5-Minute Microwave Apple Cinnamon Crisp for One


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Microwave Apple Crisp — This microwave apple crisp comes together in just 5 minutes and generously serves one person. Top it with a scoop or ice cream or whipped cream! 

Microwave Apple Crisp with two spoons

Quick Microwave Apple Crisp

This microwave apple crisp is the best and easiest thing to make with all those apples you bought because they were on sale. You don’t need to turn on your oven and it’s ready in 5 minutes. And it’s single-serve, vegan, and gluten-free. So take that, traditional crisps.

I’m a big fan of crumbles, crisps, and anything with a crumbly or streusel topping. Those buttery, brown sugary nuggets with texture from oats get me every time. But while I like baking crumbles, usually I don’t need or want a whole pan. It’s the type of dessert that’s really best served warm, with a big dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top, and after the first, warm juicy piece, the leftovers just don’t measure up.

This quick apple crisp serves one generously, or two more modestly if you feel like sharing.

When I posted the 5-minute Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Microwave Mugcake with Vanilla Glaze, I wondered what else I could make easily and successfully in the microwave. Cooking things in the microwave can be a finnicky proposition, but this came out beautifully and quickly.

Microwave Apple Crisp

The apple base layer, comprised of apples, tossed with (vegan) butter, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and a pinch of cornstarch cooks in just a couple minutes after adding the topping mixture. The cinnamon, brown sugar, and oatmeal topping is tossed together in a minute.

The apples retain some slight texture, which is the way I like them. If they were pasta, they’d be al dente. I don’t like my fruit so soft that it turns mushy and these were just right.

I had cookie dough ice cream, but was out of vanilla, and didn’t have any whipping cream. I was getting ready to move and was trying to thin things down, but either would be wonderful on this warm, sweetly spiced, easy little number.

You get all the scent benefits that waft through the house as if you’d baked a traditional apple crisp, except you don’t have to heat up your house and it’s ready in 5 minutes.

Breakfast, snack, dessert, a midnight snack for one. So many ways to go with this microwave baked apples dessert.

microwave baked apples with oatmeal crumble topping

What’s in This Microwave Apple Crisp?

To make this quick microwave dessert, you’ll need: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • All-purpose flour
  • Spices
  • Salt
  • Apple
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch

quick apple crisp in white dish with two spoons

How to Make Microwave Apple Crisp

First, make the apple crisp topping by stirring the ingredients together until they resemble the texture of fine sand. Then, lay the diced apple in a microwave-safe bowl and top with butter. Microwave 1 minute to soften the apples. 

Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in the remaining apple crisp ingredients. Sprinkle the apple crisp topping over the apple mixture. Return to the microwave for another 2 minutes and cook until done. 

Done means juicy, bubbly, rich, and caramely. The brown sugar and butter caramelizes as it cooks, creating a thick sauce which coats the apples. It’s the best part. Well, that and the crumbly bits.

microwave apple crisp in white dish with two spoons

What Are the Best Apples for Apple Crisp? 

You can use really any apple variety you’d like for this microwave apple crisp recipe. I used a Fuji apple, but Gala, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Jonagold would all work too. 

two spoons filled with microwave apple crisp

Can I Omit the Cornstarch? 

No, this quick apple dessert won’t turn out right if you skip the cornstarch. 

quick apple crisp in white dish

Can I Make This Gluten-Free? 

Most likely, yes, although I’ve only ever made this recipe as written. You could try using a gluten-free baking blend in place of the all-purpose flour and see how it turns out. 

spoon resting atop dish of quick apple crisp

Can I Use Quick Oats Instead of Rolled? 

I’ve only made this recipe with old-fashioned rolled oats before, so I’m not sure if quick oats will work here. They’re not as chewy as rolled oats and might make the apple crisp topping too dry. 

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Can I Adjust the Amount of Sugar Used? 

If desired, you can add slightly more or less sugar than what the recipe calls for, depending on how sweet your apple is. I don’t recommend skipping the sugar altogether though, otherwise I’m not sure this would be a real apple crisp. 

Microwave Apple Crisp — This microwave apple crisp comes together in just 5 minutes and generously serves one person. Top it with a scoop or ice cream or whipped cream! 

Can I Use Other Fruits in This Microwave Dessert? 

I’m not sure! I’ve only ever made this microwave apple crisp with fresh apples. You may be able to substitute fresh pears, but I can’t say for certain. 

Microwave Apple Crisp — This microwave apple crisp comes together in just 5 minutes and generously serves one person. Top it with a scoop or ice cream or whipped cream! 

Tips for Making Microwave Apple Crisp

I used a fair amount of both cinnamon (2 teaspoons) and nutmeg (1 teaspoon) because I’m fond them, and like things more boldly spiced. If you don’t like as much pop from cinnamon or are more sensitive to nutmeg, dial down the spices, to taste.

You could also work in pinches of pumpkin pie spice, ginger, cloves, allspice, or other warming spices you enjoy.

Make sure to use a microwave-safe bowl or baking dish that’s got enough room for expansion. The apples release a fair amount of juice, the butter melts, and the whole thing puffs and rises as it cooks. Take that into account so you don’t have an overflow situation.

With fruit-based recipes, because of the varying amounts of water released, cooking times may vary. And because microwaves vary as well, you may need to adjust your cooking time. Cook until yours is done.

Microwave Apple Crisp — This microwave apple crisp comes together in just 5 minutes and generously serves one person. Top it with a scoop or ice cream or whipped cream! 

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5-Minute Microwave Apple Crisp for One

5-Minute Microwave Apple Crisp for One

This microwave apple crisp comes together in just 5 minutes and generously serves one person or you can share it. Top it with a scoop or ice cream or whipped cream!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


Crisp Topping

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (or vegan butter substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned whole rolled oats (use Certified Gluten Free Whole Rolled Oats if necessary)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or Certified All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Blend)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste

Apple Base Layer

  • 1 medium apple, diced in about 1/4-inch cubes (I did not peel mine, peel if you wish; I used Fuji, use any variety you like)
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter (or vegan butter substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • optionally add pinches ground ginger, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, allspice based on taste preference


Make the Crumble Topping

    1. In a small bowl, combine all crumble topping ingredients and stir together with a fork until small pebbles and sandy crumbs form; set aside.

Make the Apple Base Layer

  1. In a small to medium-sized microwave-safe bowl or baking dish, add apples and top with butter. Don’t use an overly shallow dish because the apples will release juices, the butter melts, and it will rise and puff in the microwave, and it will overflow if bowl is too shallow.
  2. Cook for 1 minute on high power to soften apples.
  3. Remove bowl from micro and add the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, optional salt, optional other spices, and stir to combine and coat evenly.
  4. Evenly sprinkle with the crumble topping.
  5. Cook for about 2 minutes on high power, until juicy, bubbly, and topping is set. Due to variance in microwaves, climate, apples and their variable moisture content, cooking times could range from 1 1/2 minutes to slightly over 2 minutes. Start watching it carefully at 1 1/2 minutes and stop cooking when done; don’t overcook.
  6. Serve immediately. Optionally serve with whipped cream or ice cream.


Crumble is best warm and fresh, but leftover portion will keep airtight for up to 3 days.

Optionally serve with ice cream or whipped topping.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 894Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 135gFiber: 14gSugar: 78gProtein: 8g

Although the recipe title indicates that this is for one person, it would be a very hefty portion of dessert for one person and likely you will split it with someone or eat the other half another day; thereby halving all nutrition stats. I also think the nutrition stats are skewing artificially high in this computer-generated estimate and you're welcome to calculate them manually by hand to see what you come up with.

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Caramel Apple Crumble Foil Packs – EASY, zero cleanup, made on the grill (or oven) in record time, and tastes amazing!

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Cinnamon Roll Apple Crisp – A layer of cinnamon rolls topped with apples and a crunchy oatmeal crumble makes this the ULTIMATE apple crisp!

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Originally published September 12, 2013 and republished with updated text August 14, 2020.

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  1. Good, but more decadent than I like for crumble. Next time I will reduce sugar and spices a lot and the butter some too. I’m a simple girl though lol. I also added pecans on top for protein and ate it for breakfast. 😅

    Rating: 4
    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and by all means you can reduce the sugar and customize it to your liking if you try it again.

  2. This is a quick and easy recipe but even though I have a sweet tooth and like cinnamon, I found it too much with the brown sugar and cinnamon in both the apples and the topping. Next time I will try the apples with less brown sugar and will omit cinnamon in apple mix, just put it in the topping. But that’s just my opinion :) Thank you for a one person recipe (and I agree it makes more than one serving, but that’s ok too!)

    Rating: 4
    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it and yes the sugar can be tweaked to your tastes. It also depends on the types of apples too if they’re more tart or not if one needs all the sugar or not.

      And also if you’re looking for a true dessert or more like something that’s a healty-ish snack. For me this is an out and out dessert so I go full on with the sugar :)

  3. This was a quick dessert. I more than halved the amount of sugar and it was still too sweet. Next time I would just add a few teaspoons to the crumble and leave it at that. It’s a fun recipe when you want something sweet and don’t want a big production. 

    Rating: 4
  4. Sounds delicious, but with 20 total teaspoons of sugar I think I’ll pass! I only use 4 teaspoons for a full sized crumble that feeds six people.

  5. How nice to have a recipe for one. It just so happened I had all the ingredients,and it turned out beautifully. Thanks so much.

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you had all the ingredients on hand and this turned out beautifully!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and very sorry to hear about your breakup :( But glad you had this at least.

  6. One THOUSAND calories?? I feel like that may be overestimated but I’m not sure… and over a hundred grams of sugar. It seems like this is listed as a dessert which I suppose makes that less shocking, but I’m here because this recipe was on a “healthy” breakfasts list and I was very excited at first. After reading and stuff I don’t think it really qualifies haha
    Also I did the calculations myself and the computer generated “1000” calories is not that far off…
    Im sure it tastes absolutely delicious and I think this is a great 5 minute dessert, so don’t get me wrong on that. I would probably split it though if at all possible lol

    1. I removed the optional ice cream and the calories just jumped down to 894. I still believe this is very high for what it is but I personally don’t have the time to calculate it.

      As the disclaimer says, it’s computer generated AND it makes a very generous serving for one. I personally couldn’t eat it all and share it, at which point you’re looking in the 400 cal range, which is what the average Starbucks drink is.

      And as with anything, it’s a dessert and you don’t have to make it if it doesn’t suit your needs.

  7. Actually turned out great. Used quick oats instead of normal ones, trippled the oats and flour(everything else same), used coconut oil instead of butter and cooked everything for about 2 minutes extra both for the apple and also for the whole thing as needed extra due to adding the extra ingredients and finished it up in the oven for about 2 min on 190. C.

    Rating: 5
  8. I love to add stevia in every recipe I cook because Stevia contains zero calories and can be up to 350 times sweeter than traditional sugar, so you can use much less in recipes.

  9. Yo… It’s over 1000 calories what the- Please tell me that’s a typo?! And 2 TABLEspoons of butter?? A tablespoon of butter is 100 calories just FYI… ummm… yikes…

    1. The nutrition stats are provided as a courtesy by way of computer-generated info and may not be as accurate as if you manually calculate the info.

      If this recipe doesn’t work for your needs, you can always skip it and make something else.

  10. This was simple to make but I found it impossibly sweet… my 7 year old loved it though. I think I would need to halve the sugar. Besides that great easy dish :)

    1. Some apples are sweeter than others, and also everyone has different levels of sugar sensitivity, so just adjust to taste of course next time. Glad your 7 year old loved it though!

  11. I just made this , I think it’s really delicious. There is A LOT of sugar in this, I think I would halve the amount of sugar. I would also double the amount of crumble, mine ended up completely juicy/bubbly/gooey right up to the top. Also I made 2 of these for my partner and myself, but this could definitely feed a family of 4. Only one is needed for 2 people. But something I will definitely make again just with these small adjustments!

    Rating: 4
  12. I made this as a study snack and I LOVE THIS RECIPE! It is soooo easy and even more delicious. Thank you so much!

    Rating: 5
  13. Just tried this with gluten free flour – turned out great, and perfectly satisfied the craving! Had to sneak around the house so my siblings couldn’t follow their noses and try to steal some! ;)

    Rating: 5
  14. I made this today but multiplied the ingredients by 3 and baked it in the oven at 375°F for 30 min. Turned out delicious! My two boys and I loved it. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this is life changing and one of the most delicious things you’ve ever made!

  15. I was so glad I found this recipe, I LOVE apple crisp. Unfortunately I currently unable to use my oven so this was the best thing to come across. The only thing I disliked about it was that it was just too sweet for me. I will definitely be making it again, just with a little less sugar. Thanks you so much for this amazing recipe.

    Rating: 4
  16. This recipe turned out to be one of those that I will turn to frequently. I was looking for a recipe for a fruit crisp that I cold use in my mini microwave (only used for heating coffee& snacks before) as my regular oven broke down… I wanted to make a rhubarb crumble & wanted to know if it could be done in the microwave oven…I found most recipes called for quick cook oats which I don’t have so was very pleased when I found that your recipe used regular oatmeal…It was also easy to assemble & worked even in the low power micro oven…I cooked the fruit as directed & once the topping was on checked after the 2 minutes then gave it another 2 & it came out as well as I had hoped for.

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it worked out great and that you will turn to it frequently!

  17. Is there anyway to adapt this to make it without sugar? I’m thinking of using this as a breakfast dish – but am also concurrently trying to cut out all sugar from my diet. Seems delicious – so I realize this might be a silly question, but thought I’d ask…

    1. I wouldn’t omit it, not sure if it will really be a crumble at that point – but you can always experiment.

  18. Made this for my kids and it was soooooo fast and easy and super delicious. Two thumbs up from my kids and I!

  19. I absolutely love this recipe, and have made it several times now. I was wondering if I could make it in the oven though, because I would like to make a few at the same time, without having to sit in front of the microwave for half an hour. At which temperature do you think should I try it out? And for how long should I cook them?

    1. I haven’t tried making in the oven so can’t give a timeframe but I would start with 350F and just keep an eye on them and bake until they’re done to your liking.

  20. Well this was a pretty cool recipe – Easy Microwave Apple Crumble breakfast.  The spices were a little strong for me when I made it exactly according to the recipe.  For me, I had to cut the cinnamon and nutmeg in half the second time I made and then it was pretty good.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! And thanks for understanding about the other feedback :)

  21. I just made this–and I was proud enough to have all of the ingredients. I may have overcooked it a bit, but other than that, it tastes pretty good. Like, really pretty good. 

    1. It was probably about 5 inches in diameter, give or take. Just an average small bowl will be fine.

  22. Avery this looks SO perfect I can’t wait to make it for brunch! Tell me, is it the same to use red or green apples? Love :)

  23. Has anyone calculated the calories in this dish? BTW best GF apple crumble I have ever had…you are bookmarked in my tool bar. I had all the ingredients including the GF rolled oats so it was easy to make! Loved it :)

      1. Thanks Averie! This tool will help me with all my recipes! Thank you for sharing ) Wanted to add, my husband and kids were all looking at my desert last night with puppy dog eyes! I gave them all the back off its mine look!!!! They already had pumpkin pie and ice cream this was all for me!

      2. I love that they were trying to hone in on yours but you gave them the back-off look :)

  24. so, YUM! I made this tonight (even though I had a mini panic attack upon finding my cupboard completely devoid of brown sugar!) and it was absolutely a little piece of heaven. Real butter, my goodness, soooo decadent. White sugar did fine in place of the brown, although not nearly as pretty after being cooked. Topped with some vanilla chip ice cream, this made my soul sing with delight. Thank you SO much!

    1. That’s awesome your soul was singing from a relatively simple little treat and glad that the white sugar worked out okay and next time with the brown, you’ll really be loving it!

  25. The only fruit I had was frozen bananas but I did have a can of cherry pie filling so I thought I’d give that a whirl. Nope! It definitely needs the fresh fruit juices to turn the top into a crumble. Next time I’m holding out for the real deal.

    1. Yeah bananas and canned cherry pie pilling probably aren’t going to be a great substitution for fresh apples. Hold out til you have the right ingredients for sure.

  26. I tried making this and it’s so delicious!! But I had trouble with the topping. Mine didn’t turn into small pebbles and sandy crumbs. It was all just kind of one butter blob. But it was still good!! Is there any way you could post a picture of what the crumble topping should look like before putting it on the apples? Thank you for this recipe!

    1. If it was just one big blog and not crumbly, just work it a little longer until it breaks down (butter will eventually do that) and you’ll be set for next time!

  27. This was heavenly! I couldn’t even wait to put whipped cream on it, straight from the microwave to the fork!

  28. I missed this recipe when I was out of town and am just now seeing it. I am definitely going to try this tonight!!

  29. I agree that some dishes come out of the microwave yucky, but this looks wonderful! So quick, easy, and decadent.

  30. What a brilliant idea! Then you’re not stuck with a ton of leftovers that you feel porky for eating :-) Love it! Pinning now…

  31. Gurrrrrrl, you had me at 5-minute!! And then I read the rest…holy *insert 4 letter word*… I want to be your neighbor!! Come back to Chicago. hahaha

  32. Yummy! I am a bit addicted to apple crumble to I’ll be trying this recipe out for sure! Gosh I could get so lost looking through all your amazing recipes! Thanks

  33. If you keep coming up with these brilliant 5-minute microwave goodies, I’m going to gain so much weight!

  34. This is going to be deadly, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?! Oh my, I love!! Brilliant :)

  35. I second the voices saying this deserves a scoop of ice cream–dessert for brekkie, maybe?? I think this could totally stand in as a bowl of my usual “oatmeal”…although then the ice cream might be overkill. Thoughts/endorsements, Averie? :) YUM!

  36. You are so right, there’s nothing like a buttery, brown sugar crumble. Now if only this would magically appear for my breakfast!

  37. I don’t know whether to want to love you or hate you right now.. but I’m leaning towards love because if you call that a single serving, you’re my kinda girl! That’s HUGE and the PERFECT xxl-solo size for someone who gobbles apple crisps like her life depends on it. Well… it does, kinda :)

    1. I will say that the dish does look rather huge in the photos but in person, it really isn’t. Something about the white, the rim, the angles, yes I thought the same thing :) It’s still a generous single-serving, but not quite as generous as the photos make it seem like LOL :)

  38. You are so a genius Averie. I MUST make something like this! I really should be making more single serving things. Way better for the waistline!

    1. WAY better on all fronts – leftovers, cost to make the recipe/grocery budget, how to handle leftovers, time invested overall – yeah girl, I am a fan!

  39. Averie, your website is AMAZING!!! I love all your recipes – this one looks like fall in a bowl and DELICIOUS! Keep the great posts coming!! Carole

  40. LOVE this!!!!!!! I adore crumbles and crisps too and have made apple crisps for two in the oven, since we never need a big pan of it either — never thought to just do a microwaveable version for ONE! This is seriously dangerous :) in the best way. Thanks so much for the genius recipe!

    1. Glad you like this and I had never thought to do a single serve or micro version til now – and it’s going to be my new thing :)

  41. Love your microwave posts. I honestly won’t cook an egg or spaghetti in the microwave (its just weird for me personally). The mug cake and this crumble are outrageous.

    I too love desserts with a crunch (I always mix something crunchy into my ice cream).

    I am making this for dessert tonight. I am cooking with traditional ingredients, but love that your posts give the option for vegan (or not). I think I will use gala apples (that’s what I have) and trim the sugar down (so I can serve it to my sugar sensitive 3 year old).

    1. Hi Donna & thanks for the great comment and hope you enjoyed this if you made it! I actually cook eggs in the micro every now and then for my daughter if she wants 1 egg and I dont want to deal with a big production. It takes like 90 secs and voila, ready!

      I saw your Jack Daniels drink on the top row of FG yesterday. It reminded me of when I Saw it the first time a few weeks ago on your site – very thirsty again :)

  42. Omigosh do I love this! I love how simple and flavorful this dessert is (perfect for fall as well) and I really like how you made it one serving- (or two modest :)) sized. We just don’t have the need in our household for truck-sized desserts, and my waistline certainly doesn’t need it either. ;) Fantastic recipe, Averie!

    1. We dont have the need either! I mean, unless you’ve got 5 kids, big pans of things just are not practical – unless you have super sonic metabolism of course :)

  43. WHAT. I’m in love. Averie, this quick crumble is amazing and you knowwwwww how much I love apple-y things. It looks completely gooey, rich, and irresistible. I mean how can you look at these photos and not want to grab one of those spoons?! I’d totally plop some vanilla ice cream right on top. I’ll take a stack of your apple pie pancakes followed by this for dessert…

    1. I thought this turned out REMARKABLY well for being a micro recipe. Like, if I said I baked it, I don’t think anyone would doubt it based on appearance or taste. And seriously so fast and small-ish. When you dont need another!! big dessert or portion!

  44. Apple season is upon us and I love it! We’re going apple picking this weekend :) Your delish 5-minute crumble just have to make an appearance in our house!

  45. Love… Love dishes that are quick easy and adaptable to a few people. I am definitely going to have to try this one :)

  46. I love how you made this a single serving dish. Sometimes it’s just too tempting to have all those goodies laying around! haha Thanks for sharing :)

  47. Single-serve, vegan, gluten-free and 5 minutes?! I think everyone is scrambling trying to make one right now!

  48. Pure genius…yet so dangerous, Averie! I make a “skinny” baked apple (done in 3 minutes in micro) with stevia, lemon juice and spices when I’m watching what I eat but want a snack to satisfy the sweet tooth. LOVE the idea of adding the crumble when the mood strikes! A nice dollop of Greek yogurt or coconut milk ice cream would be divine. Perfect fall treat. Thanks for sharing!

    1. And honestly, I don’t think this one is too bad. I don’t know if it’s ‘skinny’ per se, but it’s better than a Krispy Kreme or a DQ Blizzard :)

  49. Wow, this recipe is so easy – I love it! Finally conquered the apple pie the other day and as happy as I was, it’s great to know there’s simple, easy recipes to make the next day :) This one’s autumn in a bowl!

  50. You are killing me with all these single-serve recipes, Averie. I have a feeling that my pants are going to be a little tighter these days…

  51. This is so perfect, Averie!! Oh my gosh, I do not think this could get any better! That topping just looks like perfection and all those warm apple underneath? Just wow!! Wish this was breakfast!

  52. I’m always skeptical when something is for one… but this recipe actually makes sense. I will give it try … thanks

  53. I got really excited because I thought I had all the ingredients for this to make tonight. DANG if I don’t have oatmeal. Oh well, I need to go to the store anyway! :)

    1. I always have a huge container of oats – both quickcooks and old-fashioned -just b/c they’re so versatile for baking. Oh well, you can go to the store later :)

  54. I put the last apple in my lunch bag but promptly took it out and started chopping after reading this. It is quick and easy as promised (I was able to make it after only 1/2 cup of coffee)! I’ve already sampled it (excellent–love the thick sauce)!!! I doctored up some greek yogurt with stevia, vanilla, cinnamon and a bit of maple extract to have with it. I’m trying to save it until toward the end of the day–its going to be busy and I will need some sugar and spice to make everything nice! Half of it will probably be gone before I even get to work–but I think I read that this is appropriate breakfast fare too!

    1. Ohmygosh! Leave it to you to make a recipe within a couple hours of going live and already with a field report! love.it.!! And yes to greek yog, stevia, vanilla, cinn, maple ext, wow – sounds great! That alone sounds like the makings of a frozen yogurt pop or a dip of some sorts! And yes, love the thick sauce this gets. Big fan of that myself :) Good luck with your day! Sounds like this will come in handy for you!

  55. Looks so pretty I can smell it. I’m down with the apples and cinnamon for sure. I haven’t made any sort of crumble in a million years. I used to attempt a super simple one back when Jason and I first got together and I tried to appear domesticated!

  56. This is fantastic! One dish and ready in 5 minutes with a streusel topping?! Can’t wait to make thus when I need a quick one person sweet fix. Maybe some ice cream plopped on top?

    1. And like I said in the post, if I would have had any (other than cookie dough – wouldnt really have worked for the pics) I would have plopped it right on! Or whipped cream/cool whip – any and all would be GREAT!

  57. This is the perfect follow-up to your instant chocolate cake! Crumble on demand is going to require a pint of ice cream in the freezer as well…

  58. Right now I have a bunch of strawberries about to go south. Do you think i would be able to use it here but add a bit more corn starch or use almond meal to thicken it up? Love this recipe nothing like a meal or dessert for one!

    1. I personally wouldn’t put almond meal in it (that just sounds gross to me at the moment…LOL). I’d use a bit more cornstarch and/or a bit more flour if they’re particularly juicy berries. Yours may be juicier overall by using berries rather than with apples – which is a no-biggie to me :) ENJOY!