Obviously it’s not Friday, but I do have an excuse to why I haven’t been posting. I haven’t had a computer in about a week and a half. Somehow my screen cracked (and I promise, it was never dropped), but to make a long story short, it’s in safe hands now!
There’s a strawberry stand about 500 feet from our office. I think Katie and I have spent lots of pennies over there. This years strawberries have been the best that I’ve had in a long time. I don’t know if it’s because we had such a warm winter or what! But they’re totally worth the extra few dollars.
I’d been craving a crumble of some short. I poked around the internet until I found one I thought seemed to be the simplest to make. Seriously, anyone can make this.
I love fruit desserts more than any other dessert I’ve had in my life. I’ll pass on the chocolate cake or whatever pie you put in front of me, BUT if you serve me a cobbler or a crumble I might just eat the whole thing (which I pretty much did with this one). Jake got one serving and I ate the rest through the weekend. It was the best for breakfast with a cup of coffee. Zapped it in the microwave for a few seconds and I was in heaven!
Don’t judge me. I know some of you, if not all, have had dessert for breakfast!
Technically, there’s oatmeal in it so it’s not that bad, right?
OH! And if you have some strawberries that are on their way out, don’t throw them away! Instead, make this!
Adapted from (with changes): Be Nutritious
2 pints sliced strawberries
½ cup white granulated sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup old fashion oats (quick is okay too—it just won’t be as chewy)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup melted butter (the real stuff!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch. Stir until sugar and cornstarch are glossy looking against the strawberries. Spray your favorite baking dish with cooking spray and add strawberries.
Next, in a medium bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, butter (use Balance butter to make this vegan!), cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir until thoroughly combined. Crumble evenly on top of strawberries and bake until bubbly and crispy—30 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.