Whole Grain Fruit Crisp
1 cup diced fruit (I used 1 plum and a handful of blueberries)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
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!