I love dessert. I mean, I really love dessert. I also love packing in extra nutrients to anything and everything I possibly can, so what better way to do that than having a berry-filled dessert? You've got your sweet, and you've got your healthy! Berries stand on their own as a so-called "superfood." They've proven they offer protection against cancer in study after study. Blueberry intake has also shown a better regulation of blood sugar. (So to all those diabetics and pre-diabetics out there, eat your berries!) Think blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, acai berries, goji berries, elderberries, strawberries... so many options!
So I sure didn't feel bad about having this leftover birthday treat for breakfast all week... :)
Triple Berry Crisp
Makes 12-15 servings
6 C triple berry frozen mix (or 2 small Trader Joe's bags)
2-3 T raw organic sugar
1 1/2 C rolled oats
3/4 C almond meal
3/4 C raw pecans (or any mixed nuts), chopped
1/3 C packed brown sugar
2 pinches sea salt
3 T Earth Balance butter or coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350. Toss berries with raw sugar in large bowl and defrost for 1 minute in microwave to get a little bit of juice going. Pour berries into 9x13 pan.
Mix oats, almond meal, nuts, brown sugar, and sea salt until combined. Add butter and use a pastry cutter or two forks, to mix until the butter is evenly distributed and has no big chunks. Add on top of the fruit and spread evenly.
Bake for 45-50 minutes until sides are bubbling and top is lightly golden.
Let cool for 15 minutes and serve warm. Amazing with non-dairy ice cream, or even just a glass of almond milk for breakfast!