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Berry Crisp (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This paleo-friendly berry crisp is the perfect way to use up extra berries in the fridge! The nutty, crunchy, and perfectly sweet topping is oat-free, gluten-free, and grain-free! Just add a dollop of whipped coconut cream and you’ve got the ultimate summer dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, berry crisp, Egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nom nom paleo, nomnompaleo, paleo, paleo dessert, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 424kcal
Author: Michelle Tam


Crisp Topping

Berry filling

  • 6 cups mixed berries cut-up strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.
  • 2 tablespoons maple sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice


Make the crisp topping

  • Put the almond flour, maple sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom in a food processor work bowl fitted with a steel blade.
  • Add the chilled ghee or coconut oil . Pulse the mixture 5 to 7 times until the mixture has a coarse cornmeal texture.
  • Toss in the nuts and coconut flakes. Pulse until the mixture looks like nubbly wet sand with some nutty bits—don’t overdo it because you don’t want to form a dough.
  • Transfer the topping to a bowl and chill it in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.

Make the filling

  • While the topping is chilling, heat the oven to 375°F with the rack in the middle position.
  • Toss together the berries, maple sugar, and tapioca starch in a medium bowl.
  • Add the lime zest and juice and mix gently with a silicone spatula.
  • Transfer the berries to a 2-quart baking pan (8-inch square or 9-inch round) and make an even layer.
  • Evenly distribute the chilled topping over the berries.
  • Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the berries are bubbly and the top turns golden brown.
  • Cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with whipped coconut cream or ice cream if desired.


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Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 30g