With some fresh rhubarb in our CSA, and strawberries on sale (not from NS unfortunately) it seemed obvious to make a pie or crisp or something sweet and delicious! And since pie is definitely out the question - I'm not that brave yet - crisp it is! Here is my version of a crisp with all-natural sweeteners and non dairy butter:
Total Time from start to finish:: 50 minutes
Ingredients for Fruit Part:
4-5 Rhubarb stalks, chopped
2 cups strawberries, chopped
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup maple sugar or coconut sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
Ingredients for Crisp Part:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
roughly 2/3 cup Earth Balance Soy-free butter, melted
1/2 cup honey
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a rectangular baking dish (non-stick is easier to clean, or grease first), add fruit. Mix gently with flour, maple sugar and cinnamon until evenly distributed in dish.
2) In a small bowl, add dry ingredients for crisp and mix in wet ingredients. Blend until flour is no longer visible and it tastes delicious! Haha, seriously though - taste to make sure it is sweet enough.
3) Spread crisp ingredients over top of fruit evenly. Bake in oven covered for 30 minutes, and then uncovered for 10 minutes.