Recipe Friday: Fruit Bruschetta
January 03, 2014 | Written By: Healthy Schools Campaign
Kids will love the colorful fruit in this unique snack!
(Adapted from Keep Your Diet Real)
With the holiday season winding down, it’s time to phase out the sugary treats and ring in a happy, healthy new year. The good news? You can satisfy your sweet tooth and still cut down on all that refined sugar. We like this fruity twist on traditional bruschetta. It packs a nutritious punch: Vitamin C, potassium and Omega-3 fatty acids, to name just a few nutrients in the strawberries, kiwis, apples, and bananas. Kids will love assembling these, too.
8 slices French bread
1 Tbsp butter or butter alternative
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp sugar
4 kiwis, peeled and diced
1 banana, peeled and diced
15 strawberries, rinsed and diced
1 apple, rinsed, cored and diced
2 Tbsp agave syrup
How to Make it:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Butter the slices of bread and arrange them on a baking sheet.
3. Sprinkle the combined cinnamon and sugar on the tops of the bread and place the baking sheets with bread in the oven for 6-10 minutes or until golden and crispy on edges (each oven time may vary).
4. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the fruit and agave syrup.
5. Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of fruit mixture onto each slice of bread.
6. Place remaining fruit mixture in a separate bowl and serve with the cinnamon bread. Optional: Cut bread into smaller pieces for “pita chips.”
Thanks, Keep Your Diet Real, for sharing this recipe!