With just a few ingredients, including frozen or fresh mixed berries, you can bake up a delicious—and healthy!–fruit crisp bursting with berry goodness. Add some ice cream or whipped cream for a final touch.
There are few desserts as easy and as rewarding to make than a fruit crisp. The sweet fruit in this recipe hardly needs any additional ingredients (or sweetener!) to taste delicious. And the granola-like topping adds just enough of a texture contrast to make the whole dessert sing.
Easy Blueberry Crisp
I love to make this crisp recipe because it’s so easy and because it works so well with frozen fruit. You don’t need to have any special ingredients on hand and it’s perfect to make ahead.
TIP: You can bake this crisp in the morning of the day that you plan to serve it. Just cover it with foil once it cools and let it sit at room temperature.
Ingredients in Berry Crisp
To make this fruit crisp, you’ll need frozen mixed berries, oats, flour, cinnamon, butter, and yogurt.
TIP: You can use fresh berries if you prefer.
How to Make Berry Crisp Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the simple process involved in making this recipe.
- Gather your ingredients. I like the berry medley from Trader Joe’s but a similar frozen mixture works too.
- Grease a baking pan and place berries in it. Sprinkle with sugar.
- Add the ingredients for the topping to a large bowl. Mix together.
- Sprinkle topping over the fruit, breaking up into smaller pieces to cover.
TIP: Use your hands to spread the topping over the fruit for even coverage.
Gluten-Free Fruit Crisp
To make this berry crips gluten-free, simply use certified gluten-free oats and gluten-free cup for cup flour. It has nearly identical results.
What goes well with this crisp?
The classic pairing would be vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, though I do admit to loving the leftovers for breakfast with plain whole milk yogurt. You can also serve it plain, as is, which is delicious too.
Tips for Making the Best Berry Crisp
- Use melted coconut oil in place of the butter if needed.
- Use certified gluten-free oats and gluten-free cup for cup flour as desired.
- You can use fresh fruit if you prefer.
- Take care to mix the topping thoroughly, but to not knead it which could make it a little chewy.
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This crisp is only lightly sweetened, so it’s a healthy dessert to share with the littles. Serve this warm or at room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish or 9-inch pie plate with nonstick spray.
- Place berries into the baking dish and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, remaining sugar, yogurt, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla. You may need to use your (clean) hands to get the mixture well incorporated, but don’t overmix.
- Sprinkle over crisp, breaking up into smaller pieces to cover. over crisp, smoothing to cover evenly. Evenly distribute the butter cubes over the top.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
Store any leftovers, covered, at room temperature for up to 24 hours or in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Use melted coconut oil in place of the butter if needed.
Use certified gluten-free oats as desired.
You can use fresh fruit if you prefer.
Take care to mix the topping thoroughly, but to not knead it which could make it a little chewy.