Berry crumble bar
OMG this is good. I loved it but also my harshest food critics were shovelling it into their mouths!
Super simple and a great way to add fruit into the diet. Perfect for snacks, lunchboxes or even breakfast.
I think this will work for many fussy eaters. There are places where substitutions can be made to tick boxes too.
3/4 cups of oats – (I used wholegrain oats but blitzed them in the spice grinder so they were smaller. I tried them whole first and it didn’t give a good result. Rolled oats would work well)
½ cup + 1/8 cup flour – I used wholemeal, and I don’t think it’s noticeable which is used
1 dst spoon sugar – I always use minimal sugar so add to taste. Mine was coconut sugar.
Pinch of salt
62.5 gm butter – melted
1 ¼ cups frozen berries – I used mixed berries. You could add your child’s favourite. I think, for example, pureed apple would be good. If fruit is a step too far jam would also work.
½ tbs cornflour – optional
½ tbs lemon juice – optional
Preheat oven to 190˚
Grease a baking dish (or line one)
Mix oats, flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter to form clumps.
Press approx. 2/3 of the crumble into the base of the pan (reserving enough to cover the top).
Spread the fruit on top of the crumble base (I found softening frozen fruit in the microwave first works better than using from frozen. I also cut the bigger berries into ‘blueberry’ sized chunks).
Sprinkle the cornflour and lemon juice over the top, if using. If you like sweeter foods you could also sprinkle some extra sugar.
Cover with the balance of the crumble.
Bake for approx. 25 minutes until the crumble is starting to brown. You don’t want to overcook so check at 20.
Cool. Cut into slices. Keep in the fridge and try not to eat all at one go!
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/