Single Serve Apple Crisp

If you were looking forward to a dinner, bread, or smoothie recipe, please accept my humblest apologies. I am weak. I love sugary sweets. I also inexplicably love oatmeal-based desserts and snacks. So when I find a new recipe that satisfies my sweet tooth without taking a lot of effort on my part, I have to share it.

This apple crisp recipe is divine. Normally, I make a massive casserole dish filled with apple crisp, which is too much for me and my husband to eat. As a result, we tend to eat apple crisp for days until we can’t stand it anymore. But with this single-serve recipe, I can enjoy one good-sized helping of dessert and feel proud of myself for ending it at that. No need for seconds, thirds, or fourth helpings.

In fact, because this recipe is so compact and so easy to make, I think it would make a delicious breakfast. You can assemble and cook it in a flash and have something hot, filling, and sweet to start your day.


The ingredients are simple and straightforward. It’s almost like making a basic bowl of oatmeal:

  • apple1 Apple, Peeled, Cored, and Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Quick-Cooking Oats
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Keep in mind that you might not need the entire apple depending on the size of your baking dish.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Although the apple crisp takes some time to cook in the oven, I can usually whip together the ingredients in less than 5 minutes. The steps are about as simple and easy to follow as they come.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Core, peel, and chop apple.
  3. Place apple into small baking dish.
  4. In a separate small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon.
  5. Sprinkle ingredients over the fruit.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

If you’re short on time, you can also try the microwave option. I haven’t had the chance to try it yet, but I assume the recipe will taste just as delicious (if not as crumbly and crunchy as in the oven). Simply heat in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds on high, or until apple becomes soft and tender.

Nutritional Information

Since this is a single serving of apple crisp, I had no problem plugging in the ingredients into the MyFitnessPal app. Here’s the nutritional information:

  • Calories: 344
  • Total Fat: 12.1g
  • food pyramid doodleSaturated Fat: 7.4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.2g
  • Trans N/A
  • Cholesterol: 30.5mg
  • Sodium: 89.5mg
  • Potassium: 42.0mg
  • Total Carbs: 59.6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8g
  • Sugars: 29.6g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Vitamin A: 9.1%
  • Vitamin C: 20.1%
  • Calcium: 5.0%
  • Iron: 6.2%

As per usual, this information varies depending on the brands of ingredients you use and how precisely you measure each ingredient.

Look at Me Cook

Some of my pictures didn’t quite turn out how I had hoped. The day was fairly overcast, so a lot of my colors looked a little washed out. Looks like I’ll have to make this recipe again soon so I can retake the pictures. 😉

Yummy! I’m excited for my next breakfast.