Healthy Gluten-Free Pecan Berry Crisp Recipe


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!

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Courtney is a Mississippi native that lived most of her life on the Gulf Coast. She was lured by her husband to move up north to the Land of 10,000 Lakes (11,842 statewide if you're actually counting), Minnesota, and a life of cabins, flannel shirts, ice fishing, Paul Bunyan and tater tot hot dishes. She uprooted back in 2007 and settled in the Twin Cities area with her hubby, two children (Madison, 4, and Wesley, 6 months) and one fur kid. She is a nutritionist turned stay-at-home mom. She is a foodie, fitness enthusiast and blogger living a healthy lifestyle one sweet bite at a time. Her health and fitness journeys are documented on As a lover of king cakes, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, po’boys, fried chicken and collard greens, she tries to find a good balance between cooking healthy meals and good ole Southern and Cajun classics.