Firm, juicy, tangy-sweet berries are begging to be picked... but let's not fall back into old, health-destroying habits!
We can enjoy freshly-baked, mouth-watering crumbles, crisps, cobblers and pies... without adding loads of health-destroying sugar to our meals!
Here is one of our family favorites! This is considered an "S" for Trim Healthy Mama... Don't be alarmed at the addition of oats - there are not enough to cause a crossover.
Isn't it amazing that something like this is actually HEALTHY? Seems like a dream... but then I woke up and ate this for breakfast!
Everyone's taste-buds interpret sweetness a bit differently. As written, we find this not too sweet, and not too tart! The wholesome goodness of the berries will make your taste buds rejoice... and the crumble has a warm, subtle, nutty, spiced flavor... just perfect to accompany the burst of berry flavor!
7 C fresh blackberries (can use frozen)
3/4 C Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 C Honeyville Blanched Almond flour
3/4 C Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 C Bob's Red Mill Golden Flax meal
1/4 C THM Oat Fiber
3 TBS Swanson Organic Coconut flour
3 TBS THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder
1/8 C THM Super Sweet Blend OR 1/4 C THM Gentle Sweet
1 tsp Kirkland Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Swanson Organic Chinese Five Spice
1/2 tsp THM Himalayan Mineral Salt
Yield: 8-10 servings
Preheat Oven to 375° F.
1. Layer blackberries into bottom of an 8X11 or 9X13 baking dish.
2. Sprinkle half the mixture onto the berries and stir.
3. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl, including the remaining homemade sweetener; add softened coconut oil, stirring until well-incorporated.
4. Sprinkle the crumble over the top of the berries, spreading to make the crust somewhat even.
5. Place in oven for 25 - 30 minutes, checking the last 8 minutes or so to prevent burning.
You want the crust to smell fragrant, be slightly browned (but not burnt), and the berries to be happily bubbling!1. Layer blackberries into bottom of an 8X11 or 9X13 baking dish.
6. Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes before serving. If you serve immediately, it will seem like the berries are very runny... (We served IMMEDIATELY!)
If you wait for it to cool slightly, the crumble will absorb the liquids.
You can also use strawberries or raspberries; a mix of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries would also be acceptable - but the addition of blueberries would push it close to crossover territory, considering the oat carbs already present.
Serve alone, with real whipping cream, or with Tummy Tucking Ice cream (Trim Healthy Mama, p. 240.)