In the summer I tend to pick quite a few berries that I use in various baked goods, desserts and smoothies. It might be a lot of work, but to fill the freezer with the variation of these delightful treats, makes it so much less stressful when the mood hits me to try something new. I most often have the berries available to me.
The following recipe I ended up using 1 c. raspberries, 1 c blackberries and 2 c blueberries. It was very berry!! I added strawberries in the listing, as it is berry that I tend to use frequently as it adds a twist to the bumbleberry flavor. Even still, I enjoyed having this dessert as it provided a nutritious finish to a busy day.
NOTE: I do find that wholesome desserts with less sugar are more filling requiring a smaller serving. This particular dessert serves 8 with 1/2 cup servings. Personally I enjoyed mine with a very small amount of brown sugar sprinkled on top, where my husband enjoy it with a little more, along with a ice cream dessert.
Consider this as a weekend (day off) breakfast treat as well – You can start this upon waking, and while you prepare for your day with exercise, shower, etc., so that when you are done, this will be ready to enjoy.
OPTION (for leftovers): Warm up slightly in your microwave, and top your morning oatmeal.
Tri-Berry Crumble Crisp
Prep time: 15 min ~ Slow Cooker time: 2 hours ~ Serves 8
By Laura D. Field – Gluten & Milk Free Lifestyle
- 4 cups of mixed berries – fresh or frozen – blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.
- 1 Tbsp. butter substitute (optional)
Place your choice of berries in your slow cooker, and dot your butter substitute over the top of the berries.
- 2 Tbsp. Coconut oil (melted – approximately 1 1/2 min in the microwave)
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 Tbsp. honey or agave
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar (this is approximate) – You may add opt to omit and sprinkle over the top once it is served, or use a non-dairy topping or dessert, or enjoy without.
Stir all the topping ingredients together until it begins to crumble, then sprinkle over the fruit.
Cook on low for two hours.
Serve warm and enjoy!
My husband enjoyed this with a side dish of ice cream, as one would enjoy a fall apple crisp.
Enjoy and be sure to share your feedback.
Laura – Gluten and Milk Free Lifestyle
Laura D. Field
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