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For our 5th Wedding Anniversary (which was many, many years ago), hubbyman took us to a wonderful little B&B on Vancouver Island. We had a wonderful week there and had the most amazing food! Luckily, I was smart enough back then to ask for my favorite recipe from the B&B owners.
Every morning for breakfast, we had a wonderful spread of food but there was always some version of this berry crisp at the table. Yes, it was served as breakfast! It’s mostly fruit…so that’s a good breakfast, right?!
Are you sure?
Alright! I don’t serve it as breakfast at home, but as a dessert. I’m not saying I won’t sneak a small bowl in the morning every so often, but mostly..it’s dessert! Over the years, I’ve changed the original recipe slightly to make it a tad more healthy. Really, with all that sugar and butter, there isn’t much I can do, but I tried!
Mixed Berry Crisp
This mixed berry crisp can be made with any combination of fresh berries that you desire. It's perfect for an easy dessert. Try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
- 4 cups berries (your choice)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tbsp flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Wash and prepare berries (I used cherries and blackberries). Cut any large berries in half. Combine berries with brown sugar and 2 1/2 tablespoons flour in a large bowl. Pour into prepared pan.
- In a separate bowl, combine oats, remaining flour, and sugar. Pour oat mixture over the top of berries, making sure to completely cover all the berries. The better everything is covered, the less likely it will bubble over.
- Place slices of butter all over the top of the oat mixture. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving. Cover any leftovers with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 595Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 111gFiber: 5gSugar: 85gProtein: 4g
Oh, my… I am SO going to try this. One question: has anyone tried substituting Stevia and if so, what was the result? I try to limit my sugar and with all the fructose in the fruit look for alternatives ~ I agree, a crisp for breakfast is a great day-starter!
I haven’t but I have thought about it. I would love to know if you try it and how it turns out.
Thanks for the recipe. I split this all up into my very small bread pans for individual servings. I made 1/2 of it using peaches and the other 1/2 was mixed berries.
Great idea! Love the idea of using peaches!!!!
A B&B on Vancouver Island sounds about perfect right now. I’m glad you were able to bring back the recipe, hope it helps you remember your getaway. The cherries and blackberries look tempting. My husband bought a whole box of Rainiers and has been valiantly making his way through the pitting, I’m thinking I should use some of them up in a cherry dessert. Pure cherry crisp– how decadent would that be?
Irene Ortiz says
I love to make this recipe. This so delicious and yummy recipe. I have these ingredients so I will make it now.
Barbara Aniston says
Wow, this is perfect recipe to cook for my husband. I want to cook special for him so I will try this one.
Good Food Good Friends says
Oh wow! That looks soooo good! A great way to use up those berries from the garden or farmer’s market.
Good Food Good Friends says
Oh wow! That looks soooo good!
Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom says
This looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing!
OH my gosh I’m coming to your house! Your crisp is mouthwatering and perfect for Sunday breakfast.
Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry says
Yes, perfect for breakfast! Yum! This looks so good!
Girl, this is what I wish I was having for breakfast instead of this protein shake! My in-laws run a B&B, I’m gonna let them know to start serving crisp for breakfast….at least when I’m there!
Belinda @zomppa says
That would be an incredible breakfast!! I’m totally for sweet treats like this first thing in the morning.
Johanna @ Mama Chocolate says
Berry Crisp was always a breakfast item at our house. I remember growing up and finding out that most people eat it for *dessert* and had to laugh. 😉