Strawberry-blueberry crumble (single-serving cups)

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I made strawberry date squares twice in July and both times I didn’t use all my crumbly oat mixture. I froze the left-overs thinking I would use them to make mini fruit crumbles some day. Last week, I got two pounds of strawberries. I froze some for later use, made some into compote (for toast, crepes and Coconut Bliss) and the rest I chopped up for fruit crumble. The crumbly oat mixture from my first batch of strawberry date squares was a bit floury. So, after letting the oat mixture defrost for 30 minutes, I mixed in a wee bit of extra coconut oil and water with my fingers until the texture felt right (about 1/2 tsp coconut oil and a few drops of water… very approximate 9:1 volume ratio).

Baking temperature: 350 °F
Baking time: 25-30 minutes (Until fruit bubbles and topping looks a bit golden)
Containers: Four 175 mL pyrex cups (I put these on a metal tray to get them in and out of the oven more easily)

INGREDIENTS

CRUMBLE LAYER
3/4 – 1 cup left-over crumble oat mixture from this recipe (the moister version)

FRUIT LAYER
1 cup chopped strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (partially defrosted… fresh blueberries work too)
1 tbsp white cane sugar
1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp lime or lemon juice
1/2 tsp almond essence
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cornstarch (sifted)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Defrost left-over crumble oat mixture for 30 min – 1 hr.
  2. Defrost 1/2 cup blueberries for 30 min – 1 hr. This keeps them from sticking together when you add them to the strawberries.
  3. Pre-heat oven.
  4. Chop strawberries. Put in mixing bowl. Add sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, almond essence, cinnamon and sifted cornstarch. Add blueberries. Mix gently and thoroughly.
  5. Split fruit mixture evenly into 4 cups. Cover tops with crumbly oat mixture.
  6. Put cups in oven for 25-30 minutes. The crumbles are done when the fruit is bubbling and topping is slightly toasty looking.
  7. Let cool on cooling rack for at least 30 minutes (unless you want to burn your tongue).
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4 Comments

  1. I just ate but now I feel hungry again. It looks delicious. 😛
    I’m glad I came exploring your blog, unless I could not have known that you have here also food recipes. Food is another thing that I love. 😀

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    1. Oh, wow, you went way back in time! Thanks for your comment – I hadn’t baked in a long time and you inspired me to bake something (something easy – cookies!). Did you make a recipe you liked a lot recently? 🙂

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      1. Few years ago, when I was in university, I also baked a lot. I think I baked and cooked way more than I studied. 😀 But not anymore. It’s not like I don’t want to cook, I think that’s because other things take so much time. But as I love home-made food and I don’t want to forget food-making completely, it’s time for me to start baking again. And I think that your recipes are very good for that. I’ll let you know how they’ll turn out. 😀

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        1. I also have difficulty finding time to bake. Hope you find some time. Home-baked goodies do taste great! 🙂

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