I ❤ blueberries, Nature’s skittles. 🙂
Luckily I can have berries on my low carb diet. But we had a lot of blueberries leftover after I made Shane a Waldorf salad with a twist (blueberries and blueberry yogurt), and I can’t eat enough before they’ll go bad. So I made a gluten-free crisp with a twist. 🙂
I’d guess I had somewhere between a cup and 2 cups of blueberries left from the 18 ounce carton. I apologize for not measuring! But use enough blueberries to fill an inch at least in a quart Corningware or half a ramekin. You could easily make a dessert to last for days, feed a group, or individually one day at a time. This recipe doesn’t need any science behind it. It’s an art. 😉
Basically this Blueberry Bliss is willy nilly, and oh so numnum!!!! I probably can’t reproduce what I’ve done, but it would turn out roughly the same yummy. I’ll guide you through my willy nilly steps. Pretend you’ve entered Willy Wonka’s factory. Just don’t turn into a blueberry! 😉
A dash of nutmeg sprinkled on the blueberries with a splash of lemon juice. You can add a little sugar, sweetener, or syrup, but ripe blueberries are sweet naturally so try to omit. I did add about a teaspoon of corn starch (organic, non-GMO) so the filling would thicken as it baked. Stir it magically or with a spoon/spatula. 😉
I used the rest of our oats. I think about a cup, maybe more. I didn’t even take them out of the canister. *snicker snort*
To this, I dumped in some cinnamon and finely chopped walnuts. Let’s say I chopped a cup’s worth. 🙂 Yep, I mixed it all up with my butcher knife. Told ya’. Willy nilly.
Then I melted what was left of my stick of butter. Hmmm, 6 tbs I believe. About-ish.
I added the crisp topping and blended into the melted butter. Then I had a BRIGHT IDEA!!! Why not add protein powder???
And there you have a nutritious protein-boost twist that lends a sweet vanilla flavor. 🙂 This I did measure because it comes with a scoop. I put in 2 scoops. 😀
All filled and topped, the blueberry bliss is ready for a 375* preheated oven!
I baked it for 40 minutes, and let it cool. Not too long though. I wanted my blueberry bliss warm!!!
Ingredients (about-ish measurements)
- 1-2 pints of blueberries
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 1-2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 c oats
- 1 c chopped walnuts
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 scoops pea protein vanilla powder (contains monk fruit as a sweetener)
If you don’t want sugar free, add a tbs of sugar to the filling and 1 tbs brown sugar to topping.
Add whipped cream or ice cream to your crisp. Go willy nilly!! I have to eat mine naked. But….oh so sweet and yummilicious!!!!