This Paleo Vegan Berry Crisp is a delicious, easy dessert made with healthier ingredients. It is perfect for spring – especially when you top it with a scoop of coconut ice cream!

I’m a sucker for a good fruity dessert topped with coconut ice cream, and this Paleo Vegan Berry Crisp totally hit the spot this week. It’s so easy to throw together, and you can use whatever berries you have on hand! The crumble on top is made from a combination of nuts, coconut, and other pantry staples. I’m trying to up my sweet vs. savory recipe game over here, since it seems like all everyone wants to do these days is BAKE! Including me – quarantine or not, I think baking needs to happen more often around here.

What ingredients do I need to make this Paleo Vegan Berry Crisp?

  • Berries – I used strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, but you can use any combination of these four.
  • Lemon
  • Coconut sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Arrowroot or tapioca flour (can sub corn starch if not paleo)
  • Almond flour
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil (can sub ghee)
  • Pecans, chopped

I used a 7.5 in x 10.5 in baking dish for this recipe. If you want to use a 9×13, I suggest doubling the recipe.

I did try making this with frozen berries, and it was very soupy. It’s definitely possible if that is all you have, but just know it will have more liquid than if you use fresh berries.

My favorite vegan/GF ice cream is Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss – Vanilla Island. It is so good on this berry crisp!

Looking for some other springtime desserts? Check out my Paleo Vegan Key Lime Pie Bars or Paleo Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake bars!

If you make this Paleo Vegan Berry Crisp, be sure to tag me on Instagram @maryswholelife so I can see your creations!

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy (and sane)!

xo,

Mary

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Paleo Vegan Berry Crisp

This Berry Crisp is a delicious spring/summer fruity dessert with fresh berries and a grain free crumb topping! It is paleo and vegan.
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Ingredients

Filling

  • 5 cups berries*, I used sliced strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder, can sub tapioca starch

Topping

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans , or any nut of choice
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut , unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil in solid form, can sub ghee (not vegan)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375. Toss all of the filling ingredients together in a bowl and transfer to a 7.5x10.5 inch casserole dish.
  • Add all of the topping ingredients into a food processor and pulse a few times until a chunky granola-like consistency is formed. Alternatively, to avoid using a food processor, you can finely chop the nuts and add them to a bowl and mix with the remaining topping ingredients.
  • Spread the topping evenly over the berry mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until the sides are bubbling and the topping is lightly browned. Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream of choice!

Notes

*I tried making this with frozen berries and it worked, but it was very liquidy. Fresh berries are preferred!