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.

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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…

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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…

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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! 

Blueberry “Crisp”
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? 

By Parita

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  1. Wow if there were points for creativity (and patience), you would be winning….this looks SO delicious for real! If this happened to me, I would have chucked the blueberry concoction away and settled for chocolate!

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