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Blackberry Crisp Without Oats

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Nothing says autumn as much as blackberry crumble. Blackberry crumble is so easy to make. Even if you never made one, you will be surprised how easy is to make and bake one.

This blackberry crumble is a gluten-free dessert. To all those who are searching for a delicious gluten-free berry delicacy, you have found it. 

This amazing dessert is something you must try. It features delicious blackberries and crumbly crust on top. A perfect combo of soft and freshly baked blackberries and the crispy crumble is something everyone will love.

Your Guide To Blackberry Crisp Without Oats

Blackberry crumble is one of those old-fashioned recipes that we for sure can call comfort food. This dessert can be made in one big baking dish or for a better presentation in smaller ramekins.

These individual portions are amazing because everyone gets its equal part of the crumble. 

The blackberry crumble can be served as it is or with a scoop of ice cream. It is best served warm, but be careful as the baked blackberries may be very hot.

Should you use frozen or fresh blackberries?

Fresh or frozen, really does not matter as long they are healthy and picked ripe. If using frozen blackberries, thaw them before use and place in a colander to drain.

If you use them undrained, the berry crumble may be too soggy. So, stick with the fresh or thawed and drained blackberries.

Can you make a crisp or crumble without oats?

The crumble topping is usually made with flour and cold butter. Most people use plain flour, but I decided to make it a bit more interesting and use almond flour.

Instead of almond flour, you can use quinoa flakes or some of your own mix and create something unique.

The most important thing when making the topping is to thoroughly combine the butter and the dry ingredient until you have fine crumbs.

During the baking, the butter will melt gently and the topping will become crispy. Since I am using almond four, the crumbs will not be golden as with the plain flour, but they will have the same crisp.

For some extra crunchiness, you can sprinkle the brown or plain sugar on top of the crumbs.

How do you make blackberry crisp without oats?

First, you will start by preparing your blackberries. Toss the blackberries with some sugar and almond four.

During the baking, this will create a nice blend of blackberry juice, sugar, and almond flour and create something similar to a jam. In the end, you will have blackberries coated with the jam and crispy crumbs at top.

Once the blackberries are coated, you can place them in a baking dish, or divide among ramekins.

As this is a basic recipe, you can easily double or triple the ingredients and fill the large baking dish with the blackberries for an XL cobbler for family gatherings. 

Next comes the crispiest part of the cobbler: the crumbs. The key to making crumbs crispy is the use of cold butter. You can chop the butter and work in the almond flour with the tip of your fingers.

The crumbs may be bigger or smaller and it is completely your choice. As a finishing touch, you can add some extra sugar on top. White or brown, it really does not matter, so go with whatever you have in your cupboard. 

What mix-ins can you add to blackberry crisp?

Blackberry cobbler is perfect as it is, but it can always be improved. Think about adding cinnamon, some vanilla, or your favorite spice.

Substitute the white sugar for brown, or just add your personal touch and you will succeed.

Blackberries pair amazing with mint, ginger, cloves, and citrus fruits, so sneaking in these is always a good option. 

What can you serve with blackberry crisp?

Serve the cobbler with a scoop of ice cream, alone, hot, or cold.

I have tried it out for my breakfast, straight from the fridge, and I was surprised by how delicious it was as a breakfast option.

How To Make Blackberry Crisp Without Oats

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F and gather your ingredients.

In a bowl, toss blackberries with 2 tbsp almond flour, lemon juice, and sugar.

Divide the blackberries among the ramekins.

Step 2

Make the crumbs. In a bowl, combine almond flour and sugar. Add spices if desired.

Add butter and work it in with clean fingertips.

Sprinkle the crumbs on top of the blackberries.

Step 3

Bake the cobbler 20 minutes.

Cool the cobbler for 5 minutes before serving.

Blackberry Crisp Without Oats

Blackberry Crisp Without Oats

Yield: 3 ramekins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This blackberry crisp without oats uses almond flour to make a delicious, gluten-free crumble.


For the blackberry filling:

  • 3 cups blackberries
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar

For the crumble:

  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp butter, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Spices, like cinnamon, ginger, lemon zest, as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl, toss blackberries with 2 tbsp almond flour, lemon juice, and sugar.
  3. Divide the blackberries among the ramekins.
  4. Make the crumbs; in a bowl, combine almond flour and sugar.
  5. Add spices if desired.
  6. Add butter and work it in with clean fingertips.
  7. Sprinkle the crumbs on top of the blackberries.
  8. Bake the cobbler 20 minutes.
  9. Cool the cobbler for 5 minutes before serving.


You can also make the cobbler in a 9-inch baking dish or desired baking dish. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 13gSugar: 25gProtein: 8g

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One Comment

  1. I made this two days ago. It was so good, it was gone before I even had a serving. Making it again today, but bigger.

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