Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Looking For An Easy Dessert Tonight??

On busy weeknights I often have to scrounge just to find something tasty for dinner...let alone the optional addition of dessert! Yet, if I skip the dessert altogether, my hubby and children will often be caught snacking before bedtime. Did I mention I have four very hungry males residing at our house??

Since beginning homeschooling (this past September) I've had a bit more time in the kitchen...so I've been working on a variety of different 'healthier' versions of our fav desserts. Recipes that are filling, and of course they have to be tasty!

& seeing as I am a Nutritionist it would seem fitting that they be somewhat nutritious :)

So here is another idea straight from our home; a slight twist on a traditional classic!

~Easy Fruit Crisp & Variations~

  1. Find a fruit, or two or 3, available in your home (some of our favs to use are: mango, raspberries, apple, pear, strawberry and/or peaches) and fill the bottom of a rectangular pan with them. About half way filled up from the bottom will suffice.
  2. On stove, heat about a cup of extra virgin coconut oil (or butter, organic preferred) until it is thoroughly melted.
  3. Pour oil into a bowl and mix with about 1 1/2 cup of oats (instant, or any ones that don't take too long to cook thoroughly). Add a bit more oats until the mixture is no longer wet but textured looking. 
  4. Mix in cinnamon, allspice (optional), and about 2 tablespoon of sweetener (could be brown sugar, coconut sugar or even chopped up finely dates)
  5. Optional additions include: unsweetened fine coconut flakes, raisins, walnuts (my fav!) or pecan bits
  6. Mix all of mixture together and then top the fruit in your pan. Make sure it is covered as completely as possible. 
  7. Cook at 375* for about 30 minutes, watch that the top is fully cooked.
  8. Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing...if your family can hold off that long!
 I have to admit my kitchen is smelling pretty delicious right now with my own raspberry/walnut crisp baking in our oven. Hope you enjoy creating your own fun variation!!

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  1. I can imagine how delicious your kitchen smells right now. Thanks for thing recipe.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks!! Hope you have fun enjoying a creation of your own :)

  3. :) Just found you via the Carnival of Homeschooling, and had to stop by to tell you we have the same blog name!

    1. Wow, just saw this!...well I guess great minds think alike is all I can say :)

  4. This looks wonderful! I can't wait to try it! :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

    1. Thanks for hosting it! It's a great link-up :)



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