|apple cherry almond crisp|
And, while I did mention butter, fruit crisps can be healthy breakfasts as long as you don't go crazy with the sugar. Fruit is naturally sweet and once you add yummy flavors like lemon zest and vanilla, you'd be surprised how little sugar you actually need. Of course, it is the fruit and oats that offer the most nutrition. Oats provide an excellent source of soluble fiber, important in lowering cholesterol and reducing your chance of heart disease. The fruit, well, being fruit, is always generally good for you. Apples, with the skin on, are a great choice, providing antioxidants that help maintain blood sugar levels and prevent heart disease. Other good bets are blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, any berry for that matter, and cherries
If only I wrote the recipe down while I was making it.....someday I'll remember. But in the meantime, Google yourself a recipe, head on down to the market for some local apples (it IS today!), and use this Sunday to relax while dining on some warm homemade apple-y oat-y goodness. It's like apple pie for breakfast. Only better.