An easy recipe for microwave cherry crisp for one! A quick way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Who loves cherries? I do, I do!
And they were on sale for $1.99 a pound last week, isn’t that crazy? Of course, we had to buy a bag, and I kind of wanted to make a cherry crisp. But then I realized that I would eat a cherry crisp (that’s right, pretty much the whole thing), because yum, the crunchy oat topping! So good. And it has oats, so it’s basically breakfast, right?
Since I knew that eating an entire cherry crisp was not a good idea, I wondered if I could make an individual cherry crisp in the microwave. So I tried it, and yes, you can! It just takes 90 seconds, and the cherries get nice and juicy, and there’s a buttery, sugary, oat topping, and it’s super good. And I just ate one serving, and that was it! Craving satisfied.
I thought that the white Pyrex ramekins were standard issue, and basically the only option when it comes to ramekins. But then I looked around and saw these in chartreuse, (affiliate link) and now I super want them. Look at the cute shape! And who can say no to chartreuse?
- 12 cherries, pitted
- 1½ Tablespoons coconut sugar
- ½ Tablespoon gluten free flour (can use regular flour if you wish)
- 2 Tablespoons gluten-free oats
- 1 Tablespoon vegan buttery spread
- Place the pitted cherries in a ramekin.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the coconut sugar, oats, and flour - mix together.
- Place the topping on top of the cherries. Cover with waxed paper.
- Microwave for 70 seconds at 70% power.
- Let sit for at least 5 minutes, then enjoy!
Tips to make this microwave cherry crisp a success:
Every microwave is different. I put mine at 70% power because it gets hot! I didn’t want cherries exploding, or oats catching on fire. You know how I love to set things on fire in my appliances. :( Your microwave may be different, but I would still recommend starting out with reduced power and keeping an eye on it.
Letting it sit and cool down is important so that the oats soften up a bit, and that way the cherries won’t burn your mouth. The oat topping does not get crisp like in the oven, but it’s still really good, and a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth in a hurry!
What’s your favorite cherry dessert?