Healthy and Delicious


This nutrition-packed dessert comes together effortlessly to provide a delicious contrasting texture between the juicy berries and the crunchy nutty-oat topping. Other berries or chopped fruit like apples, peaches, or pears can be swapped out depending on what’s fresh and in season.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 – 20 minutes
Serves: 6

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, butter, or avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. To make the topping, mix oats, walnuts, brown sugar, oil/butter, cinnamon, and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. To make the filling, in a medium bowl, toss the blueberries together with maple syrup, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well-coated.
  4. Divide the coated berries evenly among six ovenproof single-serving bowls or ramekins or spread out in an 8-inch x 8-inch pan. Spoon equal amounts of the oat and nut topping over each individual ramekin or spread evenly over the top of the baking dish.
  5. Place the bowls on a sheet pan, cover with foil, and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbly.

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Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.