“I saw the Lord always before me … therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope.” Acts 2:25-26 NIV
Of all the foods from my healthy friends in my high-school girl’s trip group, this one is my summer favorite. I’ll share some savory recipes like Turmeric Soup later as weather gets cooler. You know . . . when it feels more like soup weather. 🙂
Fresh blueberries are now in season (yay!), but they won’t last forever. The organic frozen fruit medley from the grocer makes the perfect quick and easy berry crunch, no matter the season.
Breakfast Ideas with Berry Crunch
Add a dollop of regular or coconut yogurt (details in this post), and prepare yourself. Eye-rolling yum! (It’s one of my favorite breakfasts.)
This gluten free, sugar free berry crunch is also good with a boiled egg and gluten free toast. Honestly, there isn’t anything that it doesn’t go well with.
Remember these Good Morning, Blueberry Muffins? They are tasty with this blueberry crunch, too. I added coconut yogurt after taking this picture, and it was all so good together!
I served Hubs a bowl of berry crunch with a bit of sugar sprinkled over the top, and he enjoyed it. He wouldn’t have eaten it without the sugar. And I never would have gotten him to eat more of it later if not for the white sugar sprinkle. Not a health nut, that man. 😉
A neighbor brought over some fresh blueberries from her yard the other day, so now I enjoy fresh berries for a little while. Also, my mom picked a couple of pounds of fresh berries and froze them for me. I now have a year’s worth! (Thanks again, Mom!) I might make this recipe with only blueberries from the freezer next time. Let me know if you try it with all fresh fruit. Sounds good,right?
Healthy Berry Crunch
Frozen organic blueberries with a crunchy topping of oats and nuts. Great for breakfast, snacks, or dessert.
- 1 32-oz, bag Mixed organic frozen berries, thawed
- 1-2 tablespoons Honey or, my choice, 2 teaspoons THM gentle sweet
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Cinnamon sprinkle to taste
- 1-12 cups Rolled Oats
- 1/3 cup Sliced Almonds
- 1/3 cup Organic unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
- 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons Flax seeds, milled or whole I prefer to mill flax seeds in coffee grinder before adding to recipe
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1-2 tablespoons Pure maple syrup (or my choice, 2 teaspoons of THM gentle sweet)
Rub coconut oil inside 9" x 9" baking dish. Spread berries evenly on the bottom of dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon and lightly drizzle with honey (or sprinkle THM Gentle Sweet) over top.
In a separate bowl, mix oatmeal, almonds, chia and flax seeds, coconut oil, optional coconut flakes, and sweetener of choice. Spread topping evenly over berries in dish.
Sprinkle with more cinnamon if desired. Also, sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds for more crunch, if desired. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes (longer if berries are still slightly frozen).
Yes, fresh, plump blueberries are wonderfully tasty. But frozen is a close second and good to have on reserve – for things like smoothies and this berry crunch recipe. Enjoy!
Because He lives~