Today, Meghan from Playground Parkbench is sharing her Peach Cobbler Cookies as part of our 31 days of Kids Kitchen Activities, so I thought I’d share this easy healthy recipe for plum crisp that the kids and I whipped together this past winter!
We used plums because that’s what we had on hand, but this easy crisp recipe can be used for really any sweet and juicy fruit. And, like our apple blackberry crumble, it can also be cooked in the microwave if you’d like to avoid turning on the oven.
That’s it. Simple and easy. You can add a small amount of sea salt to bring out the sweetness of the plums, but I think that the cinnamon and molasses were more than sufficient.
Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the oats until no large chunks of butter or lone bits of oat remain.
Sprinkle with your desired amount of cinnamon – you can also add more to the plums later, but I like to have all of my cinnamon in the crumble.
Have the children crush and de-stone the plums with their (clean) hands. It’s much easier than using a knife, and provides a sensory activity for kids while building up their hand strength.
Once the plums are crushed into bite-sized pieces (or smaller if your children are really loving the process) add your molasses and stir to coat the plums.
Spoon the plum mixture into individual ramekins and top with some of the crumble mixture. Push the crumb mixture down gently but firmly.
Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes until oats turn a delicious golden brown and the plum juices are bubbling up the sides of the ramekins. Cool and serve in the ramekins for easy clean-up!
- 1/3 cup cold butter
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon (or to taste)
- 3 plums
- 1 teaspoon molasses (or to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Cut the butter into the oats and sprinkle in the cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, de-stone and crush the plums. Add the molasses and stir to coat.
- Layer the plum mixture on the bottom of 4 ramekins and top with oat topping. Press down lightly but firmly to set the top.
- Bake 10-12 minutes until juices are bubbling and oats are golden brown.
Today, Meghan from Parkground Playbench is sharing Peach Cobbler Cookies!
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