Bursting with seasonal berries and healthy fats, this low sugar berry crumble is as nourishing as it is delicious. It’s a household staple—especially in the summer. If you’re in the mood for a wholesome dessert that still tastes decadent, this crumble is it. Paired with a dollop of Greek yogurt or scoop of vanilla ice cream, it’s the perfect treat for your next backyard get together. Best of all, it’s blood sugar-friendly!
What is a Berry Crumble?
It’s that coveted time of year when gardens are bountiful and farmers markets are bursting with colorful produce. Ultimately, there’s a rhythmic slowness to these days. And I look forward to it all winter long. As a celebration of summer, you’ll find me making this low sugar berry crumble—on repeat. The ingredients are simple, and it packs a flavorful punch. It’s the best of both worlds: the top is delicate yet crispy and the bottom is layered with seedy fruit. While this recipe calls for berries, peaches or nectarines would be lovely too. Crumbles are very easy to make! A crumble is a baked dessert, made of fresh fruit with a streusel-like topping.
Ingredients in this low sugar berry crumble
Think: blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Pitted cherries work too!
granulated monk fruit sweetener
This is a low-glycemic sugar alternative (keeps blood sugar stable!)
This is a thickening agent for the berry filling.
These also act as a thickening agent, as well as adds fiber.
Gluten-free, grain-free flour that adds nuttiness and healthy fats.
Oats add chewiness to the otherwise crispy topping. Using gluten-free rolled oats keeps this recipe gluten-free.
For flavor, texture, and healthy fats.
For a bit of crunch on top!
Unrefined sugar to add a note of sweetness to the crumble topping.
Because coconut oil is solid at room temperature, it keeps this crumble nice and flaky.
The best flavor enhancer (other than sea salt!) in baked goods.
To add a hit of warmth.
To bring out the crumble’s flavors.
Support your local farmers
Depending on where you live, you may be able to source your berries locally. This not only retains their nutritional value, but supporting local farmers puts dollars back into your state’s economy. At any rate, berries are currently in season, so buying organic is cost-effective. Fresh or frozen berries work in this low sugar berry crumble.
Low Sugar Berry Crumble
- 4 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
- 1 tablespoon granulated monk fruit sweetener (coconut sugar works too)
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- In an 8×8 baking pan, toss together all ingredients for the berry filling. Mix with a spoon.
- In a large bowl, combine all crumble topping ingredients. Mix evenly.
- Layer the crumble mixture on top of the berries.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the berries are bubbling and the edges of the crumble have browned.
- Let cool for 10 minutes, then dig in.
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A little dry, but the flavor is delish. Made this a second time with peaches and it was even better.
Brandy P. says
our family’s fave summer dessert