January 18, 2012

Single Serving Apple Crisp


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!

Ingredients:

  • 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.

14 comments:

  1. This looks healthy on the body AND wallet! Thanks Matthew! You always have such lovely recipes and photos.

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  2. I just made this tonight. It was really easy to make, and I had the ingredients right in my kitchen. Thank you Matthew. It was very good. Loving the recipes.

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  3. "less desserts and more veggies"
    i've resolved to do that, too... but how can i when you keep posting amazing desserts! ;)
    ~Rebecca

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  4. This looks so delicious. Cant wait to make it.

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  5. Wonderful idea making single serve dishes! I'm gonna start doing that, since my husband doesn't like sweets much and I end up eating everything by myself!

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  6. Fab! And I subbed coconut oil for margarine yum!

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  7. Just saw a microwave version of the same, will have to try this out as well.
    I'm vegan and I love the single serving desserts too!:)

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  8. Made this last night with some coconut oil and added a bit of lime zest and juice (I put lemon/lime in everything!). It was exactly what I was looking for, it hit the spot. First time on your blog, will continue to follow as I've already eyed some really delicious looking recipes! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you liked the recipe - and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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