This is the perfect dish to whip up on the weekends and have it for breakfast or dessert all week long. Easy to prepare, blueberries are baked to perfection, topped with a healthy, naturally sweetened crisp!
Fresh blueberries are one of the most popular and delicious fruits. Sweet, succulent, full of nutrients, blueberries can be eaten freshly picked and incorporated into a variety of recipes.
Based on numerous studies, blueberries has tons of health benefits. It’s low in calories, high in antioxidants, protects against aging, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, improves memory and can have anti diabetic effects.
It also can fight against urinary tract infections, support digestion, aid weight loss, maintain healthy bones, ward off wrinkles and help reduce muscle damage after a strenuous workout.
Difference Between Almond Flour and Almond Meal
Almond flour is ground more finely and usually made from blanched almonds with no skins.
Almond flour has a nutritional advantage over many processed flours in that, it contains the same nutrient profile as whole almonds. Almonds whether its whole or ground have more nutrients per serving than any other nut.
Most people wonder what exactly is the difference between almond meal and almond flour. Almond meal is a coarser grind made from almonds that almost always still have their skins attached.
Almond meal made from scratch is easy to prepare. In less than 5 minutes you can have fresh almond meal. All you need are almonds, a coffee bean grinder, and a flour sifter. Of course for convenience you can purchase almond meal online from Amazon instead of making it from scratch.
Almond meal adds a moist rich nutty taste to baked goods. The protein and fat content in almonds makes it an ideal option for muffins, cookies, breads and bars. The protein, fat and fiber in almond meal will also contribute to the feeling of fullness between meals.
Helpful Tips & Suggestions
If fresh blueberries are not available buy frozen. You can bake the dish an extra 5 to 10 minutes longer to accommodate for the frozen berries.
If you are making the blueberry crisp gluten free, make sure you use GF oats.
Vegan with Gluten Free option
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats (use gluten-free oats if making this recipe GF)
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups fresh blueberries (or nearly any fruit)
- 2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest (about the zest of 1 lemon)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
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