The long weekend is almost here! That means patio time, backyard barbecuing and picnics galore. Need a healthy no-fuss dessert to please a crowd? Try my delicious Berry Crumble Pie! It’s vegan and gluten-free.
This Berry Crumble Pie is super easy to make and stores and freezes well too. Thanks to the natural sweetness of the berries, you don’t need to add much to sweeten it… just a bit of maple syrup and you’re good to go!
Use your favourite berries whether they’re fresh or frozen for an antioxidant boost!
This dessert features the goodness of oats for it’s crunchy base and top layers (“the crust” if you will). If you’re gluten-free, make sure you use gluten-free oats (for people with Celiac disease, cross-contamination with gluten needs to be avoided and oats are often processed in facilities that process wheat and other gluten-containing foods).
Oats contain a type of fibre called beta-glucan that has been shown to lower “lousy” LDL cholesterol levels. High LDL levels are associated with a higher risk of heart disease.
In cell studies, beta-glucan activated cancer-fighting cells such as T-cells and natural killer cells. In animal studies, beta-glucan was shown to prevent cancer cells from growing.
Oats are also an excellent source of thiamin, a B vitamin needed for a strong immune system and to turn carbohydrates into energy.
Try some of my other yummy recipes featuring the goodness of oats such as Vegan Banana Oat Bread. It’s the perfect breakfast or snack and extra delicious with some nut butter on top.