This quick and easy Microwave Apple Crisp Recipe is made with 5 ingredients, and in under 5 minutes. The simplest fall dessert made for one!
I love serving mine with fresh whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or vanilla Greek yogurt if you want to add a little protein boost. Apple crisp just isn't complete without something cool and creamy on top!
As if apple crisp couldn't get any better, it's made in 5 minutes. In a mug. IN THE MICROWAVE. Like, hmmm I feel like apple crisp. BOOM. A couple chops here, mixy mix there, microwave, top with ice cream, inhale, repeat. I haven't thought this through or anything.
What you'll need to make this
- large apple
- all purpose flour
- brown sugar
- vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (for serving)
*If you like this recipe, add this Skillet Apple Crisp to your list!*
How to Make this Microwave Apple Crisp Recipe:
Start by peeling, coring, and slicing a large apple. Firmer apples like gala or Granny Smith work much better than softer varieties like McIntosh, since they hold their shape better when cooked, and don't turn into a pile of mush.
Toss the apple slices in a microwave-safe mug with 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon until coated.
Top the apples with 1 ½ tablespoons of granola. If you have a cinnamon flavored granola, even better, but any type will really do. I prefer one without any added dried fruits or nuts for a more OG apple crisp flavor. Microwave it on high for 1-2 minutes, or until apples are softened. I like mine to have a slight bite left to them, but if you like your apples really cooked down, cook it for an additional 30 seconds to a minute longer. Carefully remove it from the microwave (it's gunna be HOT), top with ½ tablespoon more of granola, and a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional, but is it really?)
- Use a firm apple like Granny Smith or Gala for best texture.
- Adding a little bit more granola after it's cooked gives that crunchy topping you know and love about apple crisp.
- Topping it off with whipped cream or ice cream is technically optional, but highly HIGHLY recommended.
What kind of apple do I use?
You can really use any apple you have, but my favorites are Granny Smith and Gala, since they hold their shape better when cooked. As much as I love McIntosh apples, they turn to applesauce when cooked. This isn't called Microwave Applesauce, folks.
Can I make this gluten-free?
You can certainly make this gluten-free by using your favorite gluten-free granola, and swapping the flour for a gluten-free flour, or cornstarch instead.
What kind of granola do I use?
My favorite types of granola to use are ones without any added fruits, nuts, or seeds, since those aren't typically used in an apple crisp. Vanilla or cinnamon flavored granola are my go-tos, but feel free to use your own favorite, knowing the flavor may change the overall taste of the crisp.
Money-Saving Tips for this Microwave Apple Crisp
Buy in bulk. Apples are in season! Buy a big ol' bag, and use the rest for more crisp, or an easy, healthy snack. Buying granola, and flour in bigger sizes as well, is a more cost-effective option.
Use store brands. Opt for store brands for things like flour and sugar for a less expensive option that doesn't sacrifice flavor or quality.
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