What could be better than a sweet, decadent dessert? A sweet, decadent dessert that is made with wholesome, healthier ingredients yet doesn’t compromise on taste! Today we are making a Healthy Gluten-Free Southern Pecan Berry Crisp.
First of all, what is a crisp?
It’s an incredibly simple dish made with fruit and a “doughy” topping. I took a classic fruit crisp and swapped out the wheat flour with oats, making it gluten-free! Yes, you’re welcome!
It’s similar to a crumble or cobbler. You’ve got fruit, some grains, some nuts, some buttery substance and a sweetener of some sort. Sounds so good, right?! You can enjoy a crisp for either breakfast, snack, or dessert… so, pretty much any time of the day.
With an abundance of fresh fruit this time of year, this is a fantastic way to use up some of that extra fruit you picked or got for $almostfree at the store! It seems like I always get so excited and over-buy fruit. So if you’re like me, you probably have extra fruit. My family tries to eat it all up, but we almost always have plenty left over. Even after eating it with meals, as a snack, as a pre-workout smoothie, as a post workout snack, as a driving in the car snack, a take to the park snack, etc… who’s with me?!?
If you have never made a crisp, I’m here to tell you it’s super simple. All you need is a baking dish, some fruit and a few pantry staples!
I chose pecans for my southern moms, but you can substitute with any nut.
You can also choose any one fruit or fruit mixture for this recipe. Also, substitutions for others ingredients are included below. Let’s get started!