Remember last summer when we preserved all those blueberries and blackberries? Well here is my favorite way to use the blackberries (although it’s good with blueberries too). Technically this is a dessert, BUT . . . it’s really pretty healthy so I often enjoy it for BREAKFAST! How’s that for indulgent? It’s bursting with fruit, warm, comforting, just a fabulous way to start (or end) the day.
4 cups blackberries
1 and 1/2 cup oatmeal (not the quick cook kind)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 c. maple syrup (the real stuff, Grade B preferably)
1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
Step one: Pre-heat oven to 350. Place blackberries in a 9×9 pan. Don’t worry if they are frozen – frozen works just fine.
Step two: Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and spread evenly on top of the berries.
Step three: Bake about 45 minutes (or until the berries are hot and the topping is slightly browned.
Blackberries are terrific for you – they have about 4 grams of fiber per half cup and are full of Vitamins A, C and K. I do love a food that tastes great and is good for you too – that is ALWAYS my cooking goal.
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