Thursday, 17 May 2012

Easy as Apple Crisp

Saying I like desserts is kind of like saying
Babe Ruth was okay at baseball...
Yogi Bear thinks picnic baskets are alright...
Diane Ross's hair has a bit of a wave to it...

You catch my drift.

I have somewhat of a love affair with sweet things and love even more so when I don't have to feel totally guilty for indulging every once in a while. Today was just one of those crazy days that by the end I needed a little pick-me-up. I was also completely pooped and didn't feel like baking cookies, brownies or cupcakes (the usual suspects). I did however have an apple leftover from my lunch and a craving for something cinnamon-y and sweet.  

Enter my microwave.

Not wanting to wait more than 10 minutes for a sweet treat I decided I would attempt to make the quickest apple crisp possible.

To my surprise it turned out AMAZING! I have to confess: I didn't have such high hopes for this recipe. Soft apples, a not-so-sweet topping with a crunchy texture? In the microwave?

Was I crazy?

Microwave Apple Crisp
One Generous Serving

1 Crispin/ Mutsu Apple, thinly sliced
1teaspoon of water

2 tablespoons quick-cook oats
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon whole-wheat pastry flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

1 tablespoon vegan margarine

Place the thinly sliced apple in a bowl and pour the water over top. 

Mix the oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Add the margarine and mix together with a spoon until well combined. Spread over the apples.

Cover the bowl with saran wrap and microwave for one minute. 
Uncover the bowl and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

Top apple crisp with any fancy things you would like or just serve it plain. I sprinkled mine with cinnamon and powdered sugar.

Good Snack?

Oh yeah. 


  1. I love easy recipes! This totally looks like a great after work snack or something to eat before going to the gym! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. It was really easy!
    I promise if you try it you will love it.
    Thanks for checking out my blog :)