New Recipe, New Year!

Happy New Year everybody!! I took a much needed two week break over the holidays to re group and enjoy time with my family. Hopefully you all had a wonderful holiday season as well. With a new year comes goals, resolutions, recipes, and lots of other new things. My family spends time each new year writing down goals for many areas of our lives. It’s really neat to see what my three girls make as goals for the year. When we do this, we also look back at the past years goals to see all that we have accomplished. In 2017 we didn’t make it to the Kentucky Derby, Norway, or California, but we did accomplish most of our goals. We’ll have to put these three places on our lifetime bucket list. 😉

Before the holidays began, I sat down with my three girls to make a list of all of the activities we wanted to do and a list of all the foods we wanted to make. My middle daughter, Peppy wanted to make a recipe with strawberries, cherries, oat crumble, and chocolate drizzle like I had years ago. I have absolutely no recollection of this recipe she was describing, but she was adamant I made it and she loved it. Instead of arguing about whether I ever made it or not, I sat down with her to create the recipe she remembered. Peppy was very particular about the ingredients, it had to be strawberries and cherries, had to have vanilla and cinnamon, and an oat crisp topping. She tried to add chocolate drizzle but I didn’t go that far. Feel free to add chocolate drizzle if that would make you happy, I know it would make Peppy happy. 🙂 The recipe we came up with was a hit! I froze the left overs in silicone baking cups and now the girls are happily enjoying it warmed up for breakfast.

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Cherberry Crisp

Ingredients
2/3 C Earth balance soy free buttery spread
2 ½ C Strawberries sliced
2 ½ C Cherries sliced
1 C Coconut sugar divided or regular sugar
6 T White rice flour
6 T Brown rice flour
½ C Tapioca starch, divided
1 ½ C Gluten free oats
1 t Salt
1 t Vanilla
1 ½ t Cinnamon
2 T Lemon juice

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together ½ C coconut sugar, strawberries, and cherries. Add the lemon juice and 2 T tapioca starch and mix until well combined. Put the fruit mixture into the prepared 9×13 baking dish and spread evenly. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients and vanilla, then mix well together. Next, cut the butter into the dry mixture until the butter is about the size of small peas. Sprinkle the oat mixture on top of the fruit mixture and spread it evenly. Bake on 350° for 45 minutes or until the fruit mixture is bubbling and the oat mixture is golden brown. Enjoy with ice cream, all on it’s own, or for breakfast 🙂

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