This Paleo blueberry crisp is wonderful at any time of the year. In the summer, you can use fresh blueberries and the rest of the year, use frozen blueberries and think back on all the lazy days of summer. You'll love the contrast of the tart, soft blueberries with the crispy, slightly sweet almond flour and nut crust.
Well…It’s official. School has started, and I am not happy about it on so many levels. First, being a parent of a student is more work than being a student (at least I think it is :)? It would seriously be so much easier to do college-level homework than to try to get my children to do their homework…don't we (as adults) graduate from school so we would be done with homework…forever :).
Second, I am not ready to give up on summer. I LOVE fall, but fall means winter is just around the corner…and I don’t love winter…so I like to hang on to summer as long as possible, just to stall winter! In my attempts to stall winter, I made this super delicious summertime dessert – – and guess what, I think it is working. I think I am stalling winter – at least for a little while.
Regardless of your motives, I highly recommend you whip up this super-simple and delicious crispy dessert. It is made with all-natural ingredients, is Paleo and Vegan-friendly, is full of all sorts of nutrients and antioxidants, and tastes divine (not to mention it helps stall winter)!!!
This crisp is LOADED with blueberries, which I think is fabulous…but if you like a more even blueberry to crust ratio, feel free to decrease the filling ingredients by half and watch your baking time.
I was asked this question the other day, “do you ever eat treats?” The answer to that is, of course, I do, but if you were watching me eat in public, it looks like I don’t. Two reasons - #1 I don't eat non-Paleo treats ever. #2 - When I do eat an occasional treat, it's usually to test them for this blog or for a special occasion and I don't usually eat them in public.
I don’t eat them on a regular basis. I do much better, and feel much better when I eat treats every once in a while, rather than every day. It is what works for me, and I know there are many out there that do much better with a small treat every day to help keep them on track.
I used to scour the internet to see what others were eating, and then try to replicate their exact meals, and guess what…it didn’t work. I had to find what worked for me through trial and error. Now I scour the internet to see what others are eating, so I can get some new ideas (and because I find it interesting). It is a much healthier mindset, and consequently, I am a much happier person :).
So, here's a question for you - how often do you eat treats on the Paleo diet? I would love for you to comment and let me know how often you eat Paleo desserts and I would also love to know if you like this recipe. Please comment below!
This super simple and delicious blueberry crisp is Paleo and made with all-natural ingredients and is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. It's a perfect way to enjoy summer all year long!
For the Filling
- 6 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- ⅓ cup Coconut sugar
- ½ Tbsp lemon juice (approx ½ a lemon)
- ½ Tbsp lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
- pinch of Real Salt
For the Crust
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Combine all the ingredients for the filling and pour into a greased 8x8 baking dish
- Combine all of the ingredients for the crust
- Crumble the crust mixture over the blueberries
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the blueberries start to bubble and the crust starts to brown
Keywords: simple, Paleo, crispy, natural, healthy