Mug Apple Crisp

Mug Apple Crisp

This Mug Apple Crisp recipe uses just a few simple ingredients and cooks in a mug right in the microwave. The recipe makes one mug crisp so it’s perfect for a single serving dessert. Top a chopped apple with a simple oat-based crisp topping. Microwave, maybe top with a scoop of ice-cream and enjoy!

Mug Apple Crisp with text overlay

What you’ll need for this Apple Crisp in a Mug:

  • Apple
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg – optional, but I like the extra flavor it adds
  • Brown Sugar – light or dark brown sugar work
  • Butter
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Classic Rolled Oats
Bowl of chopped apples and a bowl of flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon

How to Make this Recipe:

  1. Peel and chop up the apple into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the more tender they will be. If you like your apples to have more of a bite, then cut them a little larger. Add apples to mug and toss with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar (if using).
  2. In a small bowl, melt the butter. Mix the melted butter with brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Top the apples with the oat crumble mixture.
  4. Microwave mug for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes. The apples should be tender and the crisp topping bubbling.
  5. Allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Unbaked mug apple crisp

Can I make more than one Mug Apple Crisp?

This recipe is written for one apple crisp, but you can easily double it to make two! You can chop up two apples and divide between two mugs. You can do the same with the crumble topping – mix up a double batch and divide between the two mugs. It’s best to microwave them separately, though.

Hand dipping a spoon into the apple crisp

What size of mug should I use?

Any standard size (8 ounces or larger) coffee mug works! This apple crisp will cook down as the apples cook, so it’s okay if the recipe fills up to the brim of your mug. Unlike other mug cakes, this one does not rise and expand as it cooks. The most important piece is to use a mug that is microwave safe!

Mug Apple crisp with a spoon and small bowl of oats

Do I need to grease my mug?

Because you eat the crisp right out of the mug, you do not need to grease. Although, if you want easier clean up you could spray with cooking spray before cooking. I do not grease and instead just soak the mug in some warm soapy water for a few minutes before cleaning to remove any cooked on bits.

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Mug apple crisp

Mug Apple Crisp


  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

Mug Apple Crisp uses just a few simple ingredients and cooks in a mug right in the microwave. Makes one serving so the perfect single serving dessert! Top with a scoop of ice-cream, if you’d like, and enjoy!


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Ingredients

Apples

  • 1 medium apple – peeled and chopped up into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar – light or dark brown sugar works. Optional if you want a sweeter crisp.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Small pinch of ground nutmeg

Crisp Topping

  • 2 tablespoons butter – salted or unsalted works
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar – light or dark brown sugar works
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Small pinch of ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop up the apple into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the more tender they will be. If you like your apples to have more of a bite, then leave them slightly larger.
  2. Add apples to mug and toss with brown sugar (if using), cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Make the crisp topping. In a small bowl, melt the butter (about 30 seconds in the microwave). Stir in the brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Top the apples with the crisp mixture.
  5. Microwave mug for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes. The apples should be just tender and the crisp topping will be bubbly.
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


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