Here’s healthy Berry Crumble recipe that is gluten-free and dairy-free! The secret to the grain-free topping is cassava flour.

Paleo Berry Crumble

Before sharing more pictures and the recipe, though, I have to tell you some very sad news. This past weekend Alan and I love our beloved cat, Xena.

Alan and I are both still recovering from this loss, and that’s another reason why a dessert recipe seemed appropriate for today. Something sweet always helps:

Grain Free Berry Crumble

Make this for yourself and please let me know how you like it.

Items you’ll need for this recipe:


Grain-Free Berry Crumble

Berry Crumble with a grain-free topping

This is a grain-free healthy dessert that is both paleo-friendly and vegan.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, paleo, healthy, grain-free


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries*
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries*
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, or the beans of one vanilla pod
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • For the crumble topping:
  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted


  1. *if using frozen berries, defrost them in the refrigerator overnight, or by heating in a saucepan or in the microwave)
  2. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  3. Spray an 8”x8” glass baking dish lightly with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  4. Combine the blueberries and strawberries in a mixing bowl, and stir in the vanilla extract and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into your baking dish.
  5. To make the crumble topping, stir together the cassava flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, sea salt, and coconut oil in a clean bowl. Use your hands if necessary to ensure that the mixture becomes crumbly and not dry.
  6. Use a tablespoon to drop the crumble mixture on top of the berry mixture, spreading it out as evenly as possible.
  7. Bake the mixture for 45 minutes, or until the topping starts to brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before eating.
  9. If you like, serve with a dash of your favorite dairy-free milk, yogurt, or ice cream, for added creaminess.

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