It's the time of year to visit the locally growing wild blackberry bushes! The berries are ripe, juicy, delicious, and full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Go get some.
For this recipe I also use wild apples, which I found growing on a tree beside the local beach. These apples are small and somewhat tart. You can substitute another type of apple, cutting back the number of apples from 6 to 4. Or try out a different berry or combination of berries. Have fun and enjoy this yummy and nutritious crisp that can be used as a pre workout snack.
6 small wild apples, peeled + cored + chopped into small bite sized pieces
2 1/2 cups of blackberries
1/3 cup brown sugar (this recipe is not too sweet; if you prefer more sweetness increase this amount)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cups extra thick rolled oats* (see below for why I choose organic)
1 cup white flour*
3/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter
Butter a 9 x 11 " baking dish.
Mix all fruit filling ingredients and place in baking dish.
Mix together topping ingredients and pat down over the fruit filling.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Enjoy!!
*I choose organic ingredients as much as possible. For oats and flour, I prefer organic in order to avoid glyphosate which is sprayed on grains in conventional farming.