Test Recipe – Blueberry Crisp
August 3, 2009 § 3 Comments
Once again I found myself with an abundance of blueberries. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve made a crisp and I wanted to try my hand at making one using natural ingredients. I thought it would be perfect to accompany some greek yogurt for my last meal of the day. Usually a crisp consists of oats, flour, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and sometimes nuts. See what I’ve done to make it a bit healthier.
Here’s the recipe:
- 4 cups blueberries, rinsed
- 1 cup quick cooking Quaker Oats
- 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- handful (about 1/3 cup of raw walnuts)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- drizzle of local honey
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the blueberries and put them in a casserole dish. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the coconut oil and the honey in to make the mixture a bit crumbly. Put on top of the blueberries and bake for 40 – 50 mins or until the topping looks golden brown. Serve with ice cream greek yogurt. 🙂
This came out delicious! Next time I would add a tablespoon of cornstarch or flour to the blueberries so the filling wasn’t so runny. You could probably omit the sugar and honey if you were cutting back on sugar and you knew the blueberries were especially sweet but you may need to add a bit more coconut oil to make the mixture crumbly. You could also use organic brown sugar or drizzle in pure maple syrup.
I used coconut oil instead of hemp or flax oil because those oils are not stable at high temperatures. They are better for salad dressings or smoothies. And of course here is a picture!
Hope you’ll give this one a try!