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Easy Individual Berry Crumbles…Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free

Gluten Free Berry Crumbles.

Trying to find things to do with the kids in the middle of an Arizona summer can be hard when it is an average 105 degrees outside.  So, when we are not in the pool (or in Southern California at the beach), we are busy finding indoor projects to occupy  our minds…so we don’t end up losing them…

So…when my kids were complaining that they were bored today and it was only ten o’clock in the morning, I decided to put them to work and adapt the Cherry Crumble recipe that I had planned on making the other day (before the neighborhood went dark) and found a good use for all of the blueberries and blackberries that were overflowing in the refrigerator.

This recipe honestly could not be easier.  I am not kidding.  Other than getting out all of the ingredients, I did nothing.  My six and three year old made this entire dessert by themselves.  I sat on the other side of the counter and simply gave some guidance about how much of this or how little of that.

I placed my blinders on as I saw the flour spilling over the edges of the bowls and the blueberries rolling onto the floor (and just be glad that this treat was kept amongst the family here, because my three year old made sure that every blueberry that fell made it’s way back into the bowl).

I know that there have been endless crumble, cobbler, and crisp recipes posted lately with the abundance of fresh berries and peaches that are in season right now.  But my purpose of posting this recipe is to simply show you that when you are in a bind for a quick and easy summer recipe, you can just throw your kids in to the kitchen, put your feet up, and have them whip up some of these!

Gluten Free Berry Crumbles

Berry Crumbles

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free


(Note: This is for 4 individual 6 oz ramekins.  Just double this if you want to make more)


  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of blackberries 
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Palm Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten free all purpose flour blend


  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil – measure it in solid form to create your crumble top. See Note below**
  • 1/2 cup Certified Gluten Free Rolled Oats (or equal amounts Quinoa Flakes if you are sensitive to Oats)
  • 1/4 cup Almond flour (For NUT FREE version, omit Almond flour and add another 1/4 cup of your gluten free flour blend of choice)
  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour blend 
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia seeds, or Flax meal (optional, but adds a little Omega 3 goodness)
  • 1/2 cup Palm sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celtic sea salt


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In small bowl, mix together berries, lemon juice, palm sugar, cinnamon, and  2 Tablespoons of gluten free flour. Divide evenly between your ramekins.

2.  In another bowl add  Coconut oil, Certified Gluten Free Oats, Almond flour, 1/4 cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, Chia, Palm Sugar, and sea salt.  Use a pastry blender (or a fork) to crumble/cream your ingredients together.

3.  Divide topping evenly among each ramekin.  Place ramekins on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 25 minutes (filling may bubble over-totally normal, so you can even line your baking sheet with a little foil for easy clean up, just in case).  If you like a crispy top, you can turn the broiler on for 2-3 minutes at the very end, but watch VERY carefully if you do this so it does not burn!

**Note: Measurements for Coconut Oil should typically be measured in liquid form for the correct volume measurement in most recipes.

Do you let your kids join you in the kitchen? If so, what do they help you make?

  1. On July 14, 2010 gfe--gluten free eas said

    I love imagining your kids making these crumbles! They turned out beautifully, Kim. Please tell them they did an awesome job! 🙂 Who can resist anything that’s called crumbles and includes some of the best summer bounty? 😉

    Stay cool … xo,


    • On July 14, 2010 Kim said

      Thanks so much, Shirley! I would have posted a couple pics of the boys making them, but my 3 year old kept insisting he had to cook in his underwear so that he would not get his clothes dirty (he does not get that from me – I promise I do not cook in my undies)!

  2. On July 14, 2010 gingerlemongirl said

    Sounds DELISH! I love using fresh berries in the summer! I have some blueberries that I REALLY need to use ASAP from the CSA this week!

    • On July 14, 2010 Kim said

      We had a ton of blueberries in our Bountiful Basket haul (CSA) as well! Now the boys are on a roll and want to find a way to use up all of our other fruits!

  3. On July 14, 2010 Rhiannon said

    ahhhh yum! looks so good~

    • On July 15, 2010 Valerie said

      I agree! So delicious…

  4. On July 15, 2010 CookAllergyFree said

    Thanks, Rhiannon!

  5. On July 18, 2010 Linda said

    That looks delicious! I love that it’s easy and free of so many ingredients. That cracks me up about your son cooking in his undies. My boys have never been worried about getting their clothes dirty. Thanks for participating in Gluten-Free Wednesdays. This is a great addition.

    • On July 18, 2010 Kim said

      Thanks so much, Linda!
      I have one son who never wants to get his clothes dirty and another who has stains on EVERY shirt he owns! Go figure…
      I love that I am getting to be a part of your Gluten Free Wednesdays! Already have my recipe planned for this week! ;0)

  6. On August 30, 2010 Sophie said

    Wzw!! these individual berry crumbles look incredibly tasty & fabulous too!

    Packed with real flavours in here!


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