I am a big fan of simple recipes. Like kale chips or chocolate coconut energy bars. Life is so full, that I don’t always have a huge amount of time to spend in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, eating wholesome, healthy food is a definite priority, but it doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious and nourishing.
Simple One-Pan Berry Crisp
My very favorite recipes are ones that I can make in a single pan and throw in the oven to do their thing. This healthy berry crisp checks both those boxes.
I don’t do anything at all with the berries. I measure out 4 cups (more or less) and dump them in a baking dish, then make the crisp topping.
Sometimes I use fresh berries and sometimes I use frozen. The kind varies with the season or what I have on hand in the freezer. I do like to do a few different kinds mixed together though. Whatever combination I end up with, it’s always delicious. I have noticed that if I’m using frozen berries, the crisp needs to cook for a little longer.
I’ve now used up the last of our frozen berries from last summer, but thankfully berry season isn’t too far away and the strawberry plants should produce well this year! I also like using them in this triple berry custard tart.
Crumbly Almond Flour Topping
I use almond flour to make this crisp topping. It has a nice nutty flavor that goes well with almost everything. I use my fingers to squish in butter or coconut oil, add some vanilla, and sometimes honey or stevia drops, sprinkle it over the berries, and toss it in the oven to cook.
This berry crisp is delicious all on its own, but I really like something cool and creamy with it. I usually whip up some whipped cream or serve it over ice cream and we have it for dessert. However, it’s such a healthy recipe that it also works really well over yogurt for breakfast!
Here’s a fun summertime idea — if you have a cast iron skillet and don’t want to heat up the house by using the oven, try making berry crisp on the grill!
Healthy Berry Crisp Recipe
What is your favorite desert?