Remember last summer when we preserved all those blueberries and blackberries?  Well here is my favorite way to use the blackberries (although it’s good with blueberries too).  Technically this is a dessert, BUT . . . it’s really pretty healthy so I often enjoy it for BREAKFAST!  How’s that for indulgent?  It’s bursting with fruit, warm, comforting, just a fabulous way to start (or end) the day.

Blackberry BakeBlackberry Bake

4 cups blackberries

1 and 1/2 cup oatmeal (not the quick cook kind)

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/2 t. vanilla

1/4 c. maple syrup (the real stuff, Grade B preferably)

1/4 c. coconut oil, melted

Step one:  Pre-heat oven to 350.  Place blackberries in a 9×9 pan.  Don’t worry if they are frozen – frozen works just fine.

Step two:  Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and spread evenly on top of the berries.

Step three:  Bake about 45 minutes (or until the berries are hot and the topping is slightly browned.

Blackberries are terrific for you – they have about 4 grams of fiber per half cup and are full of Vitamins A, C and K.   I do love a food that tastes great and is good for you too – that is ALWAYS my cooking goal.

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Shared on WFMW, Real Food Wednesday, Friendship Friday, Mixing Bowl Recipe Party and The Mommy Club.

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