Soo…if you follow me on social media (Instagram – Twitter – Facebook, if you’re interested!), you might’ve seen me go a little baking-crazy yesterday. It had been a while since I did a crazy weekend of baking, and I took advantage of most of my housemates being gone to make lots of treats to post for you guys!
Baking is my personal form of self-therapy, and spending the whole day baking yesterday just makes me want to do it all over again today! Minus clean-up – that’s no fun.
Let’s talk about the fun stuff now: the baked goods!! The recipe I’m sharing with you first is the last thing I made yesterday, and I adore the way it turned out (don’t worry – all the other recipes are coming soon!). This tart was born out of having waaay too many blueberries in the house. Blueberries in Seattle are like, $3 for 18 oz., so I can never resist buying them at the grocery store!
I needed to do something with all those blueberries, so after a little consult with my housemate Olivia about the best route to go, we decided on a blueberry tart, baked until crispy and bubbling, on an oatmeal crust. A little bit of that crust was repurposed as a crumbly topping, with some pecans for good measure and a little extra crunch.
As I started playing with the ingredients list, I realized this recipe would be super easy to make gluten-free and vegan with a little bit of substituting, and I’m a major fan of almond flour tart crusts (case. in. point.) so I went for it, and hoped no one would notice it was “healthy”. You totally can’t tell. The berries provide enough sweetness in conjunction with the little bit of honey, and the crust browned up so nicely! The almond flour/oatmeal combination is perfect, and I can definitely see this becoming a crust I use again.
It does brown up pretty quickly, so I recommend tenting with foil after about 15-20 minutes when the tart is just a light golden brown. I probably could’ve tented mine even earlier!
This Blueberry Crisp Tart is super versatile, and would be absolutely delicious with raspberries or blackberries…or a combo of all three! This will most definitely be happening again with some other berries this summer.
Take a little inspiration from me, and go have yourself a de-stress bake fest to make this super simple Blueberry Crisp Tart – you will not regret it! :)
- 1 pint (300 grams or about 2 cups) fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
- 1 cup (4 oz) almond flour
- 3/4 cup (2 1/2 oz) old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup (3 oz) honey
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil, solid
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add blueberries, honey and tapioca starch to a medium bowl and toss until coated. Set the blueberries aside while you make the crust.
- Add the almond flour, oats, honey, baking powder, and salt to a different bowl and whisk until combined. Add the coconut oil and use your fingers to work it in until coarse crumbs form and the mixture holds together when pressed.
- Remove a heaping 1/2 cup of the crumbs for the topping and pour the remaining crumbs into the bottom of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Press the dough evenly into the pan. Pour the blueberries over the crust, making sure the juices stay behind in the bottom of the bowl.
- Add the chopped pecans to the remaining crumble and sprinkle evenly over the top of the berries.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is lightly brown. At around 20 minutes, tent the tart with foil to prevent it from getting too brown. Let cool completely before slicing into wedges and serving.
This tart gets better with time and will be just as good on day one as day three thus making it a perfect make-ahead dessert. Also, if you don’t have a tart pan, this recipe would work wonderfully as bar cookies. Bake in an 8×8 pan them slice into small square cookie bars.