Apple crisp is probably the dessert I’d take over all others. On my birtday-apple crisp. Bad day-apple crisp. In fact, I pretty much knew I was going to marry my husband when we decided to split apple crisp on our second date. We were at the Cheesecake factory 🙂
My children for some reason don’t share the (obvious) love for apple crisp, and it’s hard to figure out an apple crisp topping that is Swank and Paleo-ish approved. So I can either make a big apple crisp and eat it myself (not a bad idea…) or figure out how to make a single serve dairy free and gluten free apple crisp just for me! Yum Yum Yum.
Since we have all of those apples from our recent apple picking jaunts, I knew apple crisp time was here. I did some searching online and found this recipe on a fun blog called ‘Life at Clover Hill.” A very good place to start. Then, staying true to my style, I figured out how to make it more Swank-friendly (Swank-y?), and came up with this adaptation. You’ll see this is made in the microwave, and everyone knows I’m iffy about the microwave. However-it’s somehow STILL hot in New England, and I didn’t want to heat up the house by turning on the oven. And it’s apple crisp, people?! Ideal for mommy time treat.
- 1 apple, diced ( i don't peel, but you could)
- 3 tbsp GF Rolled Oats* (grain free version sub chopped walnuts or pecans)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil (omit if using nuts instead of oats)
- 2 tsp coconut sugar
- drizzle of honey or maple syrup
- *If you don't need to be GF, just substitute with regular oats
- Melt coconut oil and mix with oats, coconut sugar, and salt. Mix diced apples with cinnamon
- Place ⅓ of oat mixture in a microwavable mug, add a layer of half of the diced apples. Add another ⅓ of the mixture, then the other half of the apples. Add the last of the oat mixture on top.
- Microwave for 1½ to 2 minutes, and add honey or maple syrup for extra gooey yumminess.
- You may need to play around with measurements depending on the size and sweet/tartness of the apple you are using.