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Grapenuts Berry Crumble

Sorry for the crappy camera-phone picture. Can’t find my battery charger! Anyway, here is another P90x dessert option. I am a huge fan of Grapenuts cereal. Not in its normal teeth-shatteringly-crunchy state, but after it’s been softened by milk and heat. It just seemed like it’d make a perfect ingredient for a “crumble” or cobbler of some sort, so here is my concoction! It didn’t come out super-sweet – the berries provide the majority of the sweetness – but it was satisfying, and I still felt like I was eating dessert. Of course, the next morning I ate it again and felt like I was eating breakfast. Best of both worlds! 😉

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup Grapenuts cereal
  • 1 cup oats (I used Quaker 1-minute oats)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 Tb. Honey
  • 1 cup milk (or Soy or nut milk)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add oats, Grapenuts, and milk into mixing bowl, and mix together. Let sit for a minute. Add cinnamon, honey, and frozen berries, and mix again. Spray a 9″x13″ baking pan with nonstick spray. Spread the mixture in pan (it will not fill the whole pan, but spreading it thinly helps it get more crumbly and less gushy). Bake for 35 minutes.

P90x Nutrition Plan Portions:

1/2 of recipe provides 1 fruit serving, 1 carb serving, 1/2 dairy serving, and 1 condiment serving.

P.S. As I mentioned, the crumble part of this is not super sweet – the berries provide most of the sweetness. If you have an extra 1/2 condiment serving to spare, you could add 2 more Tb. honey to make it a bit sweeter.

P.P.S. I noticed that I enjoyed the parts with frozen strawberries in them the most, probably because they were the sweetest berries in my mix (mine had mixed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries). I bet this would be good with 100% strawberries. If you use 100% of one of the other berries, you might want to up the sweetness of the crumble like I suggest above.

P.P.P.S. I relied on the frozen berries to provide some of the moisture for this recipe. If you are using fresh, you might have to up the milk a bit. If I were you I’d try maybe 1/4 cup more. If anyone tries this successfully, please comment and let us know!

Yay for dessert! And breakfast! 😀
– CJ =)

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  1. Amy C

    Hey! I was curious how many servings this is? Just 1?? 🙂

    1. CJ =)

      Hi Amy!
      1/2 of the pan provides the portions as listed above, so this would make it 2 servings. If you only want 1/4 of the pan, just divide the P90x servings as I list them above by 2. So as written, this provides 2 servings.
      Does that make sense? =)
      – CJ =)

  2. David

    Thanks CJ! Have this in the oven right now. Love the site. Keep the recipes coming.

    1. CJ =)

      Awesome, David. I hope you liked it!! =)
      – CJ =)

  3. Phil

    I found dried dates a while ago and my wife and I have been exploring ways to use them as a sweetener alternative. When soaked in milk they are very sweet. So I substituted 1/2 cup dried dates into the recipe and cut the honey in half. Really good. Not sure if the dates add much to the fruit content, but they did add a lot to the taste content.

  4. Amy

    Hey CJ! Thanks for this awesome recipe! I tried fresh strawberries and used 1 1/2 c milk and 5 TB of honey and it turned out wonderful! I also added a little ginger just for taste. Totally love your blog!

    1. CJ =)

      Hey Amy! That’s so awesome that this turned out well for you! I’m very glad to hear that it worked out to add extra milk when using fresh fruit. I never would have thought to add ginger, but that sounds really good! (Spices are kind of my Achilles’ heel.)
      Thanks for taking the time to record your changes. It makes the site so much more useful when helpful folks like you take the time to suggest alterations. =D
      – CJ =)

  5. Danielle`

    I’m thinking of trying this but trading the honey for agave. It’s just as sweet if not sweeter and has little to no impact on your blood sugar. I’d also consider Ezekiel cinnamon raisin cereal as it is the same texture of Grape Nuts but with loads more protein…..thanks for the great ideas!

    1. CJ =)

      Great ideas Danielle, thanks for sharing! I was just thinking that raisins might be a yummy addition to this. That cereal sounds yummy – I’ll have to check it out!
      Thanks again,
      – CJ =)

  6. Mooney

    ‘gotta try this one.
    Love the recipes and love the sense of humor as well. Thank you!
    You rock.

    1. CJ =)

      Thanks Mooney! Be careful, though…you’re encouraging me. If you say you like my sense of humor, I’ll just start making more stupid jokes! lol. =)
      – CJ =)

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