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2 Minute Microwave Peach Crisp

by Allie on July 27, 2010 · 52 comments

in Breakfast,Dessert,Dinner,Oven Lovin' (Baking),Peter's Kitchen

Last night I was dreaming up all kinds of recipes to bake…from sweet breads to muffins to granola. I haven’t made granola in awhile (mostly because it disappears so fast!) and I’ve been longing for the crunch of oats, seeds and nuts between my teeth.

This morning, I still had granola on my mind, but my stomach wasn’t interested in waiting an hour before eating. I figured there had to be a quick way to make something granola-ish for breakfast. With that, I present to you…


2 Minute Microwave Peach Crisp

You can make this with virtually any fruit–berries, apples, pears, apricots, etc. This recipe can also be veganized by using maple syrup and vegan margarine.


  • 1 fresh peach
  • 1/3 cup oats (I used both rolled oats and oat bran)
  • 2 T ground flax seed
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1/2 T butter, melted
  • 1/2 T honey
  • cinnamon


1. Cut the peach into slices and place in a shallow bowl.


2. Mix together the dry ingredients (oats, flaxseed, and cinnamon)


3. Stir in ‘wet’ ingredients (melted butter, almond butter, and honey)


4. Spread an even layer of the crumble on the peach slices. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.


5. Add a dollop of ice cream or in this case, Greek yogurt.




This tasted similar to the traditional fruit crisps/crumbles that take up to an hour in the oven to bake. The topping wasn’t as ‘crispy,’ although you could certainly put it in the oven instead of the microwave to crisp it up. The butter is the key ingredient as it gives the crisp a warm flavor and flaky texture.


Back to last night…


The flashbacking continued last night when I spotted an old post with a Grilled Pear and Pecan Salad. It so just happened that we had a pear on it’s last leg sitting in the fridge.

I “grilled” the goods on a pan. Pecans toast pretty quickly on a pan so there’s no need to heat up the oven!


As usual, I added goat cheese and avocado.




Dinner part 2 continued with a Peter’s Kitchen dish–Catfish Filet with Leek and Mushrooms.



I had a variety of post-dinner nibbles including a couple dates w/ almond butter, a piece of toast, an apricot, sunflower seeds, and….


1 min. Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • xanthan + guar gum (optional)
  • stevia to taste

Blend and enjoy!


I’m all about the minutes today, huh? :) Well, I think I’m going to spend more than a couple minutes in the kitchen to do some baking this afternoon. I just spotted a verrry old banana that looks like it needs some attention!


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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kittie July 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Mmmm! Those pears look great! (And now I feel like a creeper for being in the first comments two posts in a row….I swear I’m not…)


2 April @ Crazy Fabulous Life July 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm

That frozen yogurt looks amazing!


3 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Oohh I am just a bit in love with that breakfast!! Amaze looking!


4 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete July 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I just posted yesterday about a mixed berry sorbet type dessert — we must be on the same brainwave! That peach breakfast looks amazing. I will definitely try that with an apple because I love apple crisp.


5 Angela July 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm

MMM! Just plucked fresh peaches from the yard yesterday. Will try this recipe today for sure!


6 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Ok that peach crisp is calling my name. Yum.


7 Jessica @ Healthy Exposures July 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm

That peach crisp looks awesome – love that it’s fast and single serve…and obviously that it looks delicious :P Hmmm – dessert, perhaps? I love the salad idea, too. Fruit + salad = delicious :)


8 Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Wow, what a great & easy recipe. I don’t have a peach but I do have an excess of berries. I think they’re gonna go to use tomorrow morning. ;) Or even tonight for breakfast-style dinner…


9 chelsey July 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm

oh my goodness – that is quick and easy! I love it!!! I definitely need to go make some of trhat!


10 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self July 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I don’t comment often, but I just had to tell you that there’s a perfectly ripe peach on my counter at home right now…and now I know exactly what I’m going to do with it! :)


11 Courtney July 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I don’t know if you’ve talked about this before but what’s the difference of guar and xanthan gum? Thanks!


12 Tina July 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

That is my kind of crisp! Anything healthy, quick, easy, and delicious wins in my book.


13 Claire July 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Do you think you can substitute coconut oil for the butter in the peach crisp?:-)cc


14 Allie July 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I think you could! Any sort of ‘fat’ should work. Give it a try and let me know!


15 Allie July 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I actually don’t know much about the difference. I’ve heard that using both xanthan gum and guar gum makes for the best smoothie texture. I haven’t really found a big difference between using xanthan only and using both.


16 Nicci@NiftyEats July 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Your catfish with the mushrooms look great, I now want mushrooms for dinner :)


17 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers July 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm

peach crisp in minutes??? YES PLEASE!!! sounds & looks fantastic.


18 Little Bookworm July 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Your breakfast looks amazing and the blueberry frozen yoghurt! Great ideas.:)


19 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Such a good idea for breakfast – you are very creative!


20 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Awesome peach crisp idea!!! Quick recipes are like that are perfect. I’ll definitely have to give it a try! :D


21 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen July 27, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Hooray for you! I have been meaning to figure out how to make an individual (and QUICK) fruit crumble, but laziness has won in the end.

Thanks for doing the dirty work. :)


22 Errign July 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I love salads with fruit & goat cheese – mmm!

I also love to throw yogurt cups in the freezer (or applesauce!) for a tasty treat. When you make fro yo with your machine, do you just toss a big container of yogurt in to mix?


23 style'n July 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm

all this goodness in one post! Wow-I want to try all three of these. I am so into granola right now. I have been having it with greek yogurt and blueberries and bananas. Love it! I have to try this salad and blueberry frozen yogurt.


24 Run Sarah July 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Yum – the peach crisp, pear salad, and blueberry frozen yogurt look great! I am a huge fan of quick meals and snacks too.


25 Matt July 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I have some peaches that I need to use and that sounds like a perfect way to use them ;)


26 Kaz July 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Oh, whoa, that peach crisp looks amazing! I have some apples that I want to try with your recipe. Thanks! :D


27 sophia July 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Genius Allie! That crisp sounds like a snap to make, and a snap in the mouth, too. Okay, that sounded corny…but honestly? It is freaking brilliant. I now know what to do with my bag of ground flaxseeds! :D


28 *Andrea* July 27, 2010 at 7:27 pm

wow that peach crisp looks so delicious! simple and perfect for summer!! i also love the pear/goat cheese combo. all that’s missing is an alliebar :)


29 Wei Wei July 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I love your recipes! This seriously is so doable, it’s crazy. Maybe I can do it with cherries… But I’d have a pretty hard time with the pits ;)

Wei Wei


30 Lauren July 27, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I just read an article from Eating Well on 5 min microwaved desserts and then I saw this so this must be a sign that I need to make it for dessert tonight. :)

On a completely unrelated note, I don’t think I ever noticed the pic of you on your header. You look so stunning Allie! :) Sorry, I warned you it was unrelated but I just had to tell you.


31 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Oh my gosh, yum! I love fruit crisps! I totally agree that the butter is essential to get that delicious crisp on the top. :D


32 Allie July 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Yep! We mix in some sweetener and xanthan gum (to give it some lift) but other than that just yogurt! You can flavor it up with fruit puree if you want too.


33 Stacey@ July 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Great idea on the microwave crisp, simple and delicious.


34 Crystal July 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Pears, pecans, and goat cheese? Yes please! “Grilling” on the stovetop makes perfect sense. Next time there is a pear in the house, I am going to turn on the stove.


35 July 28, 2010 at 12:09 am

everyone has been maknig ur recipes lately and i need to get in on the action. i can see why, with ideas like ‘fast healthy food’ its no wonder we’re all addicted to these recipes!!



36 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 28, 2010 at 2:10 am

Another genius recipe from Miss Allie! I’ve been eating peaches as if they were cheap as apples.

Check out my granola recipe(s). They don’t take an hour ; )


37 Dana July 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

Lovin the one or two minute recipes! My kinda thing :)

Dana xo


38 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 28, 2010 at 8:18 am

Mmmm…I must try your peach crisp recipe! It’s one of my very favorite things about peach season, and I’ve yet to make (or eat) any. :D


39 Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 28, 2010 at 9:20 am

I definitely want to try that crisp idea! I haven’t baked a whole lot lately because of the heat so this would be a perfect solution!


40 BroccoliHut July 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I remember that salad!!


41 Lori July 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Mmmm, brown bananas in the baking world are so good. Or in the blended world. Or just in general. ;)

Love the use of pears in the crisp and the salad.They both sounds really good. And that catfish medley. I will need to try that out soon.



42 Kim October 5, 2010 at 10:32 am

I made the peach crisp, but didn’t have almond butter, so I substituted chunky peanut butter. YUM! Thanks for the brilliant idea!!


43 margaret November 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

just did the apple version of this without the flax seeds because i dont have any and it is delish! (:


44 Gluten Free January 4, 2012 at 3:54 am

Thank you so much for posting this. I just tried the recipe this evening. Your instructions were so helpful as this was my first ever granola experience. The cookies were amazing!!!


45 claire August 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

Just made the 2 minute peach crisp and it was SO good! Thank you for the recipe!


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