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Healthy Triple Berry Crisp

If you’re looking for a quick easy dessert, one that will keep you feeling healthy, this is the Berry Crisp for you. It’s simple, delicious, and (bonus!) healthy!

What is a Crisp? 

A crisp is similar to a cobbler, but instead of a pie crust you use a streusel topping. Streusel is an easy topping made up of oats, flour, sugar, and butter. This one also calls for pecans, a personal favorite. This topping forms a crisp and crunchy layer when baked.

This delicious dessert can be made with either fresh or frozen berries, typically mixed with sugar and sometimes other flavorings such as lemon juice or spices.

Berry crisps are usually baked until the berries are bubbly and the topping is golden brown. They are often served warm and may be accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Berry crisps are a popular dessert, especially during the summer months when berries are in season.

The Healthy Crisp Option

In this particular case I wanted something a little healthier, which is why I opted for coconut sugar and almond flour. But you can use whatever you like and it will turn out great, I promise! You can even use a sugar substitute like Swerve, Monk Fruit, or Splenda.

Healthy Triple Berry Crisp Ingredients

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There’s a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you might already have on hand.

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or 1/4 cup white, 1/4 cup brown sugars)
  • 1/4 cup butter (salted or unsalted, your choice)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flour (I used half almond flour, half GF all purpose)
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 pints (3-4 cups) fresh berries
  • 1/4 cups coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Note: I made a couple portion of the streusel topping so that I could save some for another dish. It will last a couple weeks in the fridge or a couple of months in the freezer. It’s always fun to have ingredients ready to go. 

Make your streusel topping: 

Combine all dry ingredients except nuts).

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Grate butter over the flour and sugar mixture. Use a fork (or blending fork) to work the butter into the mixture. 

You will have a coarse mixture. 

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Add the chopped pecans. Stir well. Set aside. 

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Make Your Berry Filling

Place berries into medium saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and stir well. 

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Allow to come together. Berries will produce juice. Sprinkle cornstarch over the berry mixture and stir well. 

Bring it together:

Pour berries into an 8×8” baking dish. 

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Sprinkle half of the streusel on top. 

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Place in the preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until streusel turns golden brown. 

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Remove and place on wire rack to cool. 

Scoop into bowls. 

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Add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top, if you prefer. 

Serve and enjoy! 

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay good for 3 – 4 days. I don’t recommend freezing this dish. 

What to Expect from this Dish

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If you love a good fruit cobbler, you’re going to love this dessert! I made a “healthier” version (using coconut sugar and gluten-free flours) but I didn’t really notice much change to the flavor or texture.

It was a rich, warm dessert. If you want to use granulated and brown sugars and regular white flour, go right ahead. You do you. 

This is an easy and quick dessert and so delicious!

Variations on this dessert: 

I love to change things up and it’s easy to do with this simple dessert!

Use canned pie filling. One can will do for a small portion like this. 

Apples: Make your own apple filling, as I did in my Delicious Apple Crisp, or use a can of apple pie filling. 

Single Berry Flavors: Use just blackberries. Or just blueberries. Or raspberries. Or strawberries. Delicious!

Other Cobblers and Crisps from Out of the Box Baking

Cherry Cream Cheese Cobbler: If you’re in the mood for a luscious cherry cobbler, laced with a crunchy crust, have I got a recipe for you! This rich cobbler is packed full of flavor and topped with a crisp layer of almonds.

Apple Pie Cobbler with Crescent Rolls: Every now and again you stumble across a recipe that changes everything. This apple pie cobbler is one of those. It’s luscious, gooey, chewy, and perfect for fall! But it’s so easy to make you won’t want to wait until then to make it!

Old-Fashioned Cobbler with Homemade Pie Crust: If you’re looking for a luscious cobbler with that crisp homemade crust you grew up eating, you’ve come to the right place. This easy recipe calls for canned pie filling but a crust so flaky and delicious you’ll swear you’re sitting around grandma’s table eating it.

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe. 

If you make this recipe and love it, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. And while you’re at it, go ahead and pin some photos to your Pinterest boards!

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 165 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

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