5-Minute Breakfast Crisp for One

I have a new favorite breakfast: fruit crisp for one. It is quick, easy and filling. Not to mention incredibly flexible. I’ve made this with frozen raspberries and blueberries. I’ve made this with the peaches I canned in white wine this summer. I’ve even made this with frozen cherries, topped with a touch of whipped cream.


Sometimes, I add a little ground flax or some chia seeds for an extra nutritional punch. Sometimes, I replace a portion of the oats with raw rinsed quinoa or buckwheat for some crunch.

Because it is so flexible and delicious, I’ve had one of these individual crisps for breakfast nearly every day for the past 2 weeks. So it just wouldn’t be fair to keep the recipe from you, now would it?


5-Minute Breakfast Crisp for One

5-Minute Breakfast Crisp for One


  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp canola or walnut oil
  • 1 1/2 c fruit (frozen, fresh or canned, in bite-sized pieces)


  1. Grind the oats in a mini processor, the grinder attachment of an immersion blender, a coffee grinder or spice grinder until you have small flakes. This step is completely optional, but I've found that the crisp holds together better when I do this.
  2. Mix the oats, sugar, syrup and oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute.
  3. Top with your fruit of choice. Microwave on High for 1 1/2 (for canned or fresh fruit) to 2 minutes (for frozen fruit). Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!


What is your favorite breakfast recipe?


  1. Catherine says

    Yum – thanks for sharing!! I’ll have to try this out 🙂 My go to breakfast items are either (1) protein pancakes – 1/4 cup each cottage cheese, egg white and oats blended in a processor with one scoop of protein powder and cooked like regular pancakes in a small frying pan (2 – 3 mins per side) then topped with fruit, yogurt, apple sauce etc. or (2) oatmeal with banana and PB and some protein powder. Both are super yummy and very filling ….