Easy Microwave Apple Crisp in a Mug

Easy Microwave Apple Crisp in a Mug is the perfect fall dessert. It’s the perfect single-servings fall dessert with cinnamon apples & oatmeal crisp topping!

microwave apple crisp in a mug with whipped cream on top

Hi everyone! Amanda here from Old House to New Home, sharing a deliciously easy, fall recipe. While I could eat apple flavored desserts all year long, nothing is better on a chilly night than a warm and cinnamony apple dessert! But this apple crisp recipe is not your average fruit dessert, it is made in individual serving sizes and can be done in the microwave! So whenever that apple crisp craving hits, you can make this easy dessert recipe in just minutes!

When my husband and I were first married and childless, we got into the habit of making mug cakes almost nightly after dinner! It was so nice to have dessert on demand in only minutes, with nearly zero effort. Well, once kids came, we found ourselves having dessert less often, unless just recently when my daughter discovered mug cakes from YouTube videos! She asks for them weekly, and since they are so easy, I often oblige.

looking down at a microave apple crisp in a mug after cooking

I have had fun coming up with new easy microwave mug cake recipes, but have been craving an apple version and knew I had to experiment a little until I found the perfect recipe! After a few tries, I have perfected these Mug Apple Crisps and love how they are like a little cup of fall, in one single serving!

close up of microwave apple crisp in a mug with whipped cream, cinnamon, and oat topping

I live in the mountains of PA and fall is in full swing here! Trips to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard each weekend and beautiful leaves on our mountaintops always remind me that this is my favorite time of the year. Not only is the weather beautiful, but you can’t beat fall foods! It is the season of comfort food and apples, and that is one of my favorite combinations! This Mug Apple Crisp Recipe is the perfect end to any fall evening!

fork lifting a bite of microwave apple crisp out of a mug

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A mug of Apple Crisp with ice cream

Easy Microwave Apple Crisp in a Mug

Easy Microwave Apple Crisp in a Mug is the perfect fall dessert. It’s the perfect single-servings fall dessert with cinnamon apples & oatmeal crisp topping!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 512kcal

Ingredients
  

For the apple filling:

  • 1 apple peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon flour

For the crisp topping:

  • 2 tablespoons of softened butter not melted!
  • 1 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mix apple filling ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix together crisp ingredients. Work in the butter with a fork.
  • Layer half the apples in a microwave safe bowl, mug, or ramekin. Top with half the crisp mixture. Add another layer of apples and then the remaining crisp mixture. Place in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Careful, it will be very hot when removing from the microwave! Serve warm with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

Notes

  • If you want to make in the oven, you can bake in an oven-safe ramekin for 10-12 minutes in a 375-degree oven.
  • You can add more/less cinnamon and brown sugar to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 4gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 233mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 7gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 976IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
Keyword apple crisp

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Amanda

Amanda blogs at Old House to New Home where she shares easy ways to eat, create, and decorate, all while raising two young girls! Amanda is a Spanish teacher, wife to a great husband, and mommy to the two most beautiful little girls! Amanda loves food, traveling, and transforming their 115 year old house into their home.

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  1. I made with a nectarine. I didn’t have apples. It was really good.

    I will tweak the recipe as I don’t like anything really sweet. But I definitely will make again this summer with the nectarines and keep the apples for the fall. I think I’ll also add apples and walnuts.

  2. This was super yummy! Took a little bit longer than the typical 1 minute mug cakes I’m used to, but I really enjoyed it and would make it again 🙂 Only constructive criticism is that it would be great if you specified whether it was a small or large apple, because they’re so different!

  3. The recipe rating is based on ingredients, ease of preparation and clear instructions, as I have not made it yet. Just wanted to say I have spent half an hour wading through other people’s websites with similar recipes just trying to even FIND the recipe, just to be distracted by ads, links, landing pages, videos with no captions and never getting an actual recipe. Yes, everyone has ads these days but you do provide a recipe that was worth searching for. That’s what makes people come back. Thanks!

  4. This was really good! I like that it was one serving and I did not have to make a huge pan to satisfy my sweet tooth. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I made this and it was SO GOOD! Will make again. I pretty much followed the recipe but one thing I didn’t follow was the peeling of the apples part because i was to lazy (lol) Did send to a friend and she made it and loved it too! Thank you so much!

  6. I’ve made this a few times now and I absolutely love it! Perfect, for when that craving for something sweet hits! Give it a try x x

  7. I just made this as a snack and it’s amazing! The only thing I want to warn you about if you make this is let. it. cool. I let it cool for a minute and still burned my mouth. Other than that this recipe is amazing, it tastes great

  8. I subbed almond flour for the flour and coconut oil for the butter and it was great! Only recommend using slightly less coconut oil if you choose to sub that, mine had a little too much. Overall very yummy and this will go in the quick dessert rotation for sure!

  9. I made 2x servings, baked it in a 350-degree oven for 50 minutes. It is delicious and very easy. I also tried it in the microwave and it was good, but the oven-baked was much better. I sent the recipe to my sister who lives alone.

  10. I made this today and it was so good. Usually, I would be skeptical because desserts are too sweet, and I am not a cinnamon lover, but this was quite perfect. Thanks!

    1. You could mix up the topping without the butter ahead of time, then add the butter right before cooking them.

  11. Very nice! I wasn’t real happy about dirtying more than one bowl, but it was worth it – lol. Next time I will double the recipe for me and my 10 year old. I ate it with vanilla bean ice cream and it was out of this world! Thank you for such a great recipe!

  12. I am collecting ‘mug’ cake and pudding recipes to use when travelling in our caravan. Thank you for this recipe – Jenni in Australia

  13. The point of a mug dessert is to not dirty up a bunch of extra dishes. Just smoosh it all together in the mug, it’s the flavor that counts!!!! Really love these mug desserts, it’s just me and my 13 yo so we don’t usually finish full size desserts

    1. Yes you can definitely just do it that way, although you do want to mix the filling and topping separately. This is more of a way to avoid turning on your oven and just make a single serving.

  14. I didn’t have any oats so I used more flour instead and it turned out so good. I’m going to recommend this to my friends.