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Microwavable Vegan Apple Crisp

A deliciously simple fall breakfast or dessert made vegan and gluten-free with satisfying ingredients like oats, nuts, chia seeds, and apples.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • Microwave
  • Microwavable mug or ramekin
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Small spoon and fork


Apple Filling

  • 1 small crisp apple, finely chopped (any variety of choice; I used Gala)
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans (or nuts of choice)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil (or vegan butter)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional; more as desired)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch iodized salt
  • Pinch ground ginger (optional)

Crumb Topping

  • 2 tbsp rolled oats (certified gluten-free, as needed)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour (or any flour you have such as AP flour, oat flour, almond flour, etc.)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, at room temperature (or vegan butter)


  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
  • In a microwaveable ramekin or large mug, place chopped apple, pecans/walnuts, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, optional chia seeds, cinnamon, salt, and ginger. Stir to combine and thoroughly coat the apple in oil and syrup. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. This will begin to soften the apples slightly and release their juices.
  • Make the crumb topping. In a small mixing bowl, stir together coconut sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined. Add coconut oil and use a fork to cut the oil into the dry ingredients creating smaller pieces. The mixture will clump together into large crumbs.
  • Layer the crumb topping evenly over the apple mixture by placing small pieces sporadically over the apples until the apples are mostly covered. Place in the microwave on high for about 1 - 2 minutes. Cooking time will vary based on microwave, climate, and moisture content of apples. Remove dish carefully using a hot pad as the dish will be very hot.
  • Allow to cool about 3-5 minutes before serving. Add a dollop of dairy free whipped cream, ice cream, or yogurt. Enjoy!
  • Make multiple servings all at once for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert all week long. Leftovers should cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.



  • This recipe may also work well with a crisp pear! You can even try using half apples and half pears for some variety.
  • I highly advise allowing the cooked crisp to cool for several minutes before enjoying as the steam produced from the apples is quite hot.
  • If you have any nut allergies, simply omit the nuts and add another fun mix-in ingredient of your choice. 
Keyword apples, breakfast, Dairy-free, dessert, Gluten-free, microwavable, Plant-based, single-serving, Vegan