Thursday, June 29, 2017

the perfect healthy fourth of july dessert - sponsored

Who's ready for the Fourth of July? 
Whether you're staying at home and thinking of something yummy to throw on the grill or heading out to a friend's house to celebrate, I have the perfect summery holiday dessert that will please adults and kids alike. And did I mention it was healthy, too? Win-win!

As a member of the Wayfair Homemaker program, I have been compensated for this post. All ideas and opinions are completely my own.



2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup oat flour
1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder (or 1 tsp cinnamon)
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 T coconut oil, room temp
1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Yogurt Filling:
1-1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, full-fat or 2%
3 T pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
1 tsp pure vanilla extract


3/4 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup raspberries, sliced in half
1/4 cup blueberries


Preheat oven to 350F.

In a medium-size bowl, mix all crust ingredients together with a fork until the mixture is combined and holds together.

Grease a 10" pie or cake tin and press crust ingredients into the pan, including partway up the sides of the pan. Place pan in preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack or in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, in a separate small bowl, combine all yogurt filling ingredients.

Spread yogurt mixture over the oat crust, leaving a little bit of a border.

Arrange fruit in a pretty pattern - however you want! I chose to do it this way.

Keep chilled in the refrigerator until ready to slice and serve.

Speaking of the Fourth of July, Wayfair has all your seasonal needs! Whether it be American flags, patriotic decor, string lights, patio furniture, lawn games - you can find it all HERE.

Some of my favorites from this collection that would be perfect for my dessert are:

and this 20 Pc Flatware Set  - that would actually go well with my everyday dinnerware, not just to use for the Fourth of July!

Have a safe and happy holiday ~ and enjoy a piece of healthy dessert!


  1. It's a beautiful pie and it sound delicious, except I'm wary of the 5 spice in a dessert. But I'm sure this recipe would be fine without that or I think cinnamon would be a substitute we'd enjoy.
    Happy 4th to you and your family 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  2. Really lovely and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks wonderful, Melanie! Thanks for sharing...pinning!

  4. It's so pretty . . . and good for you, too. That is a win-win.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Question: what is in Chinese Five Spice powder and what isle would you find it in?

  5. I need to make that pie if only for the name.

  6. This pie looks yummy! Happy 4th of July!

  7. Your pie looks so pretty and perfect for the 4th of July. I think in this shorts and bathing suit season we would all appreciate a pie that won't go to the thighs.

  8. What a beautiful pie, Melanie! It sounds delicious too. I love Chinese 5-spice, but had never thought of putting it in a pie. I do use it in autumn fruit desserts so why not? I'll go look at the Wayfair 4th things as I'm probably one of the few who never have looked there. They did send me a welcome to the neighborhood coupon!

  9. Ahhhh I love these ideas!!!! I'm def gonna save these for next year!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  10. That pie looks good! I wouldn't have expected it to have maple syrup, but I'll bet it makes the pie :)


  11. That's a beautiful pie that sounds delish! I have 5 spice but have never used it for some reason. Maybe now I will :)


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