It's strawberry season...so we make a delicious strawberry crisp right?! Here in Texas, strawberry season ranges from late February to May. Recently, RIGHT before we all started social distancing, we went strawberry picking for the first time at a place here called Froberg's Farms. SUCH A FUN experience! That was our last outing before the COVID-19 Pandemic and I'm thankful we were able to get a great experience in. Until this pandemic is over, I'll be right over here in my virtual corner, reminiscing about all the fun things we experienced before social distancing. I think we will all feel a greater sense of appreciation for fun outings and beautiful memories like these in the future 🙂
Beautiful strawberries. They were so tasty and juicy. Sometimes we get a little too excited about how pretty strawberries are and buy too many. That's why I love making a easy, yummy, delicious Strawberry Crisp dessert out of them. SO GOOD.
You need to make it. Like today. It's extremely easy and I'm sure you have all the ingredients! I have made this crisp using mangos (just add a little less sweetness to the mix), mixed berries, blueberries...whatever is in season! Frozen berries work wonderfully too!
Plus the Strawberry Crisp is:
- PACKED with vitamin C (don't forget to check out the "Nutrition Nook" section at the end of the post about strawberries and vitamin C).
- DELICIOUS (as the title states)
- Something you may finish right away (I won't judge you)
- Even more amazing with ice cream, whipped cream....or even chocolate syrup?! 🙂
Here's how we make this easy, delicious dessert:
- First, cut the strawberries in quarters in a baking dish.
- Sprinkle cornstarch, maple syrup, and vanilla power (or extract), some orange juice (or lemon juice) and mix it up
- Then you make the oat crisp mixture with some oats, cinnamon, wheat flour, salt, maple syrup, and coconut oil (GOOD LUCK not eating this right away).
- Sprinkle it over the strawberries and bake it!
- After that, you can just serve warm either alone or with some ice cream 🙂
Other things you can include in the crisp mix are some pecans, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds...get creative!
Let's talk about vitamin C! Vitamin C is acts as an antioxidant. It also helps with wound healing, collagen protection, absorption of iron, and with our immune systems! Check out this fact sheet for more information on Vitamin C and why we need it (especially during this time of a pandemic)! So what has vitamin C besides the well-known source, oranges? Strawberries! One cup of strawberries has more vitamin C than a medium orange. Other sources include: red, green, and yellow bell peppers, kale, broccoli, cauliflower (check out my Sticky Sesame Cauliflower), brussel sprouts, pineapple, kiwi, mangos, cherries, chili peppers, guava, and lemons.
Delicious Strawberry Crisp
For The Berries
- 4 cups strawberries; quartered
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder; or 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp orange juice; or lemon juice
For The Crisp
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 3 tbsp maple syrup; *Use 1 extra tablespoon for a little extra sweetness as desired
- 4 tbsp coconut oil; not melted
- pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Mix your berries, cornstarch, maple syrup, vanilla, and orange juice in a 9x9 baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, add your oats, cinnamon, wheat flour, coconut oil, and salt. For the maple syrup, add 3 tbsp first, then taste. Add another tablespoon to your preferred sweetness. Mix by hand or with a spoon until crumbly consistency.
- Place your crisp on top of the berries in the baking pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until the berries are bubbling and your crisp is golden brown.
- Let cool for 10 minutes, then enjoy 🙂
- You can use any berries that are in season! You can also use frozen berries as well. I have made this with frozen blueberries and it turns out great.