This Mixed Berry Crumble recipe is rustic and easy to throw together, with fresh berries on the bottom and crisp toasted oats and nuts on top. I can't think of a better dessert for a summer night than a bowl of this warm crumble with vanilla ice cream.
Mixed Berry Crumble
I love a good berry crisp or crumble in the summer, especially this recipe, which is more tart than sweet and has plenty of nuts in the topping. The nuts get toasted in the oven and add so much great flavor and texture.
I've been using this Mixed Berry Crumble recipe for years, as my go-to summertime dessert whenever I entertain. It's great to have a dessert recipe in the repertoire that's summery and delicious and simple to make. Contrasting flavors and textures are really special in this dish. The crunchy toasted oats and nut topping is the perfect complement to the delicate sweet tangy fruit, and the whole thing is sublime when served warm with cold ice cream.
If you have any leftovers, try it for breakfast with plain or vanilla yogurt - delicious!
A Gluten Free Vegan Berry Crumble Recipe
These days with so many people having food sensitivities, it's great to have a dessert recipe that's easy, satisfies multiple dietary requirements, and makes everyone happy. And there's no compromise in flavor or texture by making this crumble vegan and gluten free. Almond flour is used in place of white flour and coconut oil replaces butter. Almond flour is way more flavorful and healthy than white flour and, yes butter is delicious, but so is coconut oil.
How to make a Mixed Berry Crumble:
You can make this crumble with any combination of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Just add 7 cups of berries to a baking dish and toss them with 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Mix up the crumble topping in a separate bowl: ¾ cup of gluten free rolled oats, 1 cup of roughly chopped pecans, 1 cup of almond flour, 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, ½ teaspoon of salt and 4 tablespoons of coconut oil. Spread the topping over the fruit and bake at 350ºF until the berry juices are bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
How to serve it
When you take the crumble out of the oven, give it ten minutes or so to cool down a bit, but no longer than that because it's so delicious served warm. Spoon a generous portion of berry crumble into dessert bowls and top with vanilla ice cream. This is not a suggestion, it's a command! The warm mixed berry crumble with cold vanilla ice cream on top is a heavenly combination. If you're concerned about dairy, there are many excellent dairy-free ice creams made with soy, coconut milk or oat milk, so please don't skip the ice cream!
Here's the Mixed Berry Crumble Recipe. If you try this, I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think!