A healthier dessert made with frozen berries! This Paleo Berry Crumble, with just 6 ingredients, is simple to make and delicious with a side of dairy-free ice cream.
With grocery stores being a bit harder to get to right now, using up anything you can in your freezer or pantry is helpful!
And while we are definitely trying to scale back on how much we’re snacking, it doesn’t mean we don’t want something a little sweet or indulgent.
Normally, I would tell you that this berry crumble would be the perfect thing to bring to a Memorial Day gathering, a baby shower, or a big dinner with friends. And it will be. But for now, this simple berry crumble is delicious when shared with your family. It’s perfect to use as a Sunday night dessert or even as a semi-sweet breakfast or snack.
How Does It Hold Together
This berry crumble recipe has both a base and crumble topping. Because the crumble part combines almond meal and almond butter, it’s easy to press the combination firmly down or crumble it on top.
If mess is a thing for you, this berry crumble could easily be made into bars.
The berry part of the crumble uses chia seeds which means that it’s not too watery and instead holds together nicely.
Fresh Or Frozen Berries
The benefit of this easy berry crumble is that it is made with frozen berries. Since hitting a farmers market isn’t an option right now, this makes it easier to use up what you have on your freezer.
Fresh berries will work also once they’re in season and you can get them, but you’ll want to add 1-2 Tablespoons of water to the mixture.
Essentially with the berries, you are making chia jam (just like in these blueberry maple tarts). You’ll boil the berries slightly, mash them, add chia seeds and let the chia seeds absorb to create a tasty berry gel.
Minimal sugar, lots of flavor.
This paleo berry crumble is a simple recipe to whip up and a classic hit with everyone. We opted for mixed berries (which is what we had), but any frozen berry will work.
Loaded with nutrients from the berries and healthy fats from the almonds, this berry crumble recipes makes an easy treat. And yes, it does taste delicious served with a bit of ice cream!
Only six ingredients in this easy berry crumble recipe! This berry crumble comes together quickly and is loaded with healthy fats. It uses a base of almond meal for the crumble and uses only maple syrup to keep it sweet.
Ingredients In The Berry Crumble
For the base/crumble:
- 1 cup almond meal
- ½ cup almonds
- ¼ cup smooth almond butter
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
For the berries:
- 5 cups mixed, frozen berries
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ cup chia seeds
Easy Berry Crumble
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup almond butter smooth
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
- 2.5 cups frozen berries
- 3 tbs maple syrup
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- In a small food processor, grind the walnuts but leave some chunks for texture.
- In a small bowl, mix together the crust ingredients. It will look a bit dry but try to evenly disperse the almond butter.
- In a large pan or wok on the stove, add in the berries and maple syrup.
- Heat at just over medium until the berries start to bubble a bit. Turn the heat to just below medium.
- Use a potato masher to mash the berries and add in the chia seeds. Stir.
- Cook a few more minutes until the berries are mashed and turn the heat to low. Cook a couple more minutes stirring frequently. Turn off and remove from heat. Let sit.
- You want the berry mixture to be starting to get sticky but no burned, jam-like but a bit runnier.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 8x4 dish and portion ¾ of the crust mixture into the bottom. Press down until flat.
- Pour the berry mixture over top and smooth it out. Finish it by crumbling the rest of the crust mixture.
- Bake for 20 minutes in the oven and then broil for only 60 seconds. Remove from the oven, let cool slightly and enjoy!
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