I love the texture of crunchy food. I’m not afraid to admit that I’ll sneak a few potato chips into my sandwiches to give them an extra crunch. Nuts on top of a salad, a juicy bite of an apple or nibbling on some carrots are all easy ways to get my crunchy fix.
The one place I usually don’t find it is in my desserts. They are full of softer textures. This Cranberry Granola Crisp gives me my crunchy fix while making great use of fresh fruit. Desserts don’t always have to be bad for you. This dessert is packed full of fruit yet still maintains the sweet character that is typical of most desserts.
The recipe was created by Chef O’Keeffe for Udi’s. I followed Chef O’Keeffe’s directions but at the last minute decided to blend the fruit and oatmeal together to create a crispy bite throughout the dessert. Crisps are typically baked with the fruit mixture on the bottom then topped with crumbs, granola, etc. Whether you consider this a crisp, cobbler or some other variation the basic steps will work. It’s an easy way to use seasonal fruit with the Udi’s Cranberry Granola to create a phenomenal dessert.
I’m sharing this recipe with you as part of an exciting announcement. I’m thrilled to let you know that I have been hired as a Community Leader at Udi’s. The community is a place for those who are living gluten free to gather and share their stories as well as gluten free living tips and recipes. It’s important to have a place to share ideas and ask questions when you are living gluten free.
Discussions within the community cover a broad range of topics. Whether you are looking for gluten free travel tips, gluten free recipes or support for your gluten free lifestyle, someone will be there to discuss it with you. I love that there is a central location for those who live gluten free to exchange ideas and find support.
Do you live gluten free? Are you looking for more information on a gluten free lifestyle? If so, stop by the community and say hello. We’d love to chat with you!
Recipe created by Chef Stuart O’Keeffe
Disclosure: I am a community leader in the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community on The BlogFrog. As a community leader I may receive compensation and or product samples for sharing information about the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community and The Blog Frog. All opinions expressed are my own.