3 Minute Apple Crisp {for one} {vegan & gluten free}

There are so many wonderful things about September: fall fashion, warm bowls of oatmeal, pumpkin, new seasons of my fave shows and of course apples…


I was so excited when (other!) Amy selected apples as the fruit for September’s Veggie of the Month challenge. If you aren’t familiar with the challenge you can read all about it here. But the jist of it is to create a recipe with the selected veggie (bell peppers this month) or fruit (apples) or both to share via blogland. It’s a great way to try new fruits and veggies and use them in a variety of ways. [Here’s what I made last month]

Veggie of the month

I decided that I wanted to make an apple dessert. Hm but where to begin? Well, when I set out to create recipes I have a few things in mind: easy, healthy and delicious.


Mission accomplished.

1. Easy: 6 ingredients, 3 minutes. I wish I had Davida’s patience in the kitchen… but I don’t.

2. Healthy: Apple, oats, walnuts and cinnamon? Boom.

3. Delicious: Well you’ll have to be the judge…


I love single serving desserts. They are ideal for my midnight not actually midnight because let’s be real here I’m a Grandma and go to bed at 10pm snack. Sometimes making a whole batch of something is totally unappealing.

Case in point: I am craving brownies right now but tomorrow night I might want a peanut butter creation. [Yes I know I can freeze things but fresh is always more delicious]

Hope you enjoy!



3 Minute Apple Crisp {for one}


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped (I used a McIntosh)
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats – gluten free if necessary
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts (any nut would work)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil, melted


1. Place the apple pieces in a microwave safe bowl and set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon.

3. Add the melted coconut oil and combine.

4. Pour oat mixture over the apples.

5. Microwave for 3 minutes.

6. Dig in and enjoy! (you could surely top this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…)

Per serving (entire recipe): 283 calories, 38g carbs, 12g fat, 4g protein, 23g sugar… a billion grams of delicious! 

It doesn’t get much easier than that! I love seeing what you make so Tweet at me, ‘Gram at me, etc. with all your creations.

Questions of the day…

What is your favorite apple?  Golden delicious for me! Favorite apple recipe?

What’s important to you when you follow a recipe?  


43 thoughts on “3 Minute Apple Crisp {for one} {vegan & gluten free}

  1. I’m all about the no-fuss single serving recipes haha, and this looks both healthy and delicious! For everyday, I like Gala and Fuji, because they’re the perfect size. But, truly, nothing beats a Pink Lady!!

  2. I love Pink Lady apples by far they are so sweet and delicious!! I love single serve desserts and this one looks great, I love my mum’s home made dutch apple cake for a favourite Apple recipe :) It just reminds me of my childhood as she used to make it all the time.

  3. Sometimes I wait to make a recipe for when I know I am going somewhere or having people over just so I’m not making the whole thing for Grant and I! Like when I make a batch of cookies, the two of us could eat the whole batch in two days.. so it can be dangerous haha. And I looove frozen cookies so putting them in the freezer doesn’t help.

  4. Thank you for reminding me that I have some apples in the fridge that I bought on Monday…i’ll be needing to dig into those, possibly with this recipe ;-) And my favourite apples are Ambrosia, Pink Lady and Honeycrisp – so, so good. Favourite apple recipe is a tough one – probably either a crisp or a pie with crumble topping…the topping is always the best part ;-)

  5. Yummm!! I love the fact that apples are so freaking easy to cook up in the microwave. That’s the lazy chef coming out in me too! Apples are delicious, BUT raw apples make me sick. Not sure what causes it, but apparently there is a small group of people out there who can’t stomach them either. I used to be able to eat them fine, and back then my favorite was the…green kind. Haha I am blanking on the name, but I liked them because they were a little tart. Thanks for linking up, girl!

  6. YAY I see you got the measuring spoons out ;-) I did, too! Lol. I wish there was an automatic way to link my Pinterest account to your blog so that they just automatically appear. Actually scratch that, can I link your blog to my kitchen so your recipes can just instantly appear there? Cool. Let’s invent that.

  7. Impatient is my middle name! This fall is my first apple season since finding out about my food intolerance, which includes apples :( Apples and all things apple (cider, hard cider, donuts, crisps, pie, butter, etc) are my all time favorite. It’s so hard not being able to have them! I think I’m going to have to eat them anyway even if it hurts because I feel like it will be worth it.

  8. Oh girl, I’m totally with you on the single-serve desserts. Sometimes I just want a taste of something to satisfy an immediate craving, and it ends up not being so appealing anymore after that. So little bits of a lot of different things are perfect :D And speaking of which, THIS looks perfect. Apples are so, SO good right now, and I’ve recently fallen in love with golden delicious myself. Thanks for sharing, lady!

  9. This looks so good, Amy! I love single serving recipes too because whenever I make a huge batch of something, I get sick of it after a while and my freezer, well… there’s only so much! Favourite apple is a pink lady, and best way to eat it- ok, don’t get grossed out but I love microwaving an apple with cinnamon and mixing it with salty cottage cheese and topping that with almond butter.. so good.

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