This is a recipe born from desperation. I’m beginning to recognise this as a common pattern with most of my culinary adventures: I’m hungry, I go to the fridge, and am presented with not a lot of options.
I present to you what is basically deconstructed apple pie in a mug, sans the crust. It’s so easy and quick to make that it’s dangerous… I’m not gonna lie, there have been days where I’ve made and eaten four to five of these. But since the base is an apple, a fruit, I’ve validated it as sort of healthy. Here’s how to make apple crisp in a mug.
- 1 apple
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 2 Tbsp. (be generous if you want it to taste good) brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. oats (I use a packet of the 100 cal quaker oats because it’s about the same measurement)
- 2 Tbsp. butter, cubed
- Pinch of salt
- Cinammon to taste
Chop up an apple into thin slices. Make sure the slices are equally thin or they won’t cook evenly. Put into a bowl/mug and microwave for a minute.
Meanwhile, combine all the dry ingredients. It’s literally that easy. When the apple is done heating, dot the slices with some of the butter, spoon the dry ingredients over the top, and then sprinkle the rest of the butter over the entire thing. Even if it looks like a lot of butter, you might want to add some more to the point where you fear contracting diabetes, because it’s an important ingredient in keeping everything together. And because it’s always better to have more butter than not enough, duh.
Put in microwave for 50 seconds, then mix until you get a crumbly buttery texture. Mmmmm you’re welcome.