Apple Raisin Mug Crumble

The first crumble I made was a recipe that came out of an old copy of Madame Benoit’s Microwave Cook Book. It was simple and delicious, and made my 13-year-old heart sing! Who knew that desserts could be so easy to make?! Needless to say, I was hooked.

Apple Raisin Mug Crumble

These days I tend to make my crumbles in an oven. But I got wondering if I could make a quick, easy, and personal sized crumble in the microwave. Hey, if we can make mug cakes, why not mug crumbles! Right?

It worked out perfectly! In fact, I see a lot more crumbles in my future.

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Apple Raisin Mug Crumble

Recipe Type: dessert
Makes: 1 serving

Apple Raisin Mug Crumble

A quick and easy dessert for 1.



  • 2 tbsp Quick Oats (not instant)
  • 1 tbsp Oat Flour
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Vegan Butter (I used Earth Balance)


  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon



make the topping:
In a small bowl, stir together the oats, flour, sugar, and cinnamon until combined. Using a fork, cut in the vegan butter (I use a fork until the butter is mostly cut in, and then finish it off by rubbing the mixture between my fingers until there is no loose flour remaining). Set aside.

make the filling:
Place the prepared apples in the mug. Cover the mug with plastic wrap and pierce twice with a fork. Cook in the microwave, on high, for 1 minute and 45 seconds. Discard plastic wrap and drain off any excess liquid (carefully so you don’t burn yourself). Stir in the raisins, sugar, and cinnamon.

Crumble the oat mixture into the mug, over the apples. Return to the microwave and cook, uncovered, on high, for 1 minute and 10 seconds.

Allow to cool about 5 minutes before eating.


-The mug I used holds about 1 and 1/2 cups of liquid. The uncooked apples filled it right up (they shrink when cooked), so be sure to use a mug of at least an equal size.
-Use your favourite apple or whatever you have on hand. My preference is crisp, tart apples like Granny Smith.
-The crumble will be very hot when finished. Handle with care and give time to cool before eating.
-You may want to place a plate under the mug when cooking, as contents have a tendency to boil over.






6 thoughts on “Apple Raisin Mug Crumble

    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker Post author

      A big concern would be the integrity of the mug. They’re not made for the kind of heat put out by an oven and are liable to break… You could try it in a ramekin, but the technique would be different than the one used in this recipe, and the ingredients would have to be slightly adjusted. Plus it would be an awful wast of energy for one serving. For these reasons, it makes more sense to me to make a whole crumble (or crisp) if using an oven.

      I really like this one ( If you need it to be gluten-free, switching the wheat flour for oat flour should work.

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