Friday means dessert night!

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that if it’s Friday, it’s dessert night!

While my kids would prefer some sticky, sweet store-bought cake, I try as often as I can, to tempt them with a healthier version of one of their favourite desserts.

With only 45 min before dinner needed to be on the table, it had to be something quick and easy. I flipped open one of my standard go-to cookbooks (The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook) and once again, found something that (1) looked great, (2) only took 25 minutes to cook and (3) I actually had all of the ingredients for on hand! (Well, not quite all of them, but I am an experimentalist, at heart; I replaced the blackberries the recipe called for with blueberries and strawberries).

Clean Eating Apple Blackberry Crumble

  • 1 apple, cored and diced with peel on
  • 1 cup blueberries (I used fresh, but you could substitute frozen)
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raw oats (not instant)
  • 1/4 whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup raisins

1. Combine fruit, lemon juice and cinnamon in a small saucepan.

2. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 min.

3. Pour fruit mixture into a lightly greased baking dish (I used canola oil for this)

4. Combine oats, flour, oil and raisins, stirring until dry ingredients are moist.


5. Spoon dry mixture over fruit.

6. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes (or until bubbly and crisp)

I served it warm, with a dollop of 0% fat Greek yogurt on top. Very, very yummy! This recipe made 4 servings and could be counted as your starchy carbohydrate and fruit servings for the meal.

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Comments

  1. Looks very good. Obviously a hit at your house! Cute pic.

  2. This recipe looks awesome!! It’s great to start great eating habits while the kids are still little. What’s awesome is you’ve got healthy deserts!!!

  3. Oh I’ll have to try this. I made an apple pie tonight – which was fantastic, but nowhere near as healthy (my husband asked “how much butter is in this crust?”….I don’t think he really wants to know).

    • Mmmm, Anna, I love a good apple pie!
      If you’re trying to cut back on the crust calories, check out The Gracious Pantry; she has a clean eating version. This is, after all, apple pie season! Oh, and pumpkin pie too!

  4. Mmmm, this looks so good, I crave to try it now lol Thank you for this quick and healthy recipe!