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Healthy strawberry crisp on a plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Healthy Strawberry Crisp

This healthy strawberry crisp is the ultimate dessert or breakfast for summer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry crumble, strawberry desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 130kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 6 cups (about 2 quarts) sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons almond extract
  • ¾ cup oats
  • ¼ cup oat flour (oats that have been ground into a fine flour), or substitute with whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds or pecans
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together strawberries cornstarch, and almond extract until completely combined.** The cornstarch should dissolve in the small amount of liquid so that you don’t see a white powder and the berries are all completely coated.
  • Transfer berry mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  • In a separate small bowl, stir together oats, oat flour, nuts, and salt. Add melted butter and maple syrup (or brown sugar), stir until completely combined. I like to use my fingers to really mix together the ingredients into the crumble topping.
  • Spread oat crumble in an even layer over the top of the berries.
  • Bake at 350F (180C) for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Allow crisp to cool before serving.
  • If you refrigerate the crisp, it will firm up even more and it will be easy to slice into squares.


**NOTE: The sweetness of the dessert will depend on the sweetness of the berries that you're using, since that's the main ingredient. If you don't have really sweet, fresh, local fruit, just add some sweetener of choice before baking. You can use maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, Splenda, stevia, anything that you prefer!
This keeps well in the refrigerator for about 1 week!


Serving: 1/9 of the crisp | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 56.4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.9mg