I love making fruit crisps especially when the fruit I am using is in season. A few weeks ago I did a post on blueberries and I listed lots of great ways to add them to your meals. This recipe was one of those delicious ideas! Since blueberries are all over the grocery stores and readily available, this month would be a great time to give this a try. The subtly lemon flavor is a welcome addition that adds brightness and the walnuts and oats add great texture and nutrition.
When we have friends over for dinner I know that this will be a sure winner with kids and adults. It is bursting with flavor and super fresh! It takes about 10 minutes to assemble and then you pop it into the oven till bubbly and toasted on top. How easy is that? You can serve with a dollop of yogurt, vanilla ice cream or freshly made vanilla whipped cream, not the canned stuff – real is SO much better and you know exactly what goes into it! I paired it with a small scoop of coconut ice cream and since the crisp was still warm it melted perfectly on top!
This is a great opportunity to invite your kids into the kitchen to help make this yummy dish. They are more likely to try something that they help make and you may find stray blueberries making their way into their mouth vs. the bowl. This is great to make ahead and a welcome hostess gift when traveling to a dinner party. It fills your house will an amazing aroma and bring everyone around the table – smiles guaranteed!
Happy Summer – Chef Amy
|GF Oatmeal, Blueberry and Lemon Crisp|
- 4 c. blueberries, rinsed
- 1/2 t. lemon zest
- 2 t. agave
- 1/3 c. GF Flour blend
- 1/2 c. GF Quick Oats
- 2 T. date sugar
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 c. walnuts, chopped
- 2 T. butter, softened
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Toss blueberries, lemon zest and agave till coated.
- Spray non-stick spray into 4 large ramekins or a baking dish.
- Distribute blueberries to dish(es) and place on a cookie sheet.
- In a small bowl add the flour blend, Quick oats, date sugar, cinnamon and walnuts, stir to combine.
- Add softened butter and using fingers mix in until small clumps form.
- Sprinkle oat mixture evenly over the berries and bake for 20 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
- Serve with yogurt, whipped cream, ice cream or coconut ice cream.