Breakfast Blueberry Crisp with Spiced Oat Topping  

by Betty Brown

Good for Vata and Pitta doshas, Kapha dosha in moderation

Serving size ¾ cup



2 tsp coconut oil or ghee to grease a 9 inch pie plate*

1/2c rolled oats + ½ tsp cinnamon to sprinkle on the bottom

of greased pie plate

2 lbs fresh blueberries

1 Tbsp. sugar (coconut, sucanat are also good options)

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/2 tsp. real vanilla extract

2 cups of rolled oats

2-3 Tbs. melted coconut oil or ghee *

2 Tbsp. sugar (coconut, sucanat are also good options)

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cardamom

1/2 tsp. ginger powder

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Pinch of salt

1 tsp. real vanilla extract

2 tsp. lemon zest

¼ cup raw sunflower seeds, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 deg F
  2. Prepare 9 inch pie plate by greasing it with oil, then adding to bottom of the pie plate oats and cinnamon.
  3. In a medium size bowl, gently add and fold into fresh blueberries sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest, and real vanilla extract. Then add to pie plate.
  4. In a medium size bowl, add oats, oil, spices, pinch of salt, real vanilla extract, lemon zest, sunflower seeds and mix well.
  5. Place on top of blueberries.
  6. Cover pie plate -with another pie or foil.
  7. Bake for 30 min. covered.
  8. Take off cover and bake for another 15-20 minutes until spiced oat topping is lightly golden brown. Let sit for 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

*For a vegan version, use coconut oil





Blueberries are known to be a “superfood” loaded with nutrients our bodies need for optimal health.  Here are a few benefits that blueberries offer. 

  • Contains anthocyanin, a flavonoid which gives blueberries many of their health benefits. Flavonoids have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Good source of fiber, 3.6 g per 1 cup ( 148 g).
  • Blueberries are great for heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, diabetes, and  mental health.
  • One cup of blueberries offers 24 % of a person RDA of vit. C
  • Blueberries support Pitta dosha since they have an astringent taste (Kashaya Rasa), known for  wound healing and reducing blood sugar levels.