Journey 118: National Blueberry Pie Day

April 28th is set aside each year to celebrate one of America’s favorite pies….blueberry. It’s one of my favorite pies too and has been since childhood. I had to find a way to enjoy this holiday, without blowing my healthy eating.

The solution: a recipe for a single serving blueberry crisp, with healthier substitutions. Here’s the original recipe, from happyherbivore.com, with my substitutions in parentheses.

  • ½ cup frozen blueberries, rinsed
  • 1½ tbsp agave nectar (1 T raw organic honey)
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour (1 T almond flour)
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • (1 T chopped pecans)

Preheat oven to 400F. Place blueberries in a ramekin or small oven-safe dish. In a small mixing bowl, combine agave (or honey) with oats, flour, pecans and cinnamon. Pat down on top of fruit and bake until crisp, about 10 minutes.
 

This was so easy to do, only requiring 5 minutes of prep time. And the result? Wonderfully satisfying, tart, juicy blueberry goodness, best eaten while still warm. I felt like I had a treat without all the sugar. And best of all, a single serving eliminates left overs and over eating. Too much of a good thing is still just that…too much!

What a great little crisp, in honor of National Blueberry Pie Day. I’ll make this again. And it gave me the idea of looking for or creating other single serve, healthy recipes for delicious treats. I’ll enjoy…occasionally!

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