Our healthy blueberry crisp recipe is so easy to make, and a delicious treat that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert. A skillet recipe that makes it easy to reheat leftovers. But I’m pretty sure there won’t be any leftovers of this delicious rustic blueberry crisp. There certainly never are at our house!
Why You’ll Love This Healthy Blueberry Crisp
Blueberries are a powerhouse of antioxidants, and this blueberry crisp recipe lets you enjoy them in a dessert that’s not just delicious but also good for you. And the best part? It’s super easy to make. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll be able to whip this up in no time. Plus, it’s a skillet recipe, which means less cleanup and more time to enjoy your creation.
Ingredients for Your Easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe
For the blueberry filling, you’ll need:
- fresh blueberries
- real maple syrup
- a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and allspice
- dried rosemary
For the crisp topping:
- old-fashioned rolled oats
- almond flour
- sliced almonds
- honey (preferably local)
- unsalted butter
We’re using whole grain oats and natural sweeteners to keep things on the healthier side. And for an optional serving suggestion, have some Greek yogurt on hand.
Step-by-Step Guide to Your Blueberry Crisp Skillet Recipe
In a medium bowl, mix the blueberries, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, and rosemary and spread them evenly in the bottom of your cast iron skillet.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, almond flour, sliced almonds, honey, melted butter, and salt mixing it together until it’s all crumbly and delicious. You can use a hand held pastry blender or just get in there with your hands.
Sprinkle the topping over the blueberries, pop the skillet in the oven, and bake until it’s golden and bubbly.
Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Blueberry Crisp
Choosing ripe blueberries is key to a flavorful crisp. And to avoid a soggy topping, make sure to spread it evenly over the blueberries. When it comes to serving and storing, this blueberry crisp is best enjoyed warm, and leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a few days.
Frequently Asked Questions about Blueberry Crisp
Frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones, can I do that?
You can! Frozen blueberries work just as well as fresh ones. No need to thaw them, just toss them in and add a few extra minutes to the bake time. Easy peasy!
Gluten-free, can this recipe swing that way?
Absolutely! Just swap out the regular oats for gluten-free ones – the recipe already includes almond flour in the topping. Voila, a gluten-free treat!
Can other fruits join the blueberry party?
Definitely! This recipe is like a chameleon. Swap out blueberries for other berries, peaches, apples, or a mix of your favorite fruits. The more, the merrier!
Can I prepare this blueberry crisp ahead of time?
Sure thing! You can prepare the blueberry filling and the crisp topping separately, store them in the fridge, and assemble and bake when you’re ready. Talk about convenience!
No skillet, can I use a regular baking dish?
Of course! If a skillet isn’t handy, a regular baking dish will do. Just make sure it’s roomy enough for all the ingredients.
We love baking with cast iron skillets!
What’s the perfect sidekick for this blueberry crisp?
This healthy blueberry crisp is a star on its own, but for an extra wow factor, serve it with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a drizzle of honey. Yum!
How do I know when the blueberry crisp is ready?
The blueberry crisp is ready for the spotlight when the topping is golden brown and the fruit filling is bubbling around the edges. Can’t you just taste it?
Can I double this recipe?
You bet! This recipe can easily be doubled. Just make sure to use a larger skillet or two separate baking dishes to handle the extra volume. More is always merrier, right?
So, there you have it! An easy, healthy blueberry crisp recipe that you can whip up in your skillet. We’d love to hear about your experiences when you try it. And don’t forget to explore other dessert recipes on Pie Lady Bakes.
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A healthy blueberry crisp that's easy to make, perfect for beginners, and can be cooked right in your skillet.
- 4 c. fresh blueberries, rinsed
- ¼ c. real maple syrup
- ¾ t. ground cinnamon
- ½ t. ground allspice
- ½ t. dried rosemary (or 1½ t. fresh, finely chopped)
- ¾ c. old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ c. almond flour
- ¼ c. almonds, sliced
- ¼ c. honey, preferably local
- 2 T. unsalted butter, melted
- 1/8 t. table salt
- Optional, to Serve:
- 1 c. Greek yogurt
- Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F.
- 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 pre-heated 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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 5gSugar: 31gProtein: 8g
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