No holiday is complete without dessert, and what better way to celebrate 4th of July than with a healthy and easy dessert that puts summer berries to good use…and is red, white and blue?!
This berry crisp is easily customizable- use whatever berries you prefer- and can be made in individual servings or in a larger pan for ease. I chose to go with cherries and blueberries since it’s what I had on hand, but I don’t think you can go wrong with other berries or even peaches!
I lightened up the crisp topping by using just one tablespoon of butter and two tablespoons of brown sugar for two servings. I also kept things gluten free with gluten free oats and buckwheat flour, but you could easily sub with regular flour or oat flour.
I decided to serve my crisp with a spoonful of greek yogurt for some extra protein but it would also be delicious with coconut whipped cream, regular whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream. So many options!
I’ll be heading to Miami this weekend with my family and I’m really looking forward to relaxing by the beach/pool and getting some sun. I’m pretty pale these days-eek! I’ve got some Classpass workouts scheduled, but other than that I’ve got a date with my book and some good food. Enjoy!
What do you all have planned for 4th of July weekend?
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen)
- 1/2 cup fresh pitted cherries
- 1/2 cup quick oats, gluten free optional
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour (or other gluten-free flour or white/whole wheat flour)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon salted butter, chopped
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- greek yogurt, coconut cream, whipped cream, or ice cream to garnish
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grease two small ramekins or cast iron pans and fill each evenly with blueberries and cherries.
- Add oats, flour, brown sugar, butter and vanilla to a medium bowl and use your hands to incorporate completely, crushing the butter with your fingers.
- Sprinkle oat mixture on top of berries and cook in the oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with greek yogurt, whipped cream, or ice cream.
If you’re looking to eat crisp for breakfast instead, check out my recipe for Microwave Breakfast Berry Crumble!