I’m the type of girl who likes to bake everything from scratch.

I admit I sneer at cake mixes, and hamburger helper is for the weak. I think pre-made dough is gross, and frozen meals-ready-to-eat are repulsive and rather lazy.

That said, I know many people have limited time, but love to cook. I, too, have experienced those moments of an unexpected need for a meal NOW, and have been grateful for boxes of macaroni and little packets of cheese. Therefore, I created the masterpiece I am about to share with you.

And it’s DELICIOUS!!

It’s got four ingredients (well, five if you count water), and takes very little time to put together.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you…

Lazy Girl’s Cheater Blueberry Crisp

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(I know the title of the page says Cobbler, but that’s just ’cause it sounds good there. Technically, this is a Crisp. Yes, there is a difference)

You will need:

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  • 2 eggs
  • 4 packets instant oatmeal
  • 4.5 cups (24 oz.) blueberries (a quart would work)
  • 3 1/3 cups (9.7 oz.) granola

(See below recipe for notes on ingredients – you should ALWAYS read the entire recipe before starting any project. That’s a life hack tip, y’all, write it down.)

What you do: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine instant oatmeal with just enough water to make it doughy. You want it to be very thick. Stir in one egg. (Hot water may help you achieve a good consistency, since it will steam out nicely, but it may cook the egg when you add it)
  3. Spoon that mixture into a greased baking dish. Mine, I think, is like a 10 x 6″. There are no dimensions on it, so I’m not sure.
  4. Pour the blueberries over it. I like to drizzle honey on the berries at this point, to help them stick together after the baking, but that’s optional.IMG_4320 (I accidentally added too much water – oops! You want it to be thicker than this.) With honey on top: IMG_4321
  5. In a small mixing bowl (you can use the same one, unless the health department is watching you), combine the granola and the other egg until the granola is coated. I use a rubber spatula and just fold it. It’ll be kind of sticky and shiny.IMG_4322
  6. Spread that on top, and make sure you cover the berries. If you’re like me, and realise you want more granola on top, just sprinkle it in the needed places. The next step will make sure it holds together.IMG_4323
  7. Drizzle honey over the whole thing. Just a tad; use it like salt. That will make things look pretty, and hold it all together. This is what it looks like from the side: IMG_4324Simple, right? And kinda pretty. Look at all those yummy berries… 😀
  8. Bake for 30-45 minutes, depending on whether your oven runs hot or cold. Mine runs hot, and half an hour does it for me. Just pull it out when the top is browned.
  9. Let the dish cool on a wire rack. Serve with a spoon, and maybe some vanilla ice cream.

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Notes on the Ingredients:

  • The blueberries can be frozen. Mine are all frozen when I bake with them.
  • You’ll probably want to use a sweetened pack of instant oatmeal, not the plain kind. I use Maple and Brown Sugar, because that’s what my Dad buys. No one in the house really eats it, so that’s actually where this recipe originated from – a need to use up the six boxes (I wish I was exaggerating) of oatmeal that no one likes.
  • The granola I use is SimplyNature Apple Walnut Granola. I chose this one because 1) It’s tasty, and 2) the boxes were going bad on the shelf (we have literally sixteen boxes of granola in the pantry as I write this. It’s going bad, and I need to do something with it).
  • If you’re one of the people who need measurements for everything, I would suggest using 3/4 cup water to mix the granola.
  • Of course, the measurements I use here are all based on the size of my dish. You will want to adjust the proportions according to whatever dish you’re using – just make each layer of the crisp thick enough so you can taste everything.

Enjoy this recipe! Happy baking!

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