Making Healthier Meal Choices

Granola Fruit Crisp

This dessert is rich in brain-boasting omega-3 fatty acids!

Serves:

12

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups low-fat apple-cinnamon granola
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. apple butter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 9 apples, cored and sliced
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbs. all-fruit jam
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350?F.

Step 1: Place granola and nuts on a pan or baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, grind flax seeds in a coffee grinder for 3 seconds.

Step 2: In a food processor, combine granola, nuts, flax, oat flour, and brown sugar. Grind for 20 to 30 seconds, until well incorporated. Add apple butter and egg whites and grind briefly again.

tep 3: Place fruit in a baking dish and dot with jam. Pour water over fruit and coat with granola mixture. Cover loosely with foil and bake for about 20 minutes; uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts:

Each serving: 304 calories, 6 g protein, 56 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 6 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 44 mg calcium, 3 mg iron, 65 mg sodium.

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Copyright © 2002. Reprinted with permission from the February 2002 issue of Child magazine.

All content here, including advice from doctors and other health professionals, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

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