Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sprouted Spelt Blackberry Nectarine Crisp with Lavender Whipped Cream #VeganNotVegan

I couldn't wait for the heatwave to break so I could bake. It finally did (rain!) and the first thing on my mind was to use a basket of beautiful, freshly picked blackberries found at the local produce stand. They were on the tart side - perfect baking. I threw in some nectarines for good Summer stone fruit measure. The crisp part is made with sprouted spelt flour that I got from One Degree Organic Foods. Sprouted flour is so much more robust than regular flour - its got more nutrients and is easier to digest. It's made from whole grains that have been sprouted back into a live plant, then dried before getting milled. God bless! I love the stuff!

The crisp is completely vegan. I haven't had butter products around for quite some time and used coconut oil instead. The whipped cream, well, there is no vegan substitution for whipped cream and there never will be. #VeganNotVegan I love whipped cream, but I love it even more with lavender! While you're at it, just make a stock pile of lavender sugar to for added awesomeness to everything you do. I'm adding some to waffles next!

Sprouted Spelt Blackberry Nectarine Crisp 

1/2 cups (or basket) blackberries
3 nectarines, sliced
3 tablespoons sprouted spelt flour (if you can't find it just use AP flour)
3 tablespoons oats (I used muesli!)
3 tablespoons granola 
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Lavender Whipped Cream 

1 cup sugar (to make extra lavender sugar for your pantry)
1 tsp lavender
whipped cream

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a small-medium sized baking dish, throw in fruit. 
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, granola, brown sugar, oil and cinnamon until it looks like a crumble.
  • Sprinkle on top of the fruit.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, make the whipped cream!
  • In a food processor, blend lavender and sugar until lavender specs are tiny. Beat whipped cream and add sugar to taste. 


Anonymous said...

Wow! The idea of lavender whipped cream sounds delicious. My wife and I are growing three types of lavender, two of which are very fragrant. I plan on making some of the whipped cream in the future. Thanks for the very imaginative and thoroughly delicious looking recipe.

Themis and Ioanna from Toronto

Banana Wonder said...

Geia sou Themis + Ionna - Thanks for stopping by and I am jealous of your lavender garden! I hope you whip of some of that delicious lavender cream and love it as much as I do!

Ivy said...

Looks delicious and love your picture! Blackberries are growing next to my house but afraid to go and pick them because I am afraid there may be snakes where they grow.