Starting your day off with a healthy breakfast of oatmeal and berries will help you with your nutrition goals. The oats deliver whole-grain goodness, and the pear and blueberries provide antioxidants and well as fiber and vitamin C.

Fruit Breakfast Crisp
Serves 6
  1. Topping
  2. 1½ cups rolled oats
  3. ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  4. ⅛ teaspoon salt
  5. ¼ cup honey
  6. ¼ cup margarine, melted
  7. ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts
  8. ¼ cup vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt
  9. Fruit Filling
  10. 3 ripe pears (about 18 ounces), cored, cut into ½-inch slices*
  11. 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries or any berries
  12. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  13. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  14. ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  15. ¼ teaspoon salt
  16. 2 tablespoons honey
  17. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. 2. To prepare the topping, combine the oats, flour and salt in the medium bowl. Stir well to combine; set aside. Stir together honey and margarine in a small bowl. Add the honey mixture to the oat mixture; toss gently to coat the ingredients. Stir in the hazelnuts. Set aside.
  3. 3. To prepare the filling, combine the pears, blueberries, cornstarch, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a medium bowl. Stir together honey and vanilla extract in a separate small bowl; gently toss with the pear-berry mixture.
  4. 4. Pour the pear-berry mixture into an 8-x-8-inch baking dish. Spread the oat topping over the fruit. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  5. 5. Serve warm or cold, topped with Greek yogurt.
  1. Nutrition Information
  2. Calories: 330; Calories from fat: 110; Total fat: 12g; Saturated fat: 1.5; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 220mg; Total carbohydrate: 52g; Dietary fiber: 7g; Sugars: 26g; Protein: 6g
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