If, like me, you are constantly trying to invent new dessert ideas to ensure the family has a yummy yet healthy end to their meal, then look no further than this Rustic Blueberry Crisp.
It is a 1 hour-recipe, which features blueberries, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, rosemary, and rolled oats. This recipe is perfect for those who require a gluten-free diet as it uses almond flour.
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The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
This is not your usual blueberry crisp recipe, no ma’am!
First of all, a heady herb and spice mix of ground cinnamon, allspice, and dried rosemary, as well as maple syrup are combined with the fresh blueberries, giving a warming, comforting aroma to this dessert.
Secondly, it is a gluten-free recipe using oats, almond flour (ground almonds) and flaked almonds for the crisp topping.
To finish off, instead of ice cream or whipping cream, a dollop of thick Greek yogurt goes on top and pairs beautifully with all of the flavors of this blueberry crisp!
What’s the Difference Between a Crisp, Crumble, and Cobbler?
Okay, so we go back to the age-old issue on my blog with readers the world over who may call the same dish different names! As a blogger that can be a bit of a nightmare!
Essentially all these desserts are baked with a fruit base and some sort of pastry topping. To me, crisps and crumbles are interchangeable as they have a topping (usually) made with rolled oats, sugar, butter, and flour. I sometimes throw nuts in there too.
For a cobbler, the topping is usually (American) biscuits and peach cobbler is one of my husband’s favorite dessert!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Fresh Produce – Blueberries
- Dairy – Unsalted Butter, Greek Yogurt (optional, to serve)
- Pure Maple Syrup – buy the good, 100% stuff, anything less is just made up of flavorings and corn syrup.
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Allspice – not ALL the spices but the dried unripe berry of Pimenta dioica tree. Often used in Jamaican and West Indian cuisine. This can be a powerful flavor, I personally use it according to taste.
- Dried Rosemary
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Almond Flour – essentially, very finely ground almonds.
- Sliced Almonds
- Honey – try to buy locally produced honey when possible.
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More Recipes Using Blueberries
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is blueberries, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Instant Pot Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries & Blueberries
- Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes with Crumble Topping
- Fresh Blueberry Lime Mocktail
More Dessert Recipes
Looking for more desserts to make? Check these recipes out next:
- Classic Banana Cream Pie Recipe (From Scratch!)
- Classic Carrot Cake Recipe with Chopped Pecans
- How to Make the Most Indulgent Chocolate Fudge Cake Ever!
How Do I Make Blueberry Crisp?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 4 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed
- ¼ cup real maple syrup
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- ½ tsp dried rosemary (or 1½ t. fresh, finely chopped)
For the Topping
- ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup almonds, sliced
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- ⅛ tsp table salt
To Serve, Optional
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.
- Place blueberries in a large bowl. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, rosemary, and salt. Toss to combine and set aside.
- Combine the topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
- Pour blueberry mixture into a 10” cast iron skillet and spread into an even layer. Spread the topping evenly across the top in a uniform layer, as well.
- Place into the center of the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. If the top layer is nicely browned at this point, cover dish loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning. Bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the blueberry crisp is nice and bubbling. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve warm with some Greek yogurt, if desired. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 7gSugar: 47gProtein: 12g
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Make It A Full Meal
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a dinner party or special occasion:
- Appetizer: Whipped Feta & Watermelon Bites
- Soup: Authentic Greek-Cypriot Avgolemono – Egg Lemon Soup
- Salad: Cypriot Village Salad
- Main Dish: Garlic-Herb Roasted Whole Chicken
- Side Dish: Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables – An Easy, Delicious Side Dish
- Beverage: Fresh Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade – Summer Mocktail or Cocktail Mixer!
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