2 Minute Blueberry Crisp in a Mug

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Blueberry Crisp in a Mug– 3+ ingredients, 2+ minutes, a microwave, and a simple recipe you’re going to love! A quick and easy comfort food filled with berries, ready in minutes, will have you enjoying the flavors of summer… all year long. 

It’s summertime as I write this post. The blueberries are coming off the bushes in bucketfuls. Berries, in general, are abundant in the Pacific Northwest, my neck of the woods.

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But the beauty of this incredibly, surprisingly delicious dessert is that frozen blueberries are abundantly easy to find… any time of the year.

And if you love berries, chances are you’re a berry crisp lover as well. As am I. As is… my entire family.

While there’s nothing more delicious than an oven-baked crisp, sometimes I don’t want to turn on the oven. Sometimes I don’t want to wait 25 to 30 minutes. Sometimes… I just want something warm, and comforting, and cozy… even in the summer. Sometimes… I just want it quick.

This 2 Minute Blueberry Crisp in a Mug is my go-to, yummy solution.

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The Mug

Begin with a microwavable mug. I prefer a shorter, broader mug. But it really makes no difference. Use what you have.

Secondly, while I’ve included a recipe below, the amount of berries depend on the size of your mug. Add or reduce as your heart desires.

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Here’s How it Works

Add fresh or frozen blueberries to your mug. I fill the mug to the brim because it shrinks as it cooks in the microwave. Toss the berries with some cornstarch to thicken. Not completely necessary, but I like the texture.

The topping is incredibly simple. I take one packet of my favorite flavored instant oatmeal and I mix it with some melted butter. It makes enough for 2 mugs. Ideas of flavored Instant Oatmeal that work well with this blueberry crisp are– Quaker’s Maple Brown Sugar, and Cinnamon and Spice.

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Something to Remember

The oatmeal topping is not going to taste exactly like what you expect when it’s baked in the oven. But’s it’s pretty delicious all the same. The texture is a bit crunchier. Some of the oat topping may sink to the bottom of the mug but is easily pulled up with your spoon.

And Finally…

Topping this warm comfort food dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is more decadently delicious than I can describe.

You are two-plus minutes away from an incredibly delicious Blueberry Crisp!

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2 Minute Blueberry Crisp in a Mug

2 Minute Blueberry Crisp in a Mug | 31Daily.com

Blueberry Crisp in a Mug– 3+ ingredients, 2+ minutes, a microwave, and a simple recipe you’re going to love! A quick and easy comfort food filled with berries, ready in minutes, will have you enjoying the flavors of summer… all year long. 

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave

Ingredients

1/2 packet of flavored instant oatmeal (like Quaker’s Maple Brown Sugar or Cinnamon and Sugar)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (to thicken – see note)

Instructions

In a small bowl with a fork, mix the instant oatmeal and melted butter until it resembles a crumble topping.

Add fresh or frozen blueberries (if using frozen see note) to the mug; toss with cornstarch if using. I like to fill my mug to the brim with berries, so the amount will vary depending on its size. Spread the topping over the top.

Microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 minutes. This time will be dependant on your microwave wattage, the size of your mug and quantity of berries used. Continue to microwave in additional 30-second increments until the blueberries are bubbling.

Let cool slightly — add a spoon — enjoy. Or — add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s so yummy.

Notes

Topping: 1 full packet of instant oatmeal is enough for 2 mugs.

Berries: if using frozen berries, allow an additional 15 to 30 seconds of cooking time.

Cornstarch: The cornstarch isn’t necessary but it does thicken the berries considerably, more similar to your favorite oven-baked blueberry crisp.

Keywords: blueberry crisp, microwave, blueberries, quick and easy dessert

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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