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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Apple Berry Breakfast Crisp


Who likes to eat pie for breakfast? I love pie for breakfast, especially fruit pies bursting with jammy goodness. So what's a gal to do when she's craving pie but does not have time to fuss with a pie crust? Make a crisp, of course. I cut back on the sugar in this crisp a little bit to let the fruit really shine. This crisp is easy enough to make the morning of, but I make it the night before because I am not a morning person. I love to bake, but not before at least a cup of coffee!

Filling
2 large apples
1 lb strawberries or 1 pint berries or a combination thereof
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cardamom
2 tbsp. granulated tapioca

Topping
1/4 cup amaranth
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 tsp. cardamom
2 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. melted coconut oil
1/4 cup whole grain buckwheat hot cereal, uncooked

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a pie plate or other smallish baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.

Wash all your fruit. Peel, core and slice the apples thinly. Half the strawberries and leave any other berries whole. In a large bowl toss the fruit with the lemon juice. In a small bowl combine the sugar, cardamom and tapioca. Toss the fruit with the sugar mixture and pour into the prepared baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the amaranth through the sugar. Add the melted coconut oil and stir with a fork until the mixture is crumbly. Add the buckwheat and toss. Pour the topping on top of the fruit and spread evenly to cover, leave no fruit exposed.

Bake the crisp about 45 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbly. It is a good idea to place tin foil underneath the baking dish to catch any fruit juices that bubble out of the baking dish. Serves 4 - 6.

2 comments:

Amy Jane (Weaving Tales) said...

have you found a soy-free cooking spray, or have you found that the lethicin doesn't aggravate your daughter's soy issues?

Erin said...

Soy lethicin on a daily basis (as in vitamins) does seem to aggravate my daughter. I also have two friends who react strongly to any bit of soy - including soy lethicin and soybean oil. For cooking spray I use a Misto and fill it with canola oil. You can find it at Amazon for under $10.