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Creamy Strawberry Crisp

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For a super simple dessert delight that you will gobble up in seconds, try out this Creamy Strawberry Crisp recipe as soon as possible. Made mostly with easy-to-find ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now, this strawberry crisp recipe might become your new go-to quick dessert.

A number of weeks back, the good folks at Attune Foods had reached out to me about developing a recipe using their cereals. Since I always love a good cooking challenge, I happily accepted. Soon after, two boxes of cereal arrived and the brainstorming work began.

With sweeter cereal, the only type of recipes that immediately came to were desserts. Normally, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, let alone that seemingly innate baking ability that some have. Despite all of that, I remained undeterred and forged ahead with this delectable strawberry crisp recipe.

Recipe: Creamy Strawberry Crisp

1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
1/3 cup plain yogurt
2-3 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
1-2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 dash dried ginger
1 dash nutmeg
1 cup Uncle Sam Honey Almond cereal

In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the yogurt, peanut butter, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger and nutmeg.

Gently fold the strawberries into the yogurt-peanut butter mixture.

Pour the strawberry mixture into a small greased baking dish. Cover with the cereal and drizzle honey over top if desired.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbling.

Quick Notes:
Be sure to serve this warm straight out of the oven, and this does not stash very well in the refrigerator.

You can make this strawberry crisp with frozen strawberries if you would like. Also, feel free to add more sweetener if desired as well. I didn’t use salt in this recipe because my peanut butter is salted, but be sure to add a small pinch if you use unsalted peanut butter. For added strawberry flavor, use strawberry-flavored yogurt in this recipe.

Diet (other): Reduced fat

Meal type: dessert

Consider yourself forewarned on the flavor and consistency of this crisp recipe. The yogurt and the peanut butter add a distinct light creamy taste that might overpower the strawberries if you’re not careful. I happened to enjoy the unique flavor combination, but you may want to tone back on the peanut butter if you think it will hide the strawberry flavor.

Overall though, I was pleased with how this dish came out. Think of it as a cross between a traditional crisp recipe and baked oatmeal. It had just enough sweetness to keep me interested, but not overwhelming so. I like desserts with more than just straight-ahead sweetness going on, and this strawberry crisp recipe definitely fit that bill.

Your turn: What is your favorite way to cook/bake with strawberries?


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