If you want to eat dessert without any worries, then try this berries crumble. This dessert is made with fresh berries, almond flour, almond, oats, maple syrup, and vegan butter.

berry crumble

I love making desserts out of fruits, it is super versatile during all seasons, but it’s also such a great way to use up leftover fruits. If you are also looking for other dessert, snack or beverage recipe that uses fruit, then try my Luxurious Berries Sundae and Taiwanese Fruit Tea!

This dessert is great to serve for any season and on any day. It does take a bit of time to make, but I can assure you that it’s worth it, especially on a colder rainy days. This dessert sort of reminds me of apple pie and cobbler and I guess you could say this is something in between?

The buttery, crispy, toasty, sour and sweet hints in this dessert is so balancing and healthy for our body, especially for those looking for desserts that’s easy on the gut/stomach.


This recipe is adapted from the book Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine. I did change a few things in order to make it vegan and gluten free. Instead of regular butter, I used vegan butter, substituted regular oats with gluten free oats and substituted coconut sugar with maple sugar (which derives from maple syrup!)

Here are a few ingredients that you’ll need:

  • Mixed berries (I used strawberries and blueberries, but you can use other types of berries or even other types of fruit such as peach, apple and pineapple!)
  • Maple syrup
  • Maple sugar
  • Gluten free rolled oats
  • Almond flour
  • Almond slices
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon juice
  • Vegan butter
  • Fleur de sel or regular salt
berry crumble

Before we get cooking, let’s learn about the ingredients in this dish and just how it can effect our body from both beneficial and “things to watch out for” point of view.

DISCLAIMER ALERT! All of my posts are not intended to treat or override the decision to see your personal doctor or physician. I strongly advise everyone to discuss any serious condition or to your medical health provider. Everything I say and write are all based on personal experience and through reading materials provided by medical professionals. I believe everyone’s body is unique and there’s no one miracle diet or medicine for everyone! I am here only to provide and share knowledge I have learned from the general holistic wellness point of view. All of the information and recipes that I am providing are safe for majority of people. All of the information listed can be found through the reference



  • Has anti-viral and anti bacterial properties. This help prevent fat peroxidation, which contributes to brain disorder, cancer and heart disease.
  • Relieve inflammation.
  • Stabilize blood sugar.
  • Boosts brain function, which help defend against brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Protect skin from skin rash and breakouts.
  • Can be used to preserve food!


Maple Syrup/Maple Sugar:

  • Boosts immunity.
  • Lower bad cholesterol.

Almond flour/Almond:

  • Boosts energy level.
  • Lower cholesterol level.
  • Assist with gut health.
  • Improves skin health.
  • Although oatmeal is super healthy for you, it may effect everyone differently, some will feel more full from it and not get hungry, while some will feel more hungry.
  • Always drink plenty of water with high fiber foods like oatmeal, otherwise you will experience bloating and more uncomfortableness!
  • Some may feel more energy and some may feel more sleepy from consuming oats! Consume and see how you feel from it!
  • Although it’s a healthier option as dessert, sugar at the end is still sugar, so it is best to limit intake and should only be enjoyed on an occasional basis. (Unless you decide to make it without the sugar!)
  • Maple sugar/syrup may cause blood sugar spike. You can try to make this with allulose or stevia. (these will not cause blood sugar spike!)

WebMD Editorial Contributors. “Health Benefits of Strawberry.” WebMD, 26 Sept. 2020, http://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-strawberry#1.

Axe, Josh D. “13 Major Cinnamon Benefits Explain Why It’s the World’s No. 1 Spice.” Dr. Axe, 2 July 2021, draxe.com/nutrition/health-benefits-cinnamon.

“Oats.” The Nutrition Source, 6 July 2021, http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/oats.

—. “Top 7 Health Benefits of Blueberries.” Dr. Axe, 30 Apr. 2018, draxe.com/nutrition/health-benefits-blueberries.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Berries Crumble (GF+Vegan)

If you want to eat dessert without any worries, then try this berry crumble. This dessert is made with fresh berries, almond flour, almond, oats, maple syrup, and vegan butter.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time15 mins
Cooking time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegan
Yield: 6 Servings


  • 4 cups mixed berries
  • 3 tbsp gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 6 tbsp almond flour
  • 6 tbsp maple sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch fleur de sel or sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a bowl, mix berries, lemon juice, oats and maple syrup together and place in a prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Stir and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • For the crumble, combine oats, almond, almond flour, vegan butter, maple sugar, salt, and cinnamon together. Mix with fork until crumbly. Bake on prepared pan in the oven for 8 minutes. Take out and let it rest.
  • Remove berry mixture, top with crumble and let it rest for 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold.


  • Feel free to substitute berries with other types of berries or fruit such as apple, peach or even pineapple!
  • You can keep in the fridge for at least 5 days.