Blogger Secret Ingredient

by Jenn (eating bender) on September 27, 2008

On Friday afternoon, I was looking for a snack. Nothing too big, nothing too small. That’s right, Goldilocks, I wanted something just right.

I am so excited because I have honestly wanted to participate in the Blogger Secret Ingredient competition/contest/game (which one would it be??) ever since it began, but just haven’t been able to for one reason or another. This week, I was lucky enough to already have the ingredient – apples – on hand, so it was only a matter of figuring out exactly what to do with them.

So back to my predicament. I decided that my snack must include apples somehow. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do yet, but to get the ball rolling I cut one up and put the slices in a bowl. There was no turning back after that!

From there, being The Lazy Chef that I am, I determined that I would make a single-serving treat in the microwave. Suddenly, the Microwaveable Apple Crisp was born!

Now, I’m sure that this recipe is not all that original and may have even been used this week – if so, I apologize because I’m doing my best to keep up on blog reading but sometimes I get a few days behind. But the end result made for a fast, dessert-y snack that is perfect for fall!

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 3-5 diced apple slices
  • 1 tbsp. Promise Light buttery spread
  • 1 tbsp. old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. whipped cream



Combine Promise, oats, flour, brown sugar and water in a bowl.

Add in apple slices. Microwave on high for 40 seconds, or until all ingredients have melted and blended together. Remove from microwave and stir.

**Apologies for very blurry picture**

Top with whipped cream and serve!

The great thing about this recipe is that you can increase the amount of each ingredient to make a bigger apple crisp and bake it in the oven. The ingredient list is also very simple and doesn’t require that much effort, so it can be a completely last minute idea but will still turn out very tasty!

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • 140 calories
  • 6g fat
  • 21g carbohydrates
  • 2g fiber
  • 2g protein


Don’t worry, I ate the rest of those apple slices from that original bowl with a dollop of peanut butter :) But an easy way to make dessert for a party with just one apple would be to use all of the slices and make several individual crumble cups!

I’m off to do some homework – which is actually code word for catching up on blogs because I like to procrastinate!!

Have a great Saturday!

1 Nicole September 27, 2008 at 11:33 am

Oh man! That looks so good! Thank you!!!

2 Julz September 27, 2008 at 11:44 am

Absolutely ADORE it! And adore you miss Jenn! Have the best freaking saturday of your LIZZ.

3 HangryPants September 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm

I know this makes me weird, but I actually don’t like sweet apple things – like pie. I know! But, this looks so tasty and you get extra points for how simple and fast it was. Great job, Jenn. :)

4 Megan September 27, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Love this recipe! Healthy and fast!

5 fitnessista September 27, 2008 at 2:37 pm

hahah i’m doing “homework” right now too >;)
great idea making a microwaveable crumble!! sounds fabulous, i’ll definitely be trying this one!
have a great weekend!!

6 Erin September 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm

That’s the BEST IDEA Jenn! I’m totally gonna make that. Maybe even tonight!
I couldn’t find that tilapia you used at the store. Poo.
Hope your wknd is treating you fabulously!

7 Melissa S. September 27, 2008 at 3:34 pm


too bad i don’t have a MICROWAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


haha! have a good saturday!

8 Olga September 27, 2008 at 5:47 pm

o0O sounds perfect for us college folk: fast, delicious, cheap and microwaveable! It’s the pinnacle of my life. Thanks for sharing!

Yeah…I should be doing “homework” too.


Hope your Saturday’s awesome!

9 VeggieGirl September 27, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Hooray for Goldilocks days!! :-)

Microwaveable Apple Crisp?!?!?!! MAAAAARVELOUS!!!!

I just had a vision…. I see….. “The Lazy Chef” becoming a new hit series on the Food Network channel!! 😀

10 Fit Bottomed Girls September 27, 2008 at 6:19 pm

I love that it’s a single serving size. Perfect for when you need a treat, but don’t want a whole pan tempting you all day. :)

11 Andrea September 27, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Just added the recipe to the list!

12 jenngirl September 27, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Yummsies Jenn! I love how you decided to play around with the blogger’s secret ingredient! Apple “crisps” are the best!! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! 😉

13 Katie September 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm

YUM! What a wonderful recipe for fall.

14 cookeatrun September 28, 2008 at 2:18 am

looks yummy!
i just started a food blog, would it be okay if i add you to my blogroll?

15 Christie September 28, 2008 at 5:09 am

Thanks for the great recipe.. it is always good to have a nice apple crips recipe that is quick and easy especially now that it is fall!

16 Christie I September 28, 2008 at 7:04 am

What a great fall dessert!

17 Lindsay September 28, 2008 at 7:11 am

Total drool over here 😉 I think I will be making this for dessert tonight after dinner!!! Awesome & super quick recipe :)

PS… I totally forgot you had this theme, since I always read your blog on Google Reader, but I hope you don’t mind me using it… I love the brightness of the blue :)

18 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) September 28, 2008 at 10:01 am

I think I’ll try this today!

By the way, I know the new banner has been up for a while, but I just wanted to say that I love it! The blackberries and raspberries look like they are popping off the screen and I love the contrast of the vibrant colors!

19 M September 28, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Looks tasty!

20 MWS September 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm

ooh! what an easy version of an apple crisp. I love the lazy chef :)

I am so with you on the “code word for catching up on blogs”/procrastination! lol 😛 ah gotta love the internet!

21 cookeatrun September 28, 2008 at 3:30 pm

ok, thanks..
ha yeah ‘see’ you around.. wow it took me a while to get that

22 Erica September 28, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Simple/easy recipes are always best! This look awesome! I will make this for the husband as a snack sometime soon!

23 blueberryhil September 29, 2008 at 12:31 am

Yummy. I’ve been looking for a single serving apple crisp recipie for ages. I bet it would be great with berries, too.

24 HeatherBakes September 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

YUM! And so easy! I bet that would be really good with ice cream, too…

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