Whew… longest blog title ever! Admit it, if I hadn’t added the whipped honey topping you may not have clicked!
Today I’ve set out on the important task of brainstorming all things red, white, and blue. The 4th of July is this weekend, and there is nothing that I love more than a theme! I think it is the elementary school teacher in me. In addition to being wonderfully delicious, fresh berries fit my color scheme so they were an obvious starting point on my now embarrassingly long list.
This is a dessert that you can feel good about eating. It is made from whole foods and nutrient packed ingredients. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, rolled oats, honey – all good! Not only is this a dessert healthy, but it is definitely family barbecue worthy!
Time Saving Tips and Tricks
Make Ahead: Go ahead, it actually tastes better after sitting in the fridge for a day or so. It is delicious hot or cold. If you want to serve it warm just pop it in the oven a few minutes before serving.
- 4 cups fresh berries (Any combo will work. I used blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
- 1½ TBS arrowroot powder
- 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup 100% whole wheat flour
- 2 TBS honey
- 2 TBS butter, melted
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 TBS honey
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil an 8x8 inch pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine berries, arrowroot powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until fully incorporated. Pour into prepared pan.
- In medium bowl, comibine oats, flour, honey, and butter. Mix until fully combined. Place oatmeal mixture on top of berries in the prepared pan.
- Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until oats are golden brown and the juiced from the fruit are bubbly.
- Whipped Honey Topping: Pour heavy cream into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add honey and vanilla. Set mixer speed to medium and begin whipping with the whisk attachment. When firm peaks form stop whipping and serve cream. Make sure not to over whip, or you will have honey butter.
- While berries are not on the dirty dozen list, they also don’t appear on the clean 15. If budget and availability allow, organic is always best.
- Arrowroot powder is a starch derived from a South American plant and is used as a thickener in recipes. You can find it in the spice aisle in most grocery stores. It can also be ordered online.
- If possible buy local raw honey. I usually stock up at the local farmer’s market.
- Make sure that the only ingredient in your heavy cream is heavy cream (milk). Carrageenan is a known carcinogen and is often included in whipping cream.
- If you do not have a stand mixer you can use an electric mixer or a whisk and arm power to make the whipped honey topping.
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