This Oat Bran Blueberry Crumble is filled with all sorts of healthy things, like chia seeds and flax seeds, making you feel good about eating dessert!
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Oat Bran Blueberry Crumble
Last week I posted Blueberry Compote with Honeyed Yogurt and talked about my need for desserts. Some of you on Instagram agreed with my need for a dessert. A little something after every meal. A treat. I love sweets. I don’t just have a sweet tooth, I have sweet teeth. It takes every once of my willpower to not eat candy, donuts, brownies, and anything else that crosses my path. So, I am on a constant search for healthy desserts. Desserts that I can feel good about eating, like this one, Oat Bran Blueberry Crumble.
Now, I am not going to lie and tell you that this tastes just like those sugar laden crumbles that we all love. The ones that are light as air and also light on nutrients. This tastes like it’s good for you. It’s hearty and filling, satisfyingly chewy and crispy. It’s a dessert you can feel good about eating. It would also make a great snack! It says to serve it with yogurt. I crumbled it up with layers of yogurt for a delicious good for me parfait.
I found this in Donna Hay’s Fresh and Light magazine, which I get on my iPad. After reading one of them, I went and purchased all of the back issues. It has become my go to choice for healthy eating.
Oat Bran Blueberry Crumble
Oat Bran Blueberry Crumble is a dessert you can feel good about eating
Preheat the oven to 325. In a food processor, combine the oat bran, LSA, dates, oil and vanilla. Process for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture comes together. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture.
Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan and line with parchment paper. Using the back of a spoon, press the rest of the oat bran mixture into the bottom of the pan, forming the bottom layer of your crumble. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until just golden.
While that is baking, combine the blueberries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring, until the blueberries start breaking down. Add the chia seeds and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the base from the oven and spoon over the blueberry jam. Crumble over the top the reserved 1 cup of the oat bran mixture. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
Place in the refrigerator to cool completely before cutting into 15 squares. You can serve with yogurt if you'd like.
LSA is a mixture of ground flax seeds, sunflower seeds and almonds. If you can't find it, you can make your own with a food processor.
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