Craving something sweet? This Single-Serve Microwave Blueberry Crisp is ready in less than 5 minutes! This is a versatile recipe that you can double for an extra serving, or use other fruits instead of blueberries. So delicious, fast, easy!
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Sometimes, you're just craving something sweet. But you don't have time to bake a whole pie or make a batch of cookies. You just need a single serving of deliciousness to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Thank goodness for the microwave! With the almighty microwave, you can whip up this microwave blueberry crisp in less than 5 minutes!
Tools and equipment for this recipe
For this recipe, you just need:
Gather your ingredients
You'll need the same ingredients for a single serving of blueberry crisp as you would for a larger recipe, but in smaller amounts. See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.
- blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- old fashioned oats
- light brown sugar
- all-purpose flour
- ground cinnamon
- unsalted butter
How to make blueberry crisp in the microwave
Making this dessert in the microwave is SUPER easy. The full instructions with exact measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. But here's an overview:
Step 1 - In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix the blueberries with cornstarch. Microwave for two minutes. Watch it toward the end to make sure the blueberries don't "pop" - if they start to, it's time to take the bowl out of the microwave.
Step 2 - In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Then place on top of the blueberries.
Step 3 - Microwave for one minute. Stir, then microwave for one more minute. Allow the bowl to sit at room temperature for a minute before diving in and devouring this delicious, fast and easy dessert!
What's so great about blueberries?
Blueberries are known as one of the "superfoods" that pack a wealth of health benefits in each serving. They are packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, Vitamin C, and potassium. Blueberries may help lower your risk of heart disease can cancer. They are also anti-inflammatory, and may help lower blood pressure.
According to Science Daily: "Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease... Eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 percent."
Both are equally nutritious and delicious! Frozen berries are usually flash frozen immediately after they are picked at peak ripeness. Studies have shown that there is no loss of antioxidants in blueberries that have been frozen for up to five months (source: science daily).
Try this same recipe using apples, pears, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, or marionberries. A triple berry crisp would be amazing!
If you are dairy-free like me, you can substitute your favorite vegan butter for the regular butter in this recipe.
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3-Minute Blueberry Crisp
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter
- In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together the blueberries and cornstarch. Cover with a paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes, watching the mix carefully toward the end of the time so it doesn't bubble over.
- In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut the butter into small pieces and use your hands to press it into the oat mixture, tossing the ingredients together until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle the topping over the blueberries.
- Microwave for one minute, stir, then microwave for one more minute. Let sit at room temperature for a minute or two before diving in.