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Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp

Ingredients

Filling Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen blueberries
  • 10 medium-large dates, pitted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp arrowroot or potato starch
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup hot water

Top Layer Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup oat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • A dash of sea salt

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. Prepare the blueberry filling. Place the filling into a baking dish.
  • 3. Prepare the top layer. Spread oat mixture on top of blueberry mixture and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  • 4. Refrigerate at least 1 hour after cooling to set the filling. Eat room temp or cold.

Filling Preparation

  • 1. Soak dates in 1 cup hot water for at least 1 hour to soften.
  • 2. Purée dates with ½ cup of soaking water in a food processor or blender. Save remaining date water.
  • 3. Take ⅔ of the date puré and mix with the berries and vanilla.
  • 4. Place in saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  • 5. Add starch to 2 Tbsp water and mix until smooth.
  • 6. Add starch mixture to berry mixture and increase heat so a gentle boil begins. Cook for another 2 minutes stirring often. The starch will begin to thicken the mixture. Turn off heat after 2 minutes.
  • 7. Add lemon juice and stir well.

Top Layer Preparation

  • 1. Combine rolled oats with flour, remaining date purée, cinnamon, salt and remaining date water. Add more water if all oat flakes aren’t moist.

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