Do you have a favourite fruit? For many people, it’s strawberries. Delicious, ripe red berries, bursting with sweetness and just the right hint of tartness, memories of berry picking and eating your fill as you find the sweet red treasures among the leaves, the luscious and distinct taste of summer.
This summer we’ve been enjoying simpler pleasures, easy recipes, homemade wine, and eating out on the balcony, soaking up sun and warmth while basking in the romance of the season.
With that in mind, I found and tried a delicious recipe for the simplest strawberry crisp I’ve ever had or made. The original recipe is found here at Playing House Full Time, one of my all-time favourite blogs. I did a tiny bit of modifications, since I think my version has more berries in it. I think it’s the perfect way to make the most of the last lingering days of summer, since it’s not fall until the 21st!
- 2 lbs whole fresh strawberries, hulled
- 1.5 tbsp corn starch
- 2 cups oats
- 1.5 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp butter
- extra drizzle of honey
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Toss berries with corn starch in an ungreased 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Mix together oats, honey, and butter until uniform.
- Spread oat mixture evenly over berries, and bake for 20 minutes.
- Drizzle with honey once out of the oven.
I would have used coconut oil instead of the butter, but Nick doesn’t quite share my love for it. We’ve also enjoyed it with some Greek yogurt on top, or I like to add a little bit of coconut oil for flavouring.
Have you tried this awesome(ly simple) recipe? Or do you have any other favourite strawberry recipes? Please do share, they’re in season for a bit longer so we might as well really enjoy them!