How Many Carbs in an Apple?

image001Apples are made up of a number of different carbohydrates. It is the carbohydrates in apples that give them their caloric content, but carbohydrates are necessary to provide the cells in your body with energy. Since apples are high in fiber, these carbs burn more slowly to provide you with long periods of energy. A few of the carbs in apples burn right away and give you a quick burst of energy. So how many carbs exactly are there in different forms of apple? What are some of the ways to enjoy apples with relatively low carb content.

How Many Carbs in an Apple?

Raw Apple With Skin

Extra Small = 2 ½” Diameter

(101g)

Carbohydrates

14g

Calories

53

Dietary Fiber

2.4g

Sugar

10g

Small = 2 ¾” Diameter (150g)

Carbohydrates

21g

Calories

78

Dietary Fiber

3.6g

Sugar

15g

Medium = 3” Diameter (180g)

Carbohydrates

25g

Calories

95

Dietary Fiber

4.4g

Sugar

19g

Large = 3 ¼” Diameter (225g)

Carbohydrates

31g

Calories

116

Dietary Fiber

5g

Sugar

23g

1 Cup Sliced (110g)

Carbohydrates

15g

Calories

57

Dietary Fiber

2.6g

Sugar

11g

Raw Apple Without Skin

Small = 2 ¾” Diameter

(130g)

Carbohydrates

17g

Calories

63

Dietary Fiber

1.7g

Sugar

13g

Medium = 3” Diameter (160g)

Carbohydrates

21g

Calories

77

Dietary Fiber

2.1g

Sugar

16g

Large = 3 ¼” Diameter (215g)

Carbohydrates

28g

Calories

103

Dietary Fiber

2.8g

Sugar

22g

1 Cup Sliced (110g)

Carbohydrates

14g

Calories

53

Dietary Fiber

1.4g

Sugar

11g

Boiled Apple

1 Cup Sliced (170g)

Carbohydrates

23g

Calories

91

Dietary Fiber

4.1g

Sugar

19g

Microwaved Apple

1 Cup Sliced (170g)

Carbohydrates

24g

Calories

95

Dietary Fiber

4.8g

Low Carb Apple Recipes

1. Microwave Apple Almond Dessert

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While this recipe isn’t exactly “low-carb” it touts an “effective carb” appeal. Effective carbohydrates are carbs that come from the higher sources of fiber and are not absorbed by the body as calories. They also are able to provide a great deal more energy to the body.

Servings:1-2

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 C. Chopped Apple
  • Sugar-Free Syrup
  • ½ Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. Almond Meal
  • About 1 Tsp. Butter
  • Chopped Walnuts or Pecans (optional)

Instructions:

  • Place the apple in a microwave-safe container, sprinkle with the cinnamon and top with sugar-free syrup until apples are almost covered in the syrup.
  • Place a microwave safe covering over container and cook mixture for 1 ½ minutes on High.
  • Remove cover and top with almond meal and chopped nuts (if desired).
  • Dot the butter over the top and cook for 1 ½ more minutes uncovered.

2. Low Carb Apple Crisp

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This is a scaled down version of an “old-fashioned” apple crisp without all the carbs, but remains big on flavor.

Servings: 8 

Ingredients:

  • 3 Apples (Granny Smith work best0
  • ¼ C. Key Lime Juice
  • ½ C. Golden Flax Seed Meal
  • ½ C. Almond Flour
  • ½ C. Splenda
  • 1 Tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 4 Tbsp. Softened Butter
  • ¼ C. Egg Beaters
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar Free Maple Syrup

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Peel, core and slice apples then place in bowl.
  • Add key lime juice and mix to prevent browning. Add sugar-free maple syrup. Set aside.
  • In another bowl; mix golden flax seed meal, almond flour, splenda, pumpkin pie spice and butter. Combine with hands until mixture is crumbly.
  • Place apple mixture in 8x8 pan and sprinkle dry mixture over top.
  • Bake 45 minutes until apples are soft and top is crisp.

Here is another great recipe for pumpkin applesauce:

This delicious version of applesauce incorporates two fruits that are good for you. It is low calorie, low carb and added bonus of gluten free. Watch this video to see how to make this easy recipe:

 
 
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