The next time you’re craving a soul-warming comforting dessert or snack, whip up this peanut butter apple crisp. The recipe only makes one serving – so there’s no way you can over eat – and it’s packed full of healthy ingredients which not only provide your body with loads of nutritional ingredients it needs, but it tastes really good, too!
Apples are naturally sweet and low in calories, pure peanut butter is packed full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, oats have been proven to lower cholesterol and cinnamon promotes better brain function. With all these ingredients packed into one small dish, you could easily argue that this peanut butter apple crisp is even healthy enough to eat for breakfast. After all, the protein-laden peanut butter and fiber-filled oats will easily keep you full until lunchtime.
This peanut butter apple crisp makes just one serving, but you can easily increase the ingredients to make as many servings as you want. This dish is definitely best eaten straight from the oven, when the oat topping is crisp and the apple filling is piping hot. However, you can prepare the dish in advance and reheat it later.
To do this, leave the peanut butter apple crisp to cool to room temperature then cover with foil or plastic wrap. You can then store it in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to six months. I recommend you warm the crisp back up in the oven – if you re-heat it in the microwave, the oat topping will be soft and soggy.
1 medium-sized apple
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon peanut butter, separated
¼ cup oats
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a small single-serving ramekin. Alternatively, use a silicone ramekin if you want to avoid the extra calories from greasing.
2. Peel and slice the apple into small chunks.
3. Place 1 teaspoon of peanut butter into the ramekin and cook in the microwave for 30 seconds, until melted.
4. Add the apple chunks into the ramekin and stir until they’re completely coated with the peanut butter.
5. In a small bowl, stir together the oats, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and cinnamon together until well combined.
6. Sprinkle the peanut butter oat mixture on top of the apple chunks.
7. Place in the oven and bake for around 30 minutes, until golden brown.