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almond flour blackberry crisp in a skillet with ice cream

Almond Flour Blackberry Crisp for Two! (gluten free)

Head to the farmer's market, grab fresh, juicy blackberries and make this blackberry crisp with an almond flour oat topping! Perfect for date night.
Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Fruit, Gluten Free, Vegan
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour blackberry crisp, gluten free blakcberry crisp, healthy blackberry crisp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 275 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the blackberry filling:
  • 2 1/2 heaping cups fresh blackberries (a little over 1 pint)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the gluten free oat almond topping:
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if desired)
  • 1/4 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (can also use maple syrup or brown sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons cold vegan butter, cut into small pieces (can use regular butter if not dairy free/vegan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. There are two ways to make this blackberry crisp, by using two small skillets or a loaf pan: Grease two 5-inch skillets generously with coconut oil OR grease a 8x4 inch loaf pan. You can also double the entire recipe and bake it in an 8x8 inch pan. Up to you!
  2. To make the topping: Combine the oats, almond flour, almonds coconut sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl until well-combined. Add in the pieces of butter and use your hands to squeeze and combine until the mixture becomes crumbly and resembles wet sand. (Alternatively, you can cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or place all of the topping ingredients in a food processor and pulse until just blended. My favorite method is to use my hands, as I believe you get the best crumbly topping that way.)

  3. Next make the blackberry filling: place blackberries, maple syrup, lemon juice and vanilla in a medium bowl and toss to combine. Take 1/4 cup of the topping mixture and toss with the blackberry mixture. Divide between the two small skillets or add to your prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with topping.

  4. Bake the crisp(s) for 40-45 minute or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbling. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes on wire rack. Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream -- or if dairy free/vegan, serve with coconut milk ice cream!
  5. Makes 4 servings total -- you should have leftovers or you can share with friends.

Recipe Notes

You can also make this recipe with a combo of berries: I like 1 cup strawberries and 1 cup of blackberries too!

Allergic to almonds? Try using pecan meal (ground up pecans) or hazelnut meal instead. You can also sub the almonds for any kind of nut. I like pecans best.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Flour Blackberry Crisp for Two! (gluten free)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 127
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.1g22%
Saturated Fat 4.1g26%
Carbohydrates 36.2g12%
Fiber 7.6g32%
Sugar 19.8g22%
Protein 5.3g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.