RecipeBlueberry Crisp

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 205
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 33.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Total Sugar: 17 g
    • Natural Sugar: 10 g
    • Added Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg

Nearly every dessert menu features a delicious fruit cobbler. And it’s no wonder—it’s delicious and provides a dose of good-for-you fruit, loaded with fiber and antioxidants. I whip up a version at home that’s lightened up, simple to make, and every bit as tasty. Finish it off with your favorite topping—whipped cream or ice cream, eater’s choice. 😉  

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This recipe makes 4 individual portions

Crisp Topping:
• ½ cup old-fashioned oats
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
• 2 tablespoons slivered almonds or chopped toasted pecans
• ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
• Pinch of kosher salt
• 2 tablespoons whipped butter (cold or room temperature, but not melted)

Berry Mix:
• 3 cups blueberries, preferably fresh
• 2 tablespoons chia seeds
• ½ cup shredded apple (about 1 small Gala or Fuji apple)
• ½ teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350˚.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (for easy clean up; blueberry juices may run over ramekins).

In a medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon and salt.

Add whipped butter to the oat mixture. Work it in using your hands until butter is well dispersed and the mixture is crumbly.

In a separate medium bowl, mix together blueberries, chia seeds, apple and cinnamon. Divide the berry mixture equally among 4 (6-ounce) ovenproof ramekins, custard cups, coffee mugs or tea cups.

Top each ramekin with the oat mixture.

Place ramekins on prepared baking sheet and cook for 20 to 24 minutes, or until the juice is bubbly and the topping is nicely browned. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Before serving, add optional squirt of aerated whipped cream (additional 15 calories) or ¼ cup light ice cream (additional 50 calories) and garnish with a few fresh blueberries, if desired.

Note: If oats do not brown, place under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, watching carefully to ensure it does not burn.

Alternatively, you can use an 8-inch square baking dish instead of ramekins. Simply add blueberry mixture and sprinkle crumble topping evenly on top. Bake for the same amount of time and scoop into bowls for serving.