If it strawberry season here in Florida and that means we have LOTS of strawberries. Whether this post finds you in strawberry season or not, it is nice to have a recipe to use berries that are beginning to wilt. Or, if you are really hankering for a healthy treat- use frozen berries!
This recipe is for 2. If you’d like to bring in more protein, spread this recipe out for 3 and add in an egg on the side or some Greek yogurt on top. You may also use this as a dessert and top with a little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It’s a winner no matter the time of day you serve it!
Variations: Any berry substitutes well for the strawberries. The apples add texture but you can absolutely skip them.
- 1 medium apple, chopped into ½" cubes. About 1 cup.
- 1 cup sliced strawberries (1/4" thick)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon honey or apple juice concentrate
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup instant oats (may use old-fashioned oats)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a microwave safe and oven safe dish with cooking spray. Add diced apple and microwave 1 minute. Add strawberries and lightly stir.
- Whisk coconut oil, honey, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add in oats and stir to coat. Top strawberry and apple mixture with oats.
- Cover dish with foil and bake 40 minutes or until bubbly. Keeping the dish covered the entire cooking time will result in a chewy topping. If you prefer a crispier topping, remove foil for the last 10 minutes of bake time.
- Allow to cool and serve.
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Brandice Lardner is a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Author, and Jesus Girl whose mission in life is to help women ditch the diet mentality and find peace with food and their bodies so that they are better equipped to do the great things God has called them to do.