Traditional apple crisp is made in the oven and takes a long time, not to mention uses a TON of butter and flour. But, what if it’s just you at home and you want to make something quick? Well, that’s exactly what happened to me.. and voila! Here is the result! Out of curiosity, I calculated the calories. I was shocked to find that before you add the ice cream, it was only 220 calories! Add the ice cream, and you’ll get just below 500, as long as you stick to a 1/2 cup of ice cream 🙂 What if you’re not home alone, you ask? Easy! Just multiply the recipe a few times and make in a larger pan!! Perfect for a quick, last minute dessert for unexpected guests!
Here’s all you’ll need! 5 ingredients! And, most likely, you already have them ALL in your kitchen!
For the apples:
1 tsp butter (or 1 tsp of coconut oil if you’re lactose intolerant!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp butter
1/4 cup quick oats
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
(optional crushed walnuts)
1. In a small frying pan, melt the butter. Add the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix and let the apples cook until soft on medium heat, about 3 minutes.
2. Place the apples in your serving bowl and cover to keep warm. (Always trying not to dirty extraneous dishes!!)
3. In the same pan, melt the butter. Add the oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix with a spatula and cook on low heat so it doesn’t burn. Let these cook for 3-5 minutes, they’ll get crispy and super hot, so be careful! (Totally burned my tongue the first time I made it because the brown sugar smelled so good that I just had to stick some in my mouth. It sounded like pop rocks. I had to spit them out anddd I still had a lovely hole on the tip of my tongue!)
4. Place on top of the apples and serve with ice cream or whipped cream!
Seriously, the ice cream melts into everything and your bowl will be empty before you know it! Cravings satisfied, check! Enjoy and send me a pic if you make this!!!