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We’re interrupting our usual schedule of kids’ activities, parenting inspiration, and family-friendly food to bring you 31 days of Kids Kitchen Recipes and Activities.

Today, Meghan from Playground Parkbench is sharing her Peach Cobbler Cookies as part of our 31 days of Kids Kitchen Activities, so I thought I’d share this easy healthy recipe for plum crisp that the kids and I whipped together this past winter!

Kids Kitchen recipe for a decadent and healthy plum crisp! An easy healthy dessert recipe for all seasons

We used plums because that’s what we had on hand, but this easy crisp recipe can be used for really any sweet and juicy fruit. And, like our apple blackberry crumble, it can also be cooked in the microwave if you’d like to avoid turning on the oven.

Ingredients needed for an easy healthy recipe for plum crisp - perfect for kids in the kitchen

Assemble your ingredients: rolled oats, molasses, cinnamon, plums, and butter.

That’s it. Simple and easy. You can add a small amount of sea salt to bring out the sweetness of the plums, but I think that the cinnamon and molasses were more than sufficient.

Making an easy healthy recipe for plum crisp with kids in the kitchen doesn't mean you need to have child-sized tools for every task

Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the oats until no large chunks of butter or lone bits of oat remain.

Sprinkle with your desired amount of cinnamon – you can also add more to the plums later, but I like to have all of my cinnamon in the crumble.

Crushing up and de-stoning plums is a fun sensory experience for kids in the kitchen and helps them build hand strength - plus then you can use those plums in this delicious plum crisp recipe

Have the children crush and de-stone the plums with their (clean) hands. It’s much easier than using a knife, and provides a sensory activity for kids while building up their hand strength.

Once the plums are crushed into bite-sized pieces (or smaller if your children are really loving the process) add your molasses and stir to coat the plums.

Putting the finishing touches on our homemade plum crisp recipe

Spoon the plum mixture into individual ramekins and top with some of the crumble mixture. Push the crumb mixture down gently but firmly.

Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes until oats turn a delicious golden brown and the plum juices are bubbling up the sides of the ramekins. Cool and serve in the ramekins for easy clean-up!

Kids Kitchen: Plum Crisp Recipe so easy that the kids can make it, so delicious that they'll want to eat it, and so healthy that you'll be okay with it!

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Yield: 8 servings

Kids Kitchen: Plum Crisp

Kids Kitchen: Plum Crisp

How to make a simple plum crisp with kids, a decadent dessert using this underrated stone fruit: the perfect plum dessert for winter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 3 plums
  • 1 teaspoon molasses (or to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Cut the butter into the oats and sprinkle in the cinnamon.
  3. In a small bowl, de-stone and crush the plums. Add the molasses and stir to coat.
  4. Layer the plum mixture on the bottom of 4 ramekins and top with oat topping. Press down lightly but firmly to set the top.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes until juices are bubbling and oats are golden brown.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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  1. Well this is about spot on for us, the plum tree is heavy with fruit and we need ideas so they don’t go to waste, I think we have most of the stuff we need to make these up for a sweet treat after our main meal tonight! Thanks.

  2. WInter here so that Crisp is looking really good to me. My kids still love being in the kitchen with me so I’m always on the look out for simple recipes. Your blog is so pretty- found my way here from WFMW.

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