As you may have noticed in my recipe for Arugula Salad with Berries, my undying love for berries is still going strong. What we have here is something even more berriful (this is now a word), indulging, and yet still healthy!
Now that berries are in season, it’s the perfect time to make fruit desserts. I’ve actually never had anything like this before…warm fruit? More like delicious, heavenly warm fruit mixed with chewy oats that has you craving for more.
This recipe is really simple and fast, so you can quickly make it and eat it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. They are especially convenient if you make them in small dishes for a grab-and-go sort of snack. My brother loves this stuff. I made 3 small bowls of it over the weekend, and he finished 2 of them in one sitting!
The best part of this berry crumble is how it is a healthy option for dessert. The fruit oozes out sweet, gooey berry juice so you don’t need to add much extra sugar. Then, when you mix in the top layer of oats, you get a nice chewy texture.
Simply put, this recipe is way too good to pass up. Definitely a summer treat that I will be making plenty more of!
HEALTHY BERRY CRUMBLE
adapted from Butter Baking
2 cups strawberries, hulled and cut in half
3/4 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take out an 8×8 inch baking dish or several small baking dishes.
Combine hulled and halved strawberries and blueberries in a medium bowl. Mix with sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
Grind oats in food processor or blender.
For the crumble, combine the ground oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, and butter. Mix with hands or food processor until even consistency.
Put berry mixture in baking dish and evenly cover with crumble.
Bake for 30 minutes, until golden.