Meatless Monday Recipe: Easy Microwave Apple Crisp

I’ve never been a gal who has been satisfied with an apple for a snack in the afternoon — my sweet tooth can get the best of me if I’m not careful.

With all of the yummy pumpkin breads, scones, and other goodies EVERYWHERE I turned today, I really needed a little treat with my afternoon tea.

And, I didn’t get the Meatless Monday recipe up early today — so it was a perfect day to share this delicious & semi-healthy little treat with you. Ok, maybe healthy is pushing it.  But there’s an apple in it, ok?!! 🙂

Today’s Meatless Monday Recipe is an Easy Microwave Apple Crisp for One.  It was inspired by a similar recipe from Sophie at My Happy Place (thanks, Sophie!)

Prep time: 10 minutes (and I was taking photos while I was prepping, so if you are quick it is probably even less than that).

Microwave time: 1 1/2 minutes

Easy MIcrowave Apple Crisp

Here’s what you need:

1 medium sized organic apple (any kind will do, but my favorite are Honeycrisp apples. I buy organic since apples on the the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list)
2 tbsp. organic brown sugar
2 tbsp. quick cook oats
1 1/2 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
1 tbsp. unsalted butter

Directions:

1. Peel and thinly slice your apple and place in a bowl.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar, half a tablespoon of your flour, 1/8 teaspoon of your cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg

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3. Coat the sliced apples with the mixture, and pour it all into a microwaveable mug.

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4. In the same bowl you had your apples in, mix together the remaining dry ingredients. Add your butter, and with a fork mash the butter into the dry ingredients to it creates a nice crumbly texture.

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5. Pour the crumble right on top of your apples in the mug and pop in the microwave for 90 seconds. Enjoy!

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Did you know that there are over 1,000 apple varieties to choose from? Check out this article that I wrote for Clean Eating magazine to learn which kind of apples work best in all of your favorite recipes.