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Healthy Berry Crisp

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This is one of my favorite summer desserts! Lightly sweet and bursting with fresh or frozen berries, this healthy berry crisp is made with a maple sweetened oat topping and is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword berry, crisp, dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling & Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 305


For the base:

  • 4 cups blueberries fresh or frozen defrosted
  • 2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen defrosted
  • 2 cups blackberries fresh or frozen defrosted
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

For the topping:

  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped pecans optional (omit for nut-free)
  • cup refined coconut oil melted
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Add the blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, lemon juice, and ¼ cup maple syrup to a large oven-proof baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl combine the oat flour, rolled oats, salt, cinnamon, and pecans (if using). Pour in the melted coconut oil (or butter) and ½ cup maple syrup. Stir together until well combined. If the mixture seems a little wet let it sit for a minute or two to thicken up.
  • Using your hands or a large spoon, layer the oat mixture over the berry mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered until the berries are bubbling and the topping is browned, about 45-50 minutes. You may want to place a sheet pan lined with foil under the baking dish to catch spills in case the berries bubble over the side of the dish while baking.
  • Let cool at least 15 minutes for the berry layer to thicken. Serve hot or at room temperature.


*To make oat flour pour 1 cup of whole rolled oats into a food processor or high-speed blender and process until it is finely ground. Or, you can purchase pre-made gluten-free or regular oat flour. I linked my favorite above for you.
For gluten-free, be sure to buy oats and oat flour that are specifically labeled gluten-free.
For nut-free, be sure to omit the optional pecans.
Nutrition information calculated using coconut oil, pecans and all three types of berries.
For more ingredients & modifications, see the blog post above.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg