Red, White, & Blue Berry Crisp

Can you believe next week is JULY already?! Where is this summer going? It feels like school just let out yesterday. But I guess this is always the case— I just forget how quickly these summers fly every year. But at least with July bring the 4th of July, which is always good for an extra day off work, time with friends and family, and, of course, amazing food!

Red, White, & Blue Berry Crisp // pumpkin & peanut butter

So for once, in preparation for a holiday, I was SUPER ahead of the game and starting testing some festive picnic recipes and desserts last week— that way you get the recipe in plenty of time to plan YOUR 4th of July menu. Who would have thought? Sometimes I surprise myself, I guess! And these berry crisps turned out to be one of those lick-your-spoon-clean desserts that I will totally be making again on the actual 4th. Yeah, they’re that good.

A mix of my favorite summer berries— strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries— topped with a crispy, crunchy crumble and creamy vanilla ice cream that melts over top and mixes with the juicy berries. Does any other combo scream America more than that?! Well, maybe apple pie. But that’s not festive enough. Plus, these can be made in individual ramekins like I did below, which is great if you’re just staying in the with family, but can also be doubled and made in a large baking dish for a party or potluck. It’s light, fresh, and full of flavor, something I think is crucial for a picnic dessert as you know there are going to be 4 other desserts you want to try 😉

Red, White, & Blue Berry Crisp // pumpkin & peanut butter

Red, White, & Blue Berry Crisp // pumpkin & peanut butter

What are your plans for the 4th of July this year? We’re planning on staying in DC, picnicking, and watching the fireworks on the National Mall because, believe it or not, we’ve never done that before! I guess once you live in a city, you kind of forget to take advantage of the touristy sides.

All of my memories from the 4th have always had such a special place in my heart. Whether it be neighborhood block parties with fireworks in the cul-de-sac, college bbq’s with all our crazy friends, or rooftop parties in some pretty spectacular cities, I love how the fourth never fails to bring everyone together in such a warm and exciting way. I already can’t wait to see what this 4th of July brings!

Stay tuned for a few more recipes and a round up in the next week.

Red, White, & Blue Berry Crisp // pumpkin & peanut butter

Red, White, & Blue Berry Crisp // pumpkin & peanut butter

Red, White, & Blue Berry Crisp

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan
Meal type Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • cooking spray of choice (I used coconut oil spray)
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Note

You may use an 8x8 glass baking dish instead of ramekins if needed.

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together berries with one tablespoon of coconut sugar. Set aside.
Step 2
In a separate bowl, assemble the crumble by mixing the oats, sliced almonds, almond meal, coconut, and cinnamon together. Pour in the maple syrup and melted coconut oil, then mix again to combine.
Step 3
Evenly distribute the fruit among 4 ramekins. Mine filled them about 2/3 of the way high. Using your fingers, cover each of the fruit ramekins with a good amount of crumble. Again, evenly distribute the crumble amongst the 4 ramekins.
Step 4
Bake the fruit crisp for 25-30 minutes, or until the crumble is crisp and just starting to turn a golden brown. I served mine with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, but I'm sure whipped cream or yogurt would do just as nicely!

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Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!

11 Comments

  1. YUM! What a perfect 4th of July treat! I absolutely LOVE crumbles and crisps – I’m betting that a big dollop of peanut butter would be delicious on this!

    • I never even thought to top it with some peanut butter! Love it and trying it!!

  2. I think crisps are my favorite way to enjoy fruit desserts! I like pies, but something about the crumbly topping on a fruit crisp gets me every time. Mmm, mmm!

    • I know, right?! This summer is seriously flying! So glad you like it 🙂

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