i’m working overtime already to get a bunch of great content ready for the relaunch!

  8. Man I have no idea wtf that RTW site is but the teaser page REALLY makes me want to know.

    Oh, and grats and all that.

  9. Holy crap, Brian! Congratulations! Have a killer wedding! Hope we get some RTWTV-style wedding video up in here!

    Conor-Review the World is essentially what it says–a conglomeration of written articles and videos reviewing anything and everything Brian and his friends want to review. There’s definitely a pop-culture slant, as well as weird foods and drinks. If you go to, you’ll see what some of the video content is all about. Here is my ode to Review the World from Robot Hand.

  10. Hey, I was reading your article and I just wanted to say thank you for putting out such great content. There’s so much crap on the internet these days its difficult to find anything worthwhile. I actually have cooked this recipe before, I got this book last month on recommendation from a friend and it turned out really nice! I’m very eager to try your variation of it though, it looks fantastic. I think you might enjoy those recipes, they’re very good. Thanks for the article and tips.

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