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Apple crisp is one my all time favorite desserts! I wanted to find a way to enjoy in a quick yet guilt-free way should I have the sudden craving for such goodness, so I created a version that takes only about 14 minutes to make!

Single serving apple crisp in a ramekin with vegan ice cream next to decorative apples

Why this Recipe Works:

  • Using a small amount of simple ingredients, this single-serving dessert is so easy to make.
  • The option to use coconut sugar as a sweetener gives this treat some extra nutrients.
  • The quick cook time allows you to enjoy this dessert on a whim!
  • The single-serving format is perfect for dinner parties when you want to make your guests feel extra special.

What are the best apples to use in apple crisp?

  • Most people like tart green apples such as Granny Smith for their apple desserts because it creates a nice contrast of flavors with the sweetness and the cinnamon.  However, any firm apple will do; the Fuji and Spartan varieties are nice choices if you like sweeter apples.
  • Or, use a combination of apples!

How to Make Single-Serving Cinnamon Apple Crisp:

1) First, preheat your oven to 450º and then find yourself an oven safe dish that’s about 4 inches in diameter. You can also use a large muffin tin for the baking portion, but start off with a microwave safe bowl until you get past step #6 below.

Two empty ramikens

2) Next, chop up ½ of a medium sized apple (I used Fuji) and place it in the dish.

Two ramekins filled with raw, chopped apples

3) Then, grab your cinnamon and lightly dust the top of the chopped apples.

Two ramikens filled with raw apples and a dusting of cinnamon

4) Now add your sweetener of choice. I used coconut sugar. If you choose to use an artificial sweetener, monk fruit or stevia, you may want to add only ½ the amount called for in the recipe, as many calorie-free sweeteners are much sweeter than coconut, white or brown sugar.

Coconut sugar being poured into ramekins of apple crisp filling

5) Next, add the lemon juice. If you don’t have any fresh lemons handy, the bottled type of lemon juice will work just fine.

Lemon juice being poured into a ramekin with apple crisp mixture

6) This next step is a big part of the reason why this recipe is so quick to make: take your apple mixture and microwave on high for one minute. If you’re not a fan of microwaving or if perhaps you don’t even own one – no biggie! Just add 3 – 5 minutes to the oven cooking time below. *If you’re using a muffin tin, transfer the apple mixture over once this step is complete.

Two ramekins filled with cooked apple crisp filling

7) In a separate bowl, add the old-fashioned rolled oats, non-dairy butter, cinnamon, sugar and walnuts (IF you’re a walnut person)…

Apple crisp topping ingredients in a bowl

And mix it all together with your fingers until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Mixed apple crisp topping ingredients in a bowl

8) Add this lovely oatmeal concoction to the top of your apple mixture.

Two ramekins with apple crisp filling and topping

9) Place your dish on a baking sheet and place on the top rack in the oven.
Bake for approximately 6 – 10 minutes or until the highest peaks of the oatmeal start to turn a light brown color. Two other indicators that the dessert is done baking is the glorious smell that suddenly permeates the kitchen, plus, the juices from the apple starts to bubble.

Baked apple crisp cooling on a cookie sheet

10) Ta-daa!! And there you have it… your own personal sized apple crisp! This is also a great dessert to make if you find yourself entertaining last minute for unexpected guests. Just whip up one for each person. It’s so quick, easy and oh-so delicious! As a note: Be careful when handling after removing from the oven, as the dish may be very hot! If you’re using a muffin tin, carefully spoon the dessert out into the serving vessel of your choice.

Then if you so desire, add a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream to the top (I like the cashew-based type). And if you’re feeling really fancy, dust the ice cream with a tiny bit of extra cinnamon, just for presentation’s sake.

Single serving apple crisp in a ramekin with vegan ice cream next to decorative apples

Top Tips for Making Single-Serving Cinnamon Apple Crisp:

  • I leave the skin on my apples, and even the pickiest of eaters in my home do not mind!  However, feel free to peel your apples if that’s what you prefer.
  • Aim for one-inch chunks when chopping your apples. I do this by first cutting my apples into thick slices, and then chop each slice into thirds.
  • If you prefer not to use a microwave, simply at 3 – 5 minutes to the cooking time in the oven.
  • Use monk fruit or stevia to make this dessert sugar-free. You may want to add only ½ the amount called for in the recipe, as many calorie-free sweeteners are much sweeter than coconut, white or brown sugar.

This easy dessert goes great with my 2-Ingredient Vegan Whipped Cream or Cinnamon Cookie Cashew Ice Cream! Hosting a party or want to make a bigger batch? Then you have to try my Easy Skillet Apple Crisp, too!

Did you try this recipe? Give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance, friend.

Vegan Single Serving Apple Crisp

Single Serving Cinnamon Apple Crisp! (Vegan and Gluten Free)

This recipe allows you to enjoy apple crisp in a quick yet guilt-free way should you have the sudden craving for such goodness!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Gluten-Free and Vegan Cinnamon Apple Crisp, Single Serving Desserts, Vegan Cinnamon Apple Crisp, Vegan Desserts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

Apple Mixture:

  • ½ of an Apple chopped (I used Fuji)
  • A dusting of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. of Coconut OR Brown Sugar Can substitute with half the amount of monk fruit or stevia.
  • ½ Tb. of Lemon Juice

Oatmeal Topping:

  • 2 T. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 Tb. Non-Dairy Butter
  • ¼ tsp. of Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. of Coconut OR Brown Sugar Can substitute with half the amount of monk fruit or stevia.
  • 1 Tb. of Chopped Walnuts optional
  • Non-Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream optional

Instructions

  • First, preheat your oven to 450º and then find yourself an oven safe dish that’s about 4 inches in diameter. You can also use a large muffin tin for the baking portion, but start off with a microwave safe bowl until you get past step #6 below.
  • Next, chop up ½ of a medium sized apple (I used Fuji) and place it in the dish.
  • Then, grab your cinnamon and lightly dust the top of the chopped apples.
  • Now add your sweetener of choice. I used coconut sugar. If you choose to use an artificial sweetener, monk fruit or stevia, you may want to add only ½ the amount called for in the recipe, as many calorie-free sweeteners are much sweeter than coconut, white or brown sugar.
  • Next, add the lemon juice. If you don’t have any fresh lemons handy, the bottled type of lemon juice will work just fine.
  • This next step is a big part of the reason why this recipe is so quick to make: take your apple mixture and microwave on high for one minute. If you’re not a fan of microwaving or if perhaps you don’t even own one - no biggie! Just add 3 - 5 minutes to the oven cooking time below. *If you’re using a muffin tin, transfer the apple mixture over once this step is complete.
  • In a separate bowl, add the old-fashioned rolled oats, non-dairy butter, cinnamon, sugar and walnuts (IF you’re a walnut person) and mix it all together with your fingers until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add this lovely oatmeal concoction to the top of your apple mixture.
  • Place your dish on a baking sheet and place on the top rack in the oven. Bake for approximately 6 - 10 minutes or until the highest peaks of the oatmeal start to turn a light brown color. Two other indicators that the dessert is done baking is the glorious smell that suddenly permeates the kitchen, plus, the juices from the apple starts to bubble.
  • Ta-daa!! And there you have it… your own personal sized apple crisp! This is also a great dessert to make if you find yourself entertaining last minute for unexpected guests. Just whip up one for each person. It’s so quick, easy and oh-so delicious! As a note: Be careful when handling after removing from the oven, as the dish may be very hot! If you’re using a muffin tin, carefully spoon the dessert out into the serving vessel of your choice.

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Notes

  • I leave the skin on my apples, and even the pickiest of eaters in my home do not mind!  However, feel free to peel your apples if that's what you prefer.
  • Aim for one-inch chunks when chopping your apples. I do this by first cutting my apples into thick slices, and then chop each slice into thirds.
  • If you prefer not to use a microwave, simply at 3 - 5 minutes to the cooking time in the oven.
  • Use monk fruit or stevia to make this dessert sugar-free. You may want to add only ½ the amount called for in the recipe, as many calorie-free sweeteners are much sweeter than coconut, white or brown sugar.
  • If you so desire, add a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream to the top (I like the cashew-based type). And if you’re feeling really fancy, dust the ice cream with a tiny bit of extra cinnamon, just for presentation’s sake.
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Comments

Jo

Wow! This sounds amazing.. A definite must to try at the weekend. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

Please let me know what you think!

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Julie wilkes

This sounds delicious I love apples and anything cinnamon! Thanks!

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Audrey Dunham

I totally agree! One of the best food combos ever.

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Emma

Thank you for this delicious recipe, Audrey! I tried it last night and it was both delicious and very easy. I’ll be turning to you for more great ideas throughout the fall season 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

Yay, so glad to hear it, Emma! Thanks for the comment!

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ANDI

Omg…..easiest and best dessert EVER!! Teaching my 9 and 7yr olds to bake, they made these and it us easy, and deeeelish! Thanks for this amazing recipe!

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you like it ! Thank you very much for taking the time to comment.

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Nicole

I had a baby 4 months ago and I have decided to change my eating style to lose the baby weight and have been craving sweets the entire time. I found this and fell in love instantly. Very little sugar but still a nice sweet treat. Love it. Thank you so much.

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