Thursday, March 14, 2013

Guilt Free Fruit, Flax and Oat Cobbler

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This is how you get to have pie for breakfast!  It is a variation of the Guilt Free Apple Oat Cobbler and it is wonderful freshly baked, cold, or microwaved.  It is not too light but will also not leave you feeling heavy.  In this case, I made one with frozen mixed berries and strawberries from Costco, and one with peaches, pineapple, strawberries and mango from Publix.  They were both awesome.

Fruit, Flax and Oat Cobbler

45 minutes, serves 6

1 cup of dry oats
1/2 cup of almond meal
1/4 cup of ground flax seed
1 quart of frozen fruit
Coconut oil

Preheat your oven to 450.

Pour out your fruit into a 1 quart Pyrex and microwave it for about five minutes.  This will cut down on your baking time and I suggest covering it.

Meanwhile, grease a 9 inch pie pan with coconut oil.  In a separate bowl, mix your oats, almond meal, and flax evenly and add water until you have a mix that will stick together but isn't too soggy (think sand castle).  It should crumble in your hands but you should be able to press it together.  Press the mix into the pie pan to form a crust at the bottom and around the edges.  There will probably be leftover mix so save it to sprinkle over the top of the fruit.

By now, the fruit should be more or less defrosted.  Pour it into your pie crust along with all the juice that goes with it.  The juice and steam are going to cook the oat based crust.  Spread it evenly and sprinkle any leftover crust crumbles on top of the fruit and place it in the oven for about 30 minutes.  Remove and enjoy.

Awesome Tip of the Day:  Oatmeal has a habit of getting cakey if you cook it and let it set.  You are counting on this to be able to cut your cobbler and scoop it without having a delicious crumbly mess, although it will taste the same.  Let it cool off a bit before you cut it.

If you find that this comes out a little dry, consider adding a couple of tablespoons of juice to the fruit mix or covering it with aluminum foil to keep some of the moisture in.

Go nuts!  (I couldn't resist.)  This kind of pie goes well with sliced almonds or chopped walnuts on top.  Top it with yogurt or cream to make it more of a meal.  This is a real guest pleaser if you have health conscious visitors in the house and is not too much effort to make.

1 comment:

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