Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Whole Grain Fruit Crisp

I'm gettin' all sneaky like Jessica Seinfeld with this one!

Whole Grain Fruit Crisp
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 15-20 minutes

Filling:
1 cup diced fruit (I used 1 plum and a handful of blueberries)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Topping:
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup Cheerios, crushed (put them in a sealable bag and crush away! it's fun!)
1 1/2 tsp wheat bran
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

Stir the diced fruit, sugar, and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Divide the mixture between two ramekins. Set aside.

In another small bowl, combine the oats, Cheerios, wheat bran, and brown sugar. Add the maple syrup and butter and, with your hands or a fork, cut the butter into the dry mixture until it is coarsely held together in crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit in each ramekin.

Put ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake in a 325F oven for 15-20 minutes, until topping is golden.

Is it shocking that Abby loved this? It's fruit crisp, for goodness' sake! She ate it all up and demanded more. Whatever you do, use unsalted butter. Or at least, don't use Smart Balance Light. It was too salty, so the topping tasted a little like buttered popcorn. Abby didn't care, but next time I will use unsalted butter!

3 comments:

Carol Beth said...

Ooh, this sounds good! I think Ana will love it...as will I!! Thanks!

Amelia said...

Great blog idea guys! Some delicious ideas for toddlers! And even for me, heh heh.

Amelia (Ari'sMom) from June 08 BBC

Kara said...

Thanks, Amelia! Can you believe our June babies will be old enough for this stuff some day?

Beth - until Eli is old enough, it's one crisp for Ana - and one for you! :-)