August 19, 2010

Desserts for Moi: Plum Berry Crisp

Good morning! Last night I wanted to bake but didn't want to deal with baking a whole batch of cookies or a pan of brownies. I don't know about you, but I get sick of cookies or quick bread before I finish one batch; I like some variety in my snacks. So, instead of baking for a crowd, I decided to bake for myself. Enter a little challenge I'm giving myself called "Desserts for Moi". I'm going to see how many desserts I can individualize before changing ratios and baking multiple times a week drives me nuts. Thankfully, I started off on the right foot with this one.

Plum Berry Crisp

- 2 plums, cubed
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp raw sugar
- 1/2 tsp corn starch

- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/8 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tbsp Earth Balance
- Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, to taste
- Pinch of salt

- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix all filling ingredients together and set aside so they can release their juices and thicken.
- While the filling does its thing, mix together all toppings ingredients aside from the Earth Balance. Once mixed, dot the mixture with Earth Balance and mix together with your hand, until crumbly.
- Put fruit in an oven safe bowl (I use this) and sprinkle topping over top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and top is golden brown. Allow to cool and enjoy!

This was absolutely comforting. The plums added a touch of late summer while the spices in the topping reminded me that autumn (my favorite season) is around the corner. It's around this time that I start to whip out the cinnamon and pumpkin scented candles and crafting autumnal dishes to make. I love summer and have enjoyed it immensely, but there's nothing like the warmth and comfort of autumn.

Well, back to the drawing board.


  1. that screams comfort in a bowl. isn't it awesome how fruit + baked oats can be healthy AND delicious?

  2. This sounds so good. Sometimes you just have to have a dessert and what could be better than a healthy one that is also tasty?????

  3. Oh wow, looks great! I have some peaches fresh from the farmer's market, I might adapt your recipe so I can use those up.

  4. I have this theory that anything including oats + cinnamon is automatically delicious. So far it's been 100% true!

  5. Heather, I have dessert every night! :P I always like to end the day on a sweet note.

  6. Crisps and cobblers are sooo the ultimate summer dessert - and I love that I don't have to halve this recipe since I'm the only one eating it!

  7. I agree, and plus it makes me feel like I'm making something special just for me since it's one portion.

  8. The Happy Herbivore has some individual servings of cupcakes and brownies if you need a base of sorts :)

  9. I'll definitely check 'em out. Thanks chicka!

  10. Looks delicious! I love the new banner btw! :)

  11. You need my cookie recipe:

    1 tbsp brown sugar
    1 tbsp oil
    1 tbsp maple syrup
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/4 cup flour (or 2 tbsp flour and 1/4 oatmeal)
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1/8 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
    pinch salt
    handful of nuts/raisins/chocolate chips

    Makes four cookies, flatten slightly and bake on a silpat at 350 for 10 minutes.

    Each cookie is approximately 100 calories with 4 grams of fat.

  12. Thank you! I was wondering about a cookie recipe.