There are so many choices for breakfast, don’t you agree? I tend to gravitate toward the sweeter options, like oatmeal, pancakes, or muffins, while my husband prefers the more savory dishes, pretty much anything with meat or eggs.
I like sweet things, but I try to use whole ingredients to keep it as nourishing as possible. I use un-refined sweeteners and keep those to a minimum. I also incorporate whole, gluten-free grains, and fresh fruit whenever possible.
This crisp has fresh fruit and chia seeds, to naturally thicken. The granola topping is made up of whole oats, flaxseed, chia, raw nuts, and unsweetened coconut. It’s sweetened with pure maple syrup and I use healthy fats, like coconut or olive oil, to bind it together and give it that nice crunch when it bakes.
This crisp has plenty of:
- fiber from the oats, nuts, seeds, and berries
- omega-3 essential fatty acids from the chia, flaxseed, and raw nuts
- a variety of nutritious vitamins, minerals, and helpful antioxidants from practically all of the ingredients on the list!
We eat our crisp with some fresh coconut whipped cream, but
ice cream yogurt would also be yummy.
and just so good
It’s a wholesome breakfast (and also makes a fantastic dessert!) you can proudly serve to your family and friends. I hope you get a chance to try it! If you do, please leave me a comment to share your thoughts. Also, tag #wifemamafoodie on Instagram so that I can see and possibly share your yummy creations! Enjoy, friends!
- 5 heaping cups of your favorite berries, or other fruit, fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, more or less may be needed depending on the sweetness of your fruit (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds for fresh berries or 2 tablespoons chia seeds for frozen berries
- 1 cup rolled oats (certified gluten-free, if needed)
- ½ cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, olive oil or butter will work also
- ¼ cup maple syrup, or your preferred sweetener to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F. In a 2-3 quart baking dish, stir together the fruit, maple syrup, and chia seeds. I find that fresh berries don't produce as much liquid as frozen berries, which is why the amount of chia seeds called for differs. Set aside while you make the topping.
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt together. Stir in the maple syrup and oil until mixture is thoroughly combined. Sprinkle on top of the fruit filling and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes, until filling is hot and granola topping is golden brown. Serves 4-6.