This self-proclaimed chocoholic was not craving chocolate after dinner tonight. Chocolate wasn’t even on my mind when I was perusing the internet for recipes. Imagine that!
What was on my mind was an easy fruit crisp. I decided to take a recipe I found online and alter it a bit by using blueberries in place of the apple. All was going well until I took the crisp out of the microwave. Who knew blueberries weren’t really made for crisps? Well…me.
So, let me show you the progression of what happened.
*Recipe at the end of the post.
I sprinkled the crumb mixture on a bowl of blueberries. And I’m pretty sure I had a HUGE smile on my face because I really thought I was going to dig into a pretty bowl of deliciousness while watching T.V.
Well, here’s what came out of the microwave…
Not exactly the crisp I was hoping for. The above mixture more or less resembled blueberry soup.
After taking a few bites…err…slurps, I realized that not all was lost. I took out the 1/2 frozen banana in my freezer, threw it in the blender along with a few splashes of almond milk, and created some banana ice cream. I then topped the “ice cream” with my blueberry “crisp” and came up with this…
Now, if I do say so myself, this was pretty delicious. The cool ice cream and warm blueberry mixture were perfect together. And the oats from the topping added a slight chew…yum! Crisis averted!
As I dug into this bowl, my HUGE smiled returned!
Adapted from: Taste of Home
Note: If you don’t want to end up with just a topping for your ice cream, I suggest using apples instead of blueberries.
1 cup fresh blueberries (or 1 medium apple), rinsed and patted dry
1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons oats
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
a few dashes of cinnamon
1 tablespoon Earth Balance
Place the blueberries in a microwave safe bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Incorporate the Earth Balance until the mixture is crumbly. Top the blueberries with the crumble mixture and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
What’s your favorite kind of crisp?