Pantry Sweep

In an effort to utilize overlooked pantry goods, I decided I would make something creative and delicious WITHOUT making a special trip to the grocery store. Too often I find myself making a special trip to the store for some random ingredient like cilantro or limes. Which is stupid because we should just grow those and cut out the middle man... Anyway.

So if you read food blogs, you've probably seen recipes for roasted chickpeas over the last year or so. Very popular. Oh hey look! I have a can of garbanzos in the pantry!

Well guess what?

I don't like roasted chickpeas.

I threw these away.

Next up. Cans and cans and cans of peaches in their own juices. HMMMMMM. I can work with that.

Inspired by Mama Pea's Blueberry Crisp...

Fruit Crisp
6 heaping portions
4 WWP+ each!


  • Fruit Mixture
    • 3 cans of peaches
    • 2 c. fresh blueberries
    • 1 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Crisp
    • 1/3 c. sliced almonds 
    • 3/4 c. multi grain hot cereal, uncooked (rye, barley, oat, wheat blend)
    • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
    • 3 tbsp brown sugar 
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 3 tbsp. earth balance
    • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • In a food processor, combine cereal and nuts

  • Pulse 4 or 5 times, or until nuts and oats are about the same size
  • Add remaining ingredients

  • Pulse until combined - no more, or you will get dough, not crumble

  •  Rinse and drain canned peaches. Rinse well. You don't want that can flavor, or any added sugar juices.
  • Rinse and drain blueberries as well.

  • Toss fruit with flour and cinnamon delicately. This will help any extra juices get nice and thick and cobblery.
  • Place in a medium sized casserole dish that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

  •  Sprinkle crisp mixture over top, until it looks like a desert of deliciousness.

  •  Bake in a 350F oven for 40 minutes.

Try not to eat it all at once.

Hey guess what? This recipe is VEGAN! And super low in WW points. If you care. And though it is not sugar-free, it is super low in sugar. You could also use agave or maple syrup instead of sugar, or a sugar substitute like stevia if that's how you roll. Fruit is already so sweet... why screw up nature? This recipe would be great with any sort of stone fruit, berries, apples, pears, etc. You know me, I like combos. I would do this again with apples and cherries or something like that.

Have a nice weekend!

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