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!