The weather is starting to cool off which means I start baking more! Sometimes we want something freshly baked but just don’t have a lot of time. While I was trying to think of something quick I could bake that is delicious and still a healthy snack option, I decided on an easy fruit crisp using Del Monte fruit cups. On our latest shopping trip to Walmart my children quickly pointed out that the back to school signs had all been taken down and replaced with “Candy” signs. Of course they enjoyed seeing the signs and talking about all the different colored candies. I enjoy back to school time as it is when we pick up our reduced school supplies. Although my children are not yet in school, we have begun our pre-school here at home.
With two busy toddlers, one of which seems like a bottomless pit, I am all about having healthy lunch or snack options quickly available. We usually have a lot of fresh fruit on hand for snacking but Addie has been enjoying Del Monte fruit cups with Stonyfields Greek Oikos yogurt lately.
Due to back to school, there were several displays set up of Del Monte fruit cups. We decided to pick up some diced peaches and diced pears. Both are delicious treats just as they are but also can be made into so many yummy treats. We had been talking about making mini peach pies but Austin remembered the last time we made mini apple crisps and had his mind set on us making mini peach crisps. Be sure to check out my full Wal-Mart shopping experience in my DelMonte #SmartSnack Google+ album.
Recipe: Simple Mini Fruit Crisp Recipe
The first thing we did was gather all the ingredients we needed. These are very simple and most homes have these basic ingredients already on hand. In just a few minutes you can whip up a healthy, delicious treat! I enjoy baking; the problem is when I bake, we eat it. So I enjoy this recipe as you can make them into individual servings and make only how many you would like then. This recipe makes two perfect snack size servings. (If I am making one for my husband I usually use the full recipe amount.)
Ingredients Needed for Inside:
- Del Monte Fruit Cup
Ingredients Needed for Crumble Topping:
- 1 Tablespoon of Melted Butter
- 3 Tablespoons of Oats
- 1 Tablespoon of Flour (I use whole wheat)
- 2 Tablespoons of Sugar (You can use raw sugar, sucanat or regular sugar)
Drain about half the juice from your fruit cup. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon, about 1/8 a tsp and stir it in. Pour half of the diced peaches or pears into your mini baking dishes.
Add half of the topping onto each of your mini baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes until your topping is slightly brown and your juices are bubbly. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
I so wish that there was a scratch and sniff button on the computer. These smell so delicious baking and yet only take a few minutes to put together. These would be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some homemade whipped cream. We enjoyed them just as they were with a glass of milk and they were truly delicious!
The children were excited waiting for their fruit crisp to cool down. They practiced silly faces and were happy to sit at the dinner table with the candlelight. If you are looking for a quick back-to-school treat, fruit cups make a healthy snack option for the on-the-go family. But if you are looking for a delicious baked treat, why not give the fruit crisps a try! You wont regret it! What is your favorite back-to-school #SmartSnack?
What is your favorite quick baking recipe?
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