Dairy-Free Summer Berry Crisp

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Use up all those summer berries in this delicious Dairy-Free Berry Crisp! It’s easy to prep, gluten-free, vegan, and uses no refined sugar. The perfect naturally sweet dessert.

What you’ll need to make this Berry Crisp:

  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • vanilla
  • fresh lemon juice
  • maple syrup
  • arrowroot starch (corn starch can be substituted)
  • old fashioned oats
  • coconut oil
  • pinch of salt
bite of gluten free berry crisp

I love this recipe because it’s easy to make and it’s naturally sweetened with fresh fruit and maple syrup. This is a healthier berry crisp in comparison to most recipes that call for lots of butter and sugar. Be sure to use berries that are nice and ripe. The more ripe the berry, the sweeter the crisp will be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this berry crisp gluten free?

Yes! Be sure to use gluten free oats and your crisp will be free from gluten and wheat.

Will this crisp be sweet enough without sugar?

I find that this is plenty sweet for my family. Be sure to use berries that are not under-ripe, as the sweetness of the berries adds to the overall dish.

How should I store this berry crisp?

This should be stored in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days.

What makes this crisp healthier than other recipes?

This recipe uses maple syrup rather than refined sugars. Although maple syrup does contain natural sugars, it also contains calcium, potassium, zinc, and manganese. Maple syrup is also said to have a lower glycemic index than sugar.

Is this berry crisp dairy free?

This recipe uses coconut oil instead of butter, which makes this recipe safe for anyone following a dairy free or vegan diet.

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Summer Berry Crisp

A healthier berry crisp made without gluten, dairy, or refined sugar. It's simple to make and a delicious way to use those summer berries!
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins


  • 1 pound strawberries cleaned, hulled, and sliced
  • 1 pound blueberries cleaned and stemmed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch corn starch works too
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

For the topping

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the berries with the starch, vanilla, lemon, and maple syrup. Pour the mixture into an 8 x 8 pan or a pie dish.
  • In the same mixing bowl combine the ingredients for the topping. Dollop and spread it over the berries, trying to cover them evenly.
  • Bake the crisp for about 45 minutes, until the berries are bubbly and the top is lightly browned.
  • Serve your crisp warm with coconut whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 254kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, gluten free, healthy


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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