We went on a shopping trip this weekend…and I just COULD NOT pass this up….
Now, let’s be serious. There’s no way I could eat 5 pounds of blueberries before they went bad. Well, I guess I could, but it just wouldn’t be a good situation. Soooo I froze the majority of them and kept some fresh.
My goal for this week (and probably next) is to try out some new recipes with all my blueberries!
I started by making a lovely dessert.
My friend Kim is a dessert expert. She has her PhD, and it might as well be in baking.
So, of course I asked her for a quick and easy dessert recipe and she sends this one my way. Because I trust her oh so much, I literately just started reading the recipe and not even looking ahead. Well, to my surprise (not), we have different definitions of quick and easy. This recipe had a lot of steps to it, took more ingredients than I had, but ended up being delicious. So, in the end, Kim really didn’t fail me. However, I am sure she will be happy to know that I think I measured about 2 things and eyeballed the rest…. Perhaps this is why I am not a really good baker?
Would have been much better if I had some vanilla bean ice cream to serve with it, but the dessert wine will do 🙂 I’m definitely going to post about this wine on Wednesday, so be on the lookout for it!
This recipe was majorly adapted from Clean Eating Mag as I didn’t have almost any of the ingredients. Additionally, I halved just about everything since it was just the two of use eating….but here’s what I used:
- Olive oil
- frozen fruit – peaches, blueberries, strawberries
- 1 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp honey (okay, I think I used 4 because I ended up putting in at the wrong time, and then the right time)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup of skim milk
- 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour (use it at a different time from above)
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder (I did measure this one)
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp of salt
Steps to make this delicious dish:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mist the dish you’re gonna cook it in – I used a 6 in round casserole dish
- Combine fruit, the little bit of flour and honey in the baking dish together
- Whisk together the rest of the flour and oats in a food processor (like my amazing, orange Kitchenaid mixer!). Mix in the baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and milk.
- Add scoops of the batter on top of the fruit (doesn’t have to cover the whole thing)
- Pop that baby in the oven! I cooked for about 45 minutes and then let it cool for a little.
YUM YUM YUM! ((And relatively healthy too!))