What better way to enjoy summer's bounty than a warm fruit crisp with melty ice cream on top? This time of year, the fruit is so sweet that you don't even need to add sugar. To whip up a quick crisp, I start by choosing a fruit to use as my base and finishing it off with a mixture of oats, nuts, maple syrup and olive oil. The end result is a juicy, warm fruit layer with a crunchy, nutty topping.
When you use that basic formula for a delicious crisp, you can get creative with the combinations! Use seasonal produce and add another ingredient to compliment the flavor of the fruit. This time, I used blackberries and lavender extract. Other great combos are strawberry + basil, peach + vanilla bean, and apple + cinnamon. Experiment to find your favorite recipe!
2 c. blackberries
1/2 c. oats
2 tbsp. chopped pecans
2 tbsp. dried coconut flakes
1/4 c. almond meal (can be made by pulsing almonds in food processor until finely ground)
2 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. olive oil
2-3 drops lavender extract
Ice cream for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Divide berries into two mason jars. In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir until the syrup and oil evenly coat the dry ingredients. Spoon crisp topping over berries and bake about 30 minutes or until the fruit is juicy and the top is golden. Serve with two spoons and a scoop of ice cream!
Try topping your warm crisp with whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream, or our favorite - Frozen Greek Yogurt in a Honey-Sesame flavor! Honey pairs perfectly with lavender and summer berries.
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