Crumble Bar in a Bowl (for ONE)

Ohh.  What is it?!

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It’s like a fruit crumble bar, but it’s not in a bar form.  Instead all the ingredients are layered in a bowl and microwaved.  And then you eat it for breakfast!

More specifically, it’s oat-y, almond butter-y, fruity goodness.

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When I made this recipe we were oven-less and I was missing creating things in the kitchen, so microwave creations it was.  I’m sure you could bake this crumble bowl in the oven…i’d guess 350ºF for 10-12 minutes would do the trick.

So the middle of the bar is fruit (aka like every crumble bar you’ve probably seen).  You could use a jam or jelly or preserves or nutella.  I used sliced strawberries, but really so so many fruits would do.  Perhaps you replace the almond butter with peanut butter and replace the strawberries with bananas.  That would be a good idea.

But the strawberry + almond butter combo works. Do that first. Then experiment.

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So right now I’m writing to you from my couch at 7:08am.  As soon as I finish this post I need to go pack and get on a plane.  I’m going to Arizona to visit a residential treatment facility for eating disorders.  The treatment facilities fly dietitians/therapist/clinicians out to tour their facilities in case I ever need to send clients there.  It’s gonna be a quick trip, but I’m looking forward to it. 

And I like really get excited about airport food.  Even though it’s overpriced and not that great…I just find it exciting.  Probably because when I think airport, I think vacation and when I think vacation, I think happy.  I’m not gonna remind myself this isn’t actually a vacation. shhh. I won’t tell myself if you don’t.

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Crumble Bar in a Bowl (for ONE)

Yield: serves 1

Total Time: 10 minutes


4 tablespoons rolled oats
2 tablespoons white flour
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
pinch salt
1-3 tablespoons milk
fruit of choice


Mix together all the ingredients except the milk and fruit.  Once the mixture comes together a bit, add in the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until a cookie dough mixture forms.  Press half the dough into a bowl, then add a layer of fruit (i used strawberries), then add the remaining dough.  Microwave for 1 minutes, or longer or shorter depending on your preferred doneness level.  ENJOY!

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  1. I have to admit I love these crumble recipes! I have made oat crumble to place on top of fruit but why have I never thought to eat a bowl of it for breakfast!

  2. This is perfect! I just received some fresh strawberries yesterday and was trying to think of something fun to do with them. So, if I only have unbleached all purpose flour at home, could I use it in place of the whole wheat flour? I don’t really use flour very often, but I could get some whole wheat if that would work better. Thanks so much for sharing this; looking forward to it!

  3. Yum!  This is so my kind of food.  Pinned for later!

  4. Yum! I think this is my breakfast for tomorrow.

  5. Confirmed – this is DELISH with blueberries. Thank you! Would also be amazing with a scoop of ice cream on top :) 

  6. i really dig this recipe! also tried it out with peanut butter as a sub for almond butter, with blackberries + raspberries as the fruit layer. amaaaazzing.

  7. This hit the spot this morning! Was a lot more filling than I thought it’d be!

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