real food. real life.
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.
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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