Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mixed Berry Crisp - Light & Healthy

This recipe was a hit! It was suppose to serve 9, but 7 of us devoured it and would have gladly eaten more. Next time maybe I should double it! This crisp recipe is simple and healthy. We topped it with some low fat ice-cream, but a non-dairy whipped topping would be great too. I think this recipe could easily be used for many fresh fruits of the season, peach comes to mind maybe with some raspberries mixed in too.

If you count weight watcher points you will be happy to know it only has 3 points per serving. Low fat ice-cream would be additional of course.

I used Splenda as a sweetener, but other sweeteners could be substituted such as Stevia In The Raw, or just regular granulated sugar.  Splenda and Stevia In The Raw have no added calories or weight watcher points. If regular granulated sugar is used weight watchers only have to add 1/2 a point more per serving.

Mixed Berry Crisp - Light & Healthy                    Makes 9 servings
1 10 oz bag of raspberries (or fresh)
1 10 oz bag of marian berries (or fresh)          
1 10 oz bag of blueberries (or fresh)
(I used fresh berries and weighed them in a zip lock bag on a kitchen scale)
1/4 cup Splenda or other sweetener
2 Tbsp corn starch
1 1/2 cups low fat granola - gluten free if needed ( I used an oats & honey flavor with 5 grams of fat per serving)
Low fat ice-cream or non dairy topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 375.
In a large mixing bowl add all berries, corn starch and sweetener. Mix with a spoon.
Pour into an ungreased 8" or 9" square or round baking dish.

Bake berry mixture uncovered for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle granola over the top of hot fruit mixture.
Return to oven for 15-20 minutes.
Let stand about 15 minutes before serving.

I hope you and your families enjoy your favorite seasonal fruits as much as we do.

I feel this recipe could also be used in a yeast free diet. Using granola recipes from the book, The Yeast Connection Cookbook by William G. Crook & Marjorie Hurt Jones. Substituting stevia for the sweetener. I was able to do this the many years I had to follow this program. Berries are a good choice for a treat and the servings aren't large.

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