Blueberry Crisp Recipe - It's easy, quick and deliciously crisp buttery delight that will never disappoint you! This gluten-free blueberry crisp dessert with oatmeal is perfect for parties or gatherings. Top it with some cream and serve warm!
I have always been in love with fresh fruit crisp desserts. Whenever I have a sweet craving for something really healthy and super delicious, this is it.
Fruit crisps also makes a perfect party dessert for any festive occasions, weekend dinners and even potlucks. The best thing about this dessert is that you can modify it easily for larger crowd.
Today, I am sharing my favorite and the easiest blueberry oatmeal crisp recipe with you all. And, I am pretty sure, this will always be a huge hit with family and guests.
About this crisp
That juicy layer of gorgeous blueberries covered with crisp buttery oatmeal topping! And, then, baked! The whole house smells heavenly! A bowl of goodness that is loved by everyone, isn't it?
This dessert is so easy to put together. It has a perfect balance of sourness and sweetness. The bubbly blueberries, the zesty lemon and warm spices are truly made for each other.
We all know that blueberries is a forever friend to lemon and cinnamon. So, these two elements in any blueberry dessert should be missed, and I mean it!
And do you know the best part of this blueberry crisp recipe? It is absolutely gluten free as I have used oats and almond flour to make this delicious baked dessert.
I love to add nuts to crisps, so I have used almonds here. The sliced almonds gives such a lovely crunch to the dish. And, a dash of cinnamon and cloves makes it a perfect dessert to enjoy during winters. It adds so much flavor and warmth to the dish!
I love enjoying this blueberry crisp during summer as well as winters. Goes perfect with a scoop of ice-cream in summers. And, with few spoons of warm milk or cream during winters.
All in all, it makes a bowl of delicious healthy goodness. You will definitely be running back to ask for more!
What is the difference between crisp dessert, cobbler and crumble?
All of the three are baked desserts! Each of them loaded with juicy fruit layer underneath, having a layer of streusel on the top of it.
Crisp is a baked American dessert having a layer of juicy fruit of choice and a crispy garnish. The garnish or topping of this dessert consists of butter, flour or oats, sugar and sometimes spices.
Crumble is a baked dessert from England origin and usually do not contain oats, but flour, sugar and butter! Similar to crisp dessert but still differ from it.
Cobbler dessert has a topping of either thicker batter or a biscuit over fruit layer and then baked! Fruit cobblers like peach cobbler, apple cobbler and berry cobblers is a part of both, American and United Kingdom cuisine.
And the good thing about these baked desserts are, they tastes heavenly! Especially, when served warm with a scoop an ice cream.
Can I use other fruits to make crisp dessert?
The answer is 'yes'. To make fruit crisps, any juicy fruit of your choice can go in. The most favourite of mine is the crisp with any of the berries, apple crisp and peach crisp.
You can choose to use plum, strawberries, apricots, cherries as well. Oh! you can use either only one fruit or a combination of mix of fruits. However, remember to use fruits that are juicy. Also, it should not take tonnes of time to cook.
A note to keep in mind : Fruits like apple and peaches takes a bit of time to cook. So, slice them as thin as possible and then proceed.
Further, adding handful of nuts won't hurt at all. It will only do good, giving nutty crunch and earthy flavor to the dessert. Nuts like, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios are perfect add ons.
As I love berries the most, this blueberry crisp especially has all my heart. But, sometimes, I even make berry crisps that has the mix of blackberries, raspberries and even mulberries.
Can I use frozen blueberries for this dessert?
Absolutely Yes! You can make blueberry crisp recipe using frozen as well fresh blueberries. I have used fresh ones here. Whenever the fresh blueberries are not handy for us here, then I use frozen blueberries to make it.
How to make vegan crisp?
Simple! Replace the dairy butter with vegan butter and go on ahead.
Vegan butter is not that easily available here in India. But in the US, it is! Pick any one of your choice from the supermarket or any grocery store.
Vegetable shortening is another option to go ahead with. Although, not the healthy choice, but will work.
Serve it slightly warm in a bowl with a scoop of your favorite ice cream on top of it. Or simply top it with sour cream, whipped cream or plain cream. You can also serve it along with some almond milk or yogurt.
Step by step instructions
To start with, pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees. In a large bowl, take 3 cups of fresh blueberries. You can use frozen too. (photo 1)
Then, add, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder, 2 tablespoons of cornflour. (photo 2)
Toss everything and layer it into a baking dish. (photo 3 & 4)
In another bowl, combine ½ cup oats, 4 tablespoons sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder, a generous pinch of clove powder, ⅓ cup almond flour and ¼ cup of sliced almonds. Give it a mix. (photo 5 to 8)
Now, add 4 tablespoons of softened butter and mix using a fork. The mixture should be a crumble. (photo 9 & 10)
Sprinkle the oats crumb mixture over the blueberries. (photo 11)
Bake it for 40 minutes until top is golden brown crisp and fruit is bubbly. Let it cool until just warm. (photo 12)
Scoop out in serving bowl, top it with your favorite topping and serve warm.
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Blueberry Crisp Recipe
- 3 cups Blueberries ((fresh or frozen))
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
- 2 tablespoons Oats flour / Cornflour
For Crisp Topping
- ½ cup Oats
- 4 tablespoons Granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
- A pinch of Clove Powder
- ⅓ cup Almond Flour
- ¼ cup Almonds (sliced)
- 4 tablespoons Butter (softened)
- Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees. In a large bowl, take 3 cups of fresh blueberries. You can use frozen too.
- Then, add lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon powder, corn flour.
- Toss everything and layer it into baking dish.
- In another bowl, combine oats, sugar, cinnamon powder, a generous pinch of clove powder, almond flour and sliced almonds. Give it a mix.
- Now, add 4 tablespoons of softened butter and mix using a fork. The mixture should be like a crumble.
- Sprinkle the oats crumb mixture over blueberries.
- Bake it for 40 minutes until top is golden brown crisp and fruit is bubbly. Let to cool until just warm.
- Scoop out in serving bowl, top to with your favorite topping and serve warm.