I keep frozen berries in the freezer (duh) all the time. Why? Well, because one never knows when a berry craving might attack. It could be for breakfast…it could be for snack…or it could be in the shower. My motto is: always be prepared.
My husband and I enjoy dessert every night after we put the kids to bed. It’s our time to be together, unwind and watch Jack Bauer save the world from things like terrorists with deadly viruses. Romantic, right? We’re the romantic sort.
Mostly I serve dessert after bedtime so I don’t have to share. My kids are still young, so this is working for me. I’m not sure what’s going to happen when they are older and stay up after 9pm. I might have to change my thought process.
“No, this is mine. Make your own.” Or “what berry crumble? *munch, munch, munch, swallow*.” Or even “…you left a pea on your plate at dinner so therefore you did not earn this dessert.” Or maybe I’ll just start taking my dessert to the bathroom – because surely by then they’ll be over the whole sticking their hands under the door when I go in the bathroom and shut the door – right?
But, let’s say I’m having a generous day – they do happen here and there. My Berry Crumble dessert serves two…but it’s easily doubled to serve 4 or even tripled to serve….uhhhh, 6? I was not a math major, but I can multiply recipes with ease. I can also burn them with ease. Never fear! Even if you burn this dessert, it’s still tasty.
But let’s say you DO burn this dessert. I have it on good authority that smothering it with ice cream masks the burned taste a little bit. It’s always so amazing to me at what ice cream can mask. Kinda like ketchup for desserts. Ice Cream – a band-aid for your kitchen boo-boos.
Is it just me or has this post been completely random? Welcome to my mind – it’s like a steel trap: things come in fine, but if they get out they’re always mangled.
Berry Crumble. It’s easy. Make it…at night – when the kids are asleep. Unless you’re good at math.
Note from the Editor: Let’s be real – most of us are bad at math, like Stacy. Never fear! Plan to Eat has a tool to help you scale your recipes so that you don’t have to figure out how much coconut flour to use for this recipe if you decide you want to make it for 3 people instead of 2. Simply import the below recipe into your Plan to Eat recipe book, then take a look at this article to see how to scale your recipes. It’s easy and there is no math involved. Whether or not you share it with your kids is up to you.
- 2 cups frozen berries
- 2 tablespoons almond flour/meal
- 1 tablespoon Truvia (I use homemade) or 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon Truvia or 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chopped nuts
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- Toss together berries, almond flour, and one tablespoon Truvia.
- Place mixture in 1 quart greased baking dish.
- Combine coconut flour, one tablespoon Truvia, cinnamon, vanilla, nuts and oil. Stir until crumbly.
- Sprinkle mixture over berries.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until browned.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.