Fruit cobbler isn’t just for dessert! It can double as a healthy breakfast!
Becky Low with the Dairy Farmers of Utah shares her recipe for a healthy apple peach crisp.
Apple Peach Crisp
2 cups oats (quick cooking or old fashioned)
1 tablespoon oil
3 tablespoons honey (can substitute real maple syrup)
⅓ cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
½ cup raisins craisins or other dried fruit, optional
2 apples, peeled, cored, sliced
1 can (28-oz) peaches or apricots (about 3-cups)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼-⅓ cup brown sugar, to taste
4 cups vanilla yogurt
Fresh Berries, optional garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
NOTE: You may substitute your own homemade or commercial granola for this step. Mix together oats, oil, honey and nuts. Spread in a shallow layer on a large baking sheet and bake until golden and crunchy (about 10-15 minutes); stir to toast evenly. Remove from oven and cool. Add optional raisins, craisins or other dried fruit. Crisp may be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for later use.
Peel, core and thinly slice apples; place in saucepan. Drain and measure ½-cup juice from fruit;* add ½-cup juice, drained fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar to taste and lemon juice to the apples. Cover and simmer until sugar is dissolved and apples soften, about 10-15 minutes.
Spoon hot fruit and juice into individual serving dishes; add approximately ¼ to ⅓ cup crisp to each; top with ½ cup vanilla yogurt. Garnish with optional fresh berries.
Crisp and Cobblers have long been considered dessert, but with just a little recipe tweaking Crisp now becomes a healthy and tasty breakfast. Recipe provides approximately 1-ounce whole grain, ½-cup fruit and ½-serving of dairy – all food groups recommended to increase in our diets. Recipe components may be stored in refrigerator and assembled for a quick breakfast warmed in the microwave. Serves 6-8
* May substitute apple juice for juice from canned fruit.
Becky Low is with The Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada. For delicious dairy recipes and nutrition information go to www.dairycouncilutnv.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/DairyUTNV . For nutrition research go to www.nationaldairycouncil.org