September 22, 2015

Healthier Protein Fruit Crisp

This fruit crisp is loaded with a variety of fruits and lightened up with less sugar and a protein crisp topping! 

Healthier Protein Fruit Crisp
When it comes to desserts, I don't discriminate but if I had to choose a favorite type of dessert, it would be the kind that is full of fruit. I love pie but crisps are even better. My mom is excellent at making crisps and these are some of my favorite types of recipes that she makes. I remember her making plum crisp and strawberry rhubarb crisps especially.

Healthier Protein Fruit Crisp
Since my parents have a farm, there is a often an abundance of fruit and throwing it all into a crisp is always a great plan. With this crisp, I wanted to use a variety of fruit.

Fresh fruit
I think that you can use any kind of fruit that you have on hand. Just chop it up, toss it together and top with a crisp topping. For this recipe, I chose fresh blueberries, pear, peach, strawberries, frozen blackberries, pineapple and strawberries.

Healthier Protein Fruit Crisp

Healthier Protein Fruit Crisp

~6 cups of fruit, chopped (plums, peaches, cherries, apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pears, pineapple, etc.)
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 scoop Purely Inspired vanilla protein
1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 cup coconut oil

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick spray.
2. Heat coconut oil for about 30 seconds in the microwave until melted.
3. Combine all ingredients except for the fruit and mix well.
4. Combine the fruit and cornstarch and add the fruit to the pan and then top with crisp mixture.
5. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the fruit mixture is bubbling and the oat mixture is crunchy.

Healthier Protein Fruit Crisp
Enjoy! This turned out awesome. My husband and I were both huge fans of this recipe. It is healthier than your typical crisp but didn't sacrifice taste at all. I loved the little boost of protein. You could also eat this for breakfast since it is made with fruit, oats, whole wheat flour, etc. I will be making this again soon. It works with any fruit that you have on hand making it very versatile.

Healthier Protein Fruit Crisp

For this recipe, I used Purely Inspired 100% plant based protein nutritional shake which worked well in this recipe to give a boost of protein and nutrients. The protein mix is dairy, gluten and soy free. One serving has 16 grams protein and 7 grams of fiber. It contains a concentrated greens blend with broccoli and spinach. It is a blend of proteins including pea protein, brown rice protein and alfalfa juice protein concentrate.

Healthier Fruit Crisp- this fruit crisp is loaded with a variety of fruits and lightened up with less sugar and a protein crisp topping!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored recipe by Purely Inspired. All opinions, recipe and text are my own. 

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