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Blackberry Apple Crisp is an Easy, quick dessert your family will love! Healthy blackberries and apples combine with Steel cut oats and coconut oil. This recipe is Vegan, dairy free and includes gluten free instructions.

Blackberry Apple Crisp

Blackberry Apple Crisp

Blackberries love our property. Dave shovels new blackberry starts out of fence lines, our garden and fields every year. It’s quite a project keeping these prickly vines in check.

Fortunately we love these prickly fruits. Blackberries off the vine are a fantastic seasonal treat. Blackberries are also the healthiest of all berries. The rule of thumb is the darker your berry the healthier it is.

Blackberries are darker even than blueberries and chock full of antioxidants and other nutrients. We have mountains of blackberry vines that we keep to pick from.

Try our Blackberry Barbeque Sauce, No bake Blackberry Cheesecake bars , blackberry Cheesecake ice cream and other blackberry recipes.

Blackberry Apple Crisp

Blackberry Apple Crisp

This quick and easy Blackberry Apple Crisp is good on so many levels.

It’s very cheap if you’re using ‘Put By’ ingredients. Stretching a dollar never tasted better. Bring the summer harvest back to the family table for a delicious winter dessert.

All your hard work harvesting, freezing, jamming and canning will reward you now. Just remember to get those frozen blackberries and apples out and use them.

This recipe is incredibly fast to make if you use frozen berries. Make it even faster if you have pre-cut frozen apples. If you are using fresh apples, it only takes a few minutes to chop them up!

Blackberry Apple Crisp

Chewy steel cut oats sweetened with brown sugar make a nice crumble topping.

Making dessert from scratch means you know what’s in your food. This makes it easy to adjust the finished apple blackberry crisp outcome.  

This is also the point at which new recipes are born. Play with your spices and other ingredients as you wish.

Making this recipe an easy healthy dessert:

This recipe is pretty good for you. Blackberries are amazingly great for your health. Apples are also very nutritious. However, apples do have a lot of natural sugars which increase the carbs.

NOTE: If you are a low carb person or diabetic this recipe may be too high in carbs for you even sugar free due to the apples.

This vegan blackberry crisp with apples is so good. Enjoy this healthy vegan dessert. That means it’s also dairy free for our lactose intolerant friends.

Using a sugar substitute helps make this into a really healthy dessert recipe. Cane sugars are not good for us. At all. So to keep your sugars in this dessert lower. Use your favorite sugar substitute. I have a few linked in the recipe card for you if you need some ideas.

FOR GLUTEN FREE: Use your favorite gluten free flour or thickener for the crisp. I recommend cornstarch, arrowroot or tapioca flour.

Blackberry Apple Crisp

Blackberry Apple Crisp Recipe:

NOTES:

  1. The Apple Blackberry Crisp oats I used are just what I had on hand. In this case I used steel cut oats. Use regular oats if you prefer.
  2. I am using coconut oil for a healthy fat. Using coconut or avocado oil.
  3. You may use fresh blackberries or frozen for this easy recipe. If you use frozen measure them BEFORE they completely defrost. Also thawed frozen berries have a lot of juice and will require more thickener.
  4. It’s done when the juices bubble and run a bit over the edges. Put a baking pan under the crisp to keep your oven clean.
  • Blackberry Apple Crisp

    This crisp is a wonderful healthy dessert.


Your Nutrition Card if using a sugar free sweetener: The calorie count in the Printable recipe card is correct if using brown sugar in this recipe.

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Your Printable Recipe:

Blackberry Apple Crisp
Yield: 8

Blackberry Apple Crisp Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Blackberry Apple Crisp is an Easy, quick dessert your family will love! Healthy blackberries and apples combine with Steel cut oats and coconut oil. This recipe is Vegan, dairy free and includes gluten free instructions.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Blackberries
  • 2 Cups Tart apples (I used fuji), cored and chopped, peels on.
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar (Or sugar free option)
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice

For the topping

  • 3/4 Cup steel cut oats (or Regular rolled oats)
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar (or brown sugar free option)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup melted coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Dump the prepared fruit all together and add spices, sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 Cup flour.
  2. Stir thoroughly and if still very runny (frozen fruit needs more thickener) add 2 Tablespoons more thickener and stir thoroughly.
  3. Pour into a 8 x 8 oiled pan or 9 inch deep dish pie plate

For the topping:

  1. Put all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add the melted coconut oil and mix until crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling.
  4. Press the topping into the fruit with a large spoon or spatula
  5. If topping seems dry and crumbly, pour 1/2 cup water over the topping
  6. Bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes or until bubbly

Notes

Adjust this recipe easily for a gluten free and sugar free version of this healthy treat. Simply use your favorite gluten free thickener such as arrowroot or tapioca flour or to thicken the crisp.

I am using coconut oil or avocado oil for a healthy fat.

Linked in this recipe card are several great sugar free products that will work well in this recipe if you want lower carbs.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 245

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RLJ

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Great easy recipe that tastes amazing. But I agree needs to call for less oil--1/4 cup or less. I used refined coconut oil. When I used 1/2 cup it was way too much. Luckily I had enough ingredients leftover and this recipe was quick and easy to make twice.

Diane

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Hi RLJ, Thanks so much for your feedback on this recipe. I'll adjust the coconut oil called for and be more specific about the type used in this blackberry apple crisp. Happy Thanksgiving!

KL

Monday 21st of August 2017

The flavor of this was alright, but it was absolutely swimming in oil. Half the amount or less could be used.

Diane

Monday 21st of August 2017

Hi KL, Thanks for your input on this recipe. I'm just not sure how the oil from the crumbly top could separate. Mine has always absorbed as pictured. If you used only 1/2 Cup of coconut oil did your oats clump correctly into the crumbly texture? Too much oil would have caused it to form a mash that you would have had to spread on. It should not be that wet. The topping is meant to be drier and crumbly in texture. I recommend cutting the oil in half next time or even try replacing it with plain water. Good luck and thanks again for sharing your experience with us.

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