Every now and then I try to take an old-fashioned recipe like a blueberry crisp that has been around for years and try to make it a little more special in this case the addition of the pecan flour and the cardamom was just the thing. This recipe has definitely exceeded my expectations and I am proud to share it with all of you. My mission was to make an amazing gluten-free blueberry crisp that did not require fancy ingredients and also worthy of taking over to our dear friends house who live a gluten-free lifestyle. I realize that oatmeal cannot always be guaranteed to be 100% gluten-free because of cross contamination with wheat but many people who eat a gluten-free lifestyle do include oatmeal in their diet.
Since berries are in season in the summer I could not resist trying this recipe out and I have plenty in the freezer as I picked up a case of them at our local blueberry festival. My friend knew that we were bringing a blueberry crisp so the bonus was she had her creamy vanilla bean homemade ice-cream already made it was the perfect summer dessert pairing.
The recipe is simple using only whole ingredients that most people readily have available in their pantry and you know I love to keep things easy but a key is having delicious tasting blueberries so choose wisely.
- 4 C. blueberries rinsed and drained
- 1 1/2 C. Oatmeal (Place 1/2 C. of oatmeal in the food processor and reserve the other 1 C. of oatmeal for the mix later)
- 1/2 C. pecans
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 cardamom pods
- 3 TBSP. butter
- 1tsp. olive oil
- 1/4 C. Honey plus 1 TBSP. honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brush the olive oil on a 9 X 9 casserole dish.
- Place the blueberries in the dish.
- Drizzle 1 TBSP. of honey all over the berries.
- Place 1/2 C. pecans and 1/2 C. oatmeal into the food processor and pulse until it becomes a mixed nut and oat flour and place in bowl.
- Open up your cardamon pods and grind up the seeds inside in your mortar and pestle.
- Add the cardamom and cinnamon to the mixture in the bowl.
- In the meantime melt the butter.
- Add the butter, oatmeal, and honey.
- Stir mixture all together and spread the mixture over the blueberries.
- Place in the 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
I hope all of you enjoy this recipe as much as we did and that you all have a wonderful week ahead.
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