I'm loving these single serving desserts! I hope everyone is sill sticking to your new year's resolutions (if you made any)! I didn't really make one specific resolution, but I sort of always have the same ones. Eat healthier, exercise more, do more of the things I love. That sort of thing...and I don't save those things for new years day. I just use the new year as a re-starting point. It's a nice little reminder to stay on track.
So for me - part of eating healthier has been trying to eat less desserts and more veggies. That's where these single serving desserts come in. They're life savers! Whenever I get that craving - I whip up a little something and I'm good to go. And who are we kidding - when I'm craving cake, grabbing a piece of fruit isn't going to do the trick.
So I came up with the next best thing. It does have fruit and oats in it (so that makes it a little healthy, right?!) The best part of this dish is that I don't have a whole plate of that sweet something sitting on my counter! This apple crisp is just like Grandma made. Sweet, crumbly topping with a tender apple center. It fills the house with that amazing smell that only apple crisp can do!
- 1 small apple - thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp margarine, shortening, or coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Thinly slice the apple and place in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tbsp of brown sugar, 1/2 tbsp flour, and 1/8 tsp cinnamon. Coat the apple slices with the dry ingredients and place in a small baking dish.
Using the same bowl mix together 1 tbsp brow sugar, 2 tbsp oats, 1 tbsp flour, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp margarine. Cream together with a fork until the margarine becomes crumbly and is well incorporated with the dry ingredients.
Top the apples with the crumbled mixture. Place the small baking dish on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 22-25 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving.