Almond Flour Blueberry Crisp

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This Almond Flour Blueberry Crisp is the perfect summer dessert. It’s low in sugar, naturally gluten-free, and ultra delicious!

almond flour blueberry crisp with ice cream

Ingredients You’ll Need

To make an almond flour crisp, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients for the topping.

  • Blanched almond flour
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Walnuts or pecans
  • Sea salt

I also add shredded coconut to this crumble topping, but that’s optional. Feel free to use more almond flour, instead.

How to Make It

To get started, toss the blueberries in cinnamon and arrowroot starch in the bottom of a large baking dish. If you want a sweeter filling, you can add up to 1/2 cup of coconut sugar here, similar to my Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe, but I like leaving this blueberry version less-sweet.

blueberries mixed with arrowroot and cinnamon

Note: If you’re following a diet, like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, that doesn’t allow for arrowroot starch, you can leave it out. The filling will be slightly more soupy without it, but it’s still delicious.

Set the blueberries aside, and mix together the crisp topping.

almond flour crisp ingredients in glass bowl

Sprinkle the topping evenly over the blueberries, and lightly press the top with your hands so it’s relatively flat.

Any pieces sticking up higher than the rest will be more prone to burn before the rest of the topping is golden.

crumble topping added and baked until golden

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the topping looks golden.

It might look soupy when you first pull it out of the oven, but let this blueberry crisp cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. It will firm up as it cools, and the topping becomes quite crispy!

Serve with your favorite ice cream, or coconut whipped cream on top.

finished blueberry crisp served with ice cream

Substitution Ideas

Need to make a swap? Here are some ideas to help!

  • Almond flour. Blanched almond flour will give you the crispiest texture compared to almond meal (which has brown flecks from the ground almond skins), but you can use almond meal in a pinch. Do not substitute coconut flour here!
  • Shredded coconut. If you don’t want to use coconut, you can substitute additional blanched almond flour in its place.
  • Walnuts. The chopped nuts are for added texture and crunch, but you can leave them out, or swap them for another nut you enjoy, like pecans or almonds.

blueberry crisp served from pan into bowls

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Almond Flour Blueberry Crisp

This Almond Flour Crisp is low in sugar and naturally gluten-free! It's an easy summer dessert using any other fresh berries you have on hand, too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour crisp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 374kcal

Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 pints ripe blueberries (637 grams; about 4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ( 2 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch (8 grams; optional)

Topping

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour (104 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (5 grams)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (99 grams)
  • 1 cup walnuts (118 grams; chopped)
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil (109 grams)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (or honey; 81 grams)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and add the blueberries to a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle them with cinnamon and arrowroot starch, and stir well.
    blueberries mixed with arrowroot and cinnamon
  • To make the topping, add the almond flour to a large bowl, along with the salt, coconut, and walnuts. Stir well, then add in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup. (If using honey, you may want to melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat first, then add in the honey to make sure it's melted, before you stir everything together.)
    almond flour crisp ingredients in glass bowl
  • Sprinkle the topping over the blueberries, and lightly press the mixture with your hands to flatten it out. You don't want any pieces sticking up higher than the rest, or they could burn before the rest of the crumble topping is golden. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly golden on top.
    crumble topping added and baked until golden
  • Let the blueberry crisp cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. It may look soupy at first, but it will firm up as it cools, with the topping becoming very crispy. Serve warm, with ice cream or coconut whipped cream on top.
    finished blueberry crisp served with ice cream

Notes

Nutrition information is for 1 of 10 servings. This is just an estimate, and not a guarantee. For a lower-calorie dessert, you can make the portion smaller. A little bit goes a long way, since it's so nutrient dense!

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

If you try this Almond Flour Crisp, please leave a comment below letting me know how you like it! If you make any modifications, I’d love to hear about those, too. We can all benefit from each other’s experiences!

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AMBER KINRADE

Can I use frozen berries?

    Megan Gilmore

    I haven’t tested that yet, but I do think frozen will work when you add that arrowroot starch to the mix! It should help absorb any extra moisture that the frozen berries release.

Debbie

If subbing additional almond flour for the coconut, is it a 1:1 substitution?

    Megan Gilmore

    Good question! I’d probably start with only 3/4 cup of almond flour, since it’s more dense than the coconut.

Manar

Absolutely delicious! Just made this and had it for breakfast with zero qualms!

AMBER KINRADE

I had to substitute a few ingredients to use what I had on hand but it turned out delicious!
I used frozen mixed berries instead of fresh blueberries and tossed them with cinnamon, cardamom and 2 tbsp of corn starch, 1 tbsp of xanthan gum and those worked great! No gumminess or watery berries. The crisp part was followed to a T but it wasn’t as crisp as I would have liked.. it was more chewy like macaroons.. but still delicious! Maybe adding some kind of flour would help crisp it up?
I also had to add about 15 extra minutes of cooking time to get a nice brown top.
Thanks for a lovely recipe 🫐

Johanna

This was fantastic and my entire family loved it so much I had to make another right away. I used date syrup and added some lemon zest to the blueberries but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.Thanks for the new favorite!

Brenda

Absolutely delicious! Cannot wait to make it for others! Coconut taste great but curious if there is another flavor that can be substituted for when I want to change it up?

    Megan Gilmore

    I think it would be tasty with extra almond flour instead of the coconut (maybe only 1/2 to 3/4 cup?) plus a little almond extract for more flavor, too.

Lynda

Fantastic! I really like the way everything comes together. Thank you for providing recipes that are gluten free and vegan!

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