Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Mixed Berry Crisp

This is the ultimate berrilicious dessert made with season's freshest berries and with a delicious almond and oat streusel on top. Unlike any other crisp, this one doesn't have any all purpose flour. This crisp is a heavenly dessert with whipped cream or ice cream.

Summer means lots and lots of fresh berries. They are great to snack on as such or use in salads like this one with poppy seed dressing or in delicious lassi. Though they can be made into cakes, they are best in crisps. I love a good Strawberry Pie or very berry pie. Personally, crisps rank a little higher than pies. They are easy to make and I love the crunchy toppings. That is totally agreeable. Easy dessert is always a winner! 

I made with a mixture of berries. I prefer to keep more strawberries and blueberries. Raspberries have a lot of seeds and many may not prefer them. So the proportion of raspberries and blackberries are a little low when compared to strawberry and blueberry. This can be made with a single type of berry too. 

Also, the berries were so sweet, and that I made sweeter oats topping, I have not added sugar in the berry mixture. Depending on the berries you use, add one or two teaspoons of sugar to the berry mixture. The addition of cornstarch is important as it is the thickener. 

Berries have a lot of water and the water released while cooking as berry juice needs to be thickened to have the perfect dessert. If you do not have cornstarch, flour can also be used.

This recipe doesn't use any all purpose flour. Many of the fruit crisps use all purpose flour and to make it more healthier, I have used oat flour and almond flour instead of regular flour. Oats and almonds give more nutrition and more fiber. This berry crisp with oats and nuts is SO tasty that I would love to eat for breakfast too! Crisps are my favorite dessert and I would love it in any form, whether it is Fresh Cherry and Nectarine Crisp, or peach, or apple crisp. Warm crisp with ice cream is a super hit dessert hitting the right spots!

July is National Blueberry Month. For this month's edition of #ImprovCooking, Juli is hosting this event and the two ingredients we have are blueberries and cream. These two are divine pairs and it is possible to make many delicious foods with these two. Cakes and ice creams with these are out of this world! I love a delicious berry crisp with whipped cream or ice cream and chose to share this recipe for the event. Now, about our group, the #ImprovCookingChallenge is a monthly blogging event where two ingredients are assigned for a month. Bloggers can make any recipe they like as long as it features the two ingredients. If you are a blogger and would like to join us, please visit our Facebook page. You can also read more about the event on our home page

I am also linking this to Wonderful Wednesday, Thursday Favorite Things, and What's For Dinner.


For the Fruit Layer

Strawberry - 1 cup, sliced
Blueberry - 1 cup
Raspberry- 1/4 cup
Black berry - 1/4 cup
Vanilla - 1/2 tsp
Corn flour - 1.5 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp

For the Streusel

Rolled oats - 3/4 cup
Oat flour  1/4 cup
Almond flour - 1/4 cup
Almonds - 1/4 cup, sliced
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Butter - 2 .5 tbsp, cold, cubed
Salt - 1/8 tsp

Whipped cream or Ice cream to serve.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Add the rolled oats, oat flour, almond flour, brown sugar, salt, and two tablespoons cold butter to a bowl. Use a pastry cutter and mix the butter into the flour mixture to form a crumbly mixture.

Add the sliced almonds and mix.

Add the berries, vanilla, lemon juice, and corn starch to a bowl. mix.

Transfer to a oven safe 5.5X5.5-in or 6x6-in dish.

Add the oats crumble on top. Add the remaining butter on top. Bake for 27-28 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly and golden on top.

Remove from the oven, cool.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Check the links for the recipes we shared today for the July 2022 Improv Cooking Challenge -Blueberries & Dairy. Thanks, Juli!


  1. Perfect dessert for a summer evening. I love seeing all those berries!

  2. Crisps are the perfect recipe. Easy, peasy and delicious.

  3. This is the perfect dessert. I just love desserts like this.

  4. This looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to use up our berries with this treat.

  5. Wow! This is heaven! Love all the berries and crisp! This will be a show stealer!

  6. This looks so delicious! I love fruity desserts.

  7. This mixed berry crisp is a wholesome summer dessert with simple ingredients. We love it!

  8. That looks so simple with all those berries and light too.