Healthy Blueberry Crisp

by Kristine on September 1, 2014

in Desserts, Gluten Free, Recipes

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Sometimes simple is delicious. That’s exactly the case with any sort of crisp or crumble. Healthy Blueberry Crisp is one of my favorite things.

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Pies and crisps are my favorite desserts to make with fresh fruit. But in my house, crisps happen a lot more often than pies, simply because they are quick and easy to make…and not to mention delicious!

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In this blueberry crisp, I use a combination of oats, coconut palm sugar, butter and gluten free flour.  If you aren’t gluten free, you can easily substitute for whole wheat flour. Whole wheat pastry flour would probably get a bit better result than regular whole wheat as its lighter.  I choose to use coconut palm sugar in the topping vs. stevia as stevia doesn’t caramelize and melt. I feel that in a crisp, an important component is when the topping cooks down it gets brown and crispy around the edges. But stevia works great in the filling as it adds extra sweetness without additional sugar.

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I’ve also made this recipe with fresh and frozen blueberries. The only difference is that I used slighly less cornstarch with fresh vs. frozen. Frozen fruit gives off more liquid than fresh. So when using fresh blueberries, I use 2 tsps cornstarch, and with frozen berries, 3 tsps.

Best served with a little scoop of ice cream (for dairy free, try with coconut or soy ice cream)

Healthy Blueberry Crisp
 
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Warm blueberry crisp with a sweet crisp topping. Can be made vegan, dairy free and gluten-free.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Yield: 8
Ingredients
For the Filling
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp cornstarch
  • 6 packets stevia (or ¼ cup dry sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (optional)
For the Topping
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • ½ cup gluten free flour (use all purpose or whole wheat if no gluten sensitivity)
  • ⅓ cup coconut palm sugar (or sucanat or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, melted (for dairy free use coconut oil or vegan margarine)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry topping ingredients. Then drizzle in the melted butter. Rub the mixture between your hands to ensure the fat is incorporated, and turns into a crumble, of sorts. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, add the blueberries, then sprinkle on the cinnamon, cornstarch, lemon zest and stevia. Lightly toss together until the blueberries are coated .
  4. Spray a 9x9 dish with cooking spray or grease lightly with oil.
  5. Pour the blueberry mixture in the dish, and then sprinkle evenly with the topping.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, and allow to cool.
  8. Best served slightly warm with a scoop of real ice cream, or coconut ice cream (for dairy free)
Nutrition
Serving size: ⅛ of recipe Calories: 189 Fat: 6.8 g Saturated fat: 3.8 g Carbs: 32 g Sugar: 16 g Sodium: 45 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 2.6 g Cholesterol: 15 mg

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Carime

    This recipe is great! Just the right amount of sweetness!

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