Healthy Blueberry Almond Crisp
This crisp is full of healthy ingredients. Its 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!
Health Benefit Of Blueberries
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.
Blueberries: Helpful Tips And 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.
Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Egg & Soy Free
Lemon Blueberry Filling
- 2 pounds blueberries (about 5 cups)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup or honey
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch or 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 to 2 lemons)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
GlutenFree Oat & Almond Topping
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats (certified gluten-free for a gluten-free crisp)
- ½ cup packed almond meal or almond flour
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ⅓ cup lightly packed brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt (greek or regular), or additional melted butter
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