With spring finally here, time for some fruity juicy freshness. One of my favorite spring treats is Strawberry Oat Crisp, especially for breakfast.
So I have this dilemma.
My hubs is a die-hard chocolate chip cookie or brownie dessert guy. Both fabulous dessert choices… except… I like fruit desserts too! They deserve some love too, am I right?
Basically my life goes a little like this:
ME – “I’m thinking of making a fruit pie or maybe a strawberry crisp. What do you think??
HUBS – “Meh…sure OR we you could make those awesome salted fudgy brownies?”
Another usual scenario is:
ME – “I feel like making dessert. What are you craving?”
HUBS – “How about really thin chewy chocolate chip cookies?”
Literally there is no scenario where fruit wins. #FRUITFAIL
So my dilemma is always: Do I make a pie or a cake or a cobbler with ripe delicious fruit that I will just end up eating by myself??? I am one person but this dessert serves 10. Hmmmmmm what to do?!
My new solution? Either make fruity desserts when we have company OR small batch dessert making!
The latter has been a savior!
Basically I’ll make a dessert that serves 2-4 vs 8-10. This means I can enjoy it without having to eat my weight in sugar. And of course I always share with my little toddler too!
Today I’m totally craving a juicy Strawberry Oat Crisp. A surprisingly healthy dessert that serves 4 and hits all my spring fruit cravings.
What’s even better is that this strawberry treat is equally amazing for dessert with ice cream or for breakfast with a scoop of yogurt. WIN WIN.