I’m not big on desserts. There are folks who love sweet treats, and folks who love salty treats. I’m the salt lover. I would take a chip over a brownie any day.
Still, there is one dessert that I love, and that’s an apple crisp. We didn’t have any apples in the house, but we had frozen mixed berries, so I conducted the usual internet hunt for a low calorie berry crisp recipe.
I found it on Hamilton Beach’s website. Odd place to find a recipe, but it looked really good, and it was. The recipe was very low in sugar and fat, and it even had flaxseed in it! All those colorful berries fit my cooking with color challenge too.
Talk about a light and healthy choice for a dessert. I topped mine with 1/2 a scoop of light vanilla ice cream, and I was a happy camper.
- 1 12 oz. pkg frozen mixed berries (Use the blackberry, raspberry blueberry mix, not the mixes with strawberries. The strawberries are too big to cook evenly with the other berries.)
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tsp flour
- Juice and zest from 1/2 fresh lemon
- ¾ cup oatmeal, old fashioned
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons chilled buttery spread
- Cooking spray
- 1. Heat oven to 350.
- 2. Spray small casserole dish with cooking spray.
- 3. Place frozen berries and cranberries in pan and sprinkle with 1 tsp flour. Toss to coat.
- 4. Sprinkle berries with lemon juice and zest.
- 5. Combine oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and flaxseed. Mix to combine.
- 6. Add buttery spread combine until mixture is crumbly.
- 7. Spread oatmeal mixture evenly over berries and place in oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until berries are bubbling and topping is browned.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Berries in general are high in manganese, vitamin C and fiber. Berries are naturally high in phytonutrients called tannins that are considered to be responsible for antioxidant activity.
Oats are a great source of manganese, selenium, tryptophan, phosphorus and thiamin. They are a great source of soluble fiber thought to have a significant impact on improving cholesterol levels.
Based on Individual Serving: 1/2 Cup • Calories: 180 • Total Fat: 6g • Saturated: 1.5g • Cholesterol: 0mg • Sodium: 50mg • Carbohydrates: 29g • Dietary Fiber: 5g • Sugars: 11g • Protein: 4g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 5
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