Summer Days + Gluten-Free Blueberry Crisp Recipe July 4, 2014 • 3 Comments I ran this post about this time last year and I felt it necessary to break it out again because the lazy days of Summer are upon us and they go well with this delicious gluten-free Blueberry Crisp. As I tweak some of my favorite recipes to accommodate a healthier diet, I have to admit that I hanker for the old days when I barely gave a thought to eating bread or wheat, other than it might make me fat. This is one of my favorite summer foods to make because there is something incredibly satisfying about fruit combined with the cookie-like topping of a crisp and a huge scoop of ice cream. I have mentioned before that I am not a baker, which is why the crisp is a perfect project for me: it is terribly forgiving. I usually double the topping recipe because, well, more of it is better. I offer here a re-work of a traditional Blueberry Crisp. It is not quite as gooey as the original, because there is not the butter-sugar-flour trifecta working its magic, but honestly it is delicious. Here it is, ready to bake. Gluten-Free Blueberry Crisp Recipe 3-4 Cups Blueberries (Or your favorite fruit) 5 T Maple Syrup Grated Rind of one Lemon ¾ Cup Almond Meal ¾ Cup Quinoa Flakes ½ t Sea Salt ½ – 1 t Cinnamon 3 T Coconut Oil, liquid at room temperature Rinse the blueberries and pat dry. Place them into a shallow pie dish. Pour 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup over them and add the grated rind. In a separate bowl, mix together the almond meal, quinoa flakes, salt, cinnamon, remaining syrup and oil. Pour over fruit and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes until the topping is slightly browned. I think a crisp is only a crisp with ice cream, but I will leave that up to you. Sending healthy summer kitchen joy your way. -db Who is Dianna Bonny? Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.