Campus Cooks

Campus Cooks

Our continuing series that brings you meals under $10 in less than 20 minutes.

When you?re getting really, really tired of Cheerios every single morning and the bagels from the UC just aren?t like the ones at home (or the ones at Brueggers, or even any place that once served a remotely decent bagel). Here?s a quick fix from morning meal boredom. Maybe it will even inspire you to eat breakfast.

Mama?s Cinnacrunch Apples


1 apple (Mama says Rome, Jonathan, or Granny Smiths work well)

1 Tbsp. water

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 Tbsp. sugar (I used three packets)

1/3 cup Raisin Bran Crunch (a small handful)

Kitchen Utensils:

1 cutting knife

1 microwave safe bowl

1 fork

1 or 2 plastic sandwich bags

1 peeler, optional


Slice apple thinly. If you have a peeler, peel the apple as well, this will allow more cinnamon to absorb into the apple. If you don?t, it?s okay.

Place apple into a microwave safe bowl. The bowl should be big enough to lightly toss the apples. Add the water.

Take the cinnamon and sugar and mix together thoroughly. A good way to do this is to place both ingredients in a plastic bag and tilt bag from side to side, pressing to get lumps out. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and toss the apples so they are well coated.

Pop apples in the microwave for about a minute and a half. Take out, stir, and pop in for another minute. You should be able to easily insert a fork into the apples. If this doesn?t happen, pop in for another minute.

While the apple is cooking or cooling, take Raisin Bran Crunch, place in a sandwich bag, and crush gently. If you?re worried about crushing the raisins, pick them out and drop them in with the cooked apples; there will probably only be a few.

Sprinkle Raisin Bran Crunch over the apple, eat, and enjoy!

(You can substitute granola or any other sweet flakey cereal for Raisin Bran Crunch. Entropy sells individual bowls of it, if you don?t want to invest in a whole box. And if you buy one I bet they?ll let you snag a few sugar packets too!)

Recipe courtesy of yours truly, and Mama Bova.