A couple weeks ago I saw Averie’s post for a Microwave Apple Crumble and knew that I had to give it a try. Naturally, I wanted to make it a bit healthier, so some changes I made were:
coconut oil instead of butter
much less sugar- half stevia, half brown sugar
oat flour instead of all-purpose flour
My crumble doesn’t look quite as invitingly golden brown as hers, but it tasted really great nonetheless. I added a protein icing on top to increase the protein and because I have become obsessed with making icing from vanilla whey powder and water. It is so easy and adds something special without adding a ton of sugar, but is optional here.
This crumble could be eaten for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. It is so quick to whip together and doesn’t require turning on the oven. A win, win in my mind.
Single-Serve Microwave Apple Crumble
Adapted from Averie Cooks.
1 large apple, sliced and cut into small cubes (I roughly skinned my apples so they weren’t too rough)
½ tablespoon coconut oil
½ tablespoon ground flax seed
1 packet stevia (or 1 tablespoon brown sugar)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons rolled oats, gluten free optional
2 tablespoons oat flour, gluten free optional
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
Icing (optional): ½ cup vanilla whey protein powder mixed with a small amount of water until it becomes the consistency of vanilla
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine the apple mixture ingredients and toss to coat completely.
- In a separate bowl, combine the crumble topping and mix until combined. Crumble evenly on top of apple mixture.
- Microwave on high heat for about 2 minutes. Depending on the strength of your microwave you may need to stop it at 1 ½ minutes or keep going for another minute or so until the apples soften.
Nutritional Information (excluding icing and using stevia in apple mixture)
Serving Size: 1 Calories: 299 Fat: 16.6 g Carbohydrates: 35.6 g Protein: 3.6 g Fiber: 6.9 g Sugar: 16 g