Apple Brown Nikki

So I wasn’t going to post this recipe. Because I thought it would be kinda cruddy to post a WLS friendly dessert two days after Thanksgiving. But here’s the deal.

This got a command encore.

So here’s how the whole thing went down. I bring my sugar-free, high-fiber dessert to Thanksgiving dinner. I advertised it as sugar-free which, theoretically, meant all non-ops would stay far, far away from it. Ate my dinner (two damn bites and I was down for the count y’all) and took a nice nap. Woke up and…found my dessert pillaged??? The culprits? The men. The very ones who recoil at the words “fiber” and “healthy.” Go figure.

With crumble spilling from their mouths they managed to mumble “Grmbledeeburblebop” which can be loosely translated as “you have GOT to make this again.” So I did!

I call it “Apple Brown Nikki” because a) it has apples b) it is brown c) I am Nikki and I cooked it and d) I, too, am brown

So consider this one of many Christmas presents.

Apple Brown Nikki

5 – 6 Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored, and sliced
3 tbsp Blue Bonnett Light (or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light…I’m not picky)
1 cup + 1 tbsp Splenda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
1/2 cup Fiber One cereal


1. In a pan, melt “butter.” Add apples, cup of Splenda, cinnamon, and nutmeg and sautee until apples are considerably softened. Set aside.

2. In a dry pan, toast the hazelnuts and walnuts until browned.

3. In a blender or food processor, combine both types of cereal, remaining Splenda, and nuts until a crumb mixture forms.

4. Place apples in a casserole dish (I used a 9 x 13). Top with crumb mixture and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until apple mixture is bubbling up through openings in the crumb AND crumb mixture is brown.

This goes well with fat-free whipped cream (pictured) OR if you are trying to use up all your carb allowance for…um…life…Wal-Mart makes a pretty decent no-sugar added, fat-free vanilla ice cream. I’m just sayin’…


  1. This sounds good! I Was thinking I needed something for my "post- Thanksgiving" dinner… THANKS!

  2. Wow this Looks & Sounds Yummy… You should make & sell this stuff cuz I HATE to cook but it looks sooo good so I may have to break down and pull out the pots &

  3. this is one i will make for sure I see a new holiday dessert tradition in the works.

  4. OMG. This was super good! I snuck it on the 'normal' dessert table…. and it was GONE, no one had a clue it was SF. My friends husband ate 2 servings and later overheard us talking about what put in it… he was like "WHAAAT? that was sugar free? healthy?" LOL. I used Honey Bunches of Oats Cinnamon too… gave it a little extra something something maybe. Thanks for all these great recipes. 🙂

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