Celebrating Berries! Best Berry Crumble Recipe

Berries are sexy.†These bright and beautiful edible gems are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants and are just plain delicious. ‘Tis the season and I’m fortunate to be able to find organic berries (when I can’t grow them). I love berries plain or in almost any configuration, but I’ve developed a berry crumble recipe that has become a staple for summer parties.

I get invited to a lot of summer parties contingent upon my bringing this dish, and if I had a dime for every request for this††recipe,†I’d be crazy rich by now.

My vegetarian friend Robin showed me this basic recipe about 25 years ago. It’s evolved and I’m not even sure if it resembles his original instructions at this point!

I’ve gotten pretty creative with this recipe and it wasn’t difficult to†make it†gluten-free (although I rarely mention it to gluten eaters because if they don’t know, they don’t pre-judge and they are always shocked when they find out after the fact).

The crumble is easy to adjust for different fruit filling. Add cinnamon and ground cloves in fall to make an apple crumble.

What you need:

(for 8 x 8in square pan – double for 9 x 13in pan)

serves 9 – 12

4 cups your favorite berries (washed)
1 cup oats (there are certified gluten-free brands)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup natural sugar
1 stick salted organic butter (softened)
optional: couple pinches†cinnamon
optional: couple pinches powdered vanilla

What to do

  • preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • wash and clean your berries, drain and set aside
  • combine all the dry ingredients and the softened butter
  • butter your pan
  • line the pan with half of the crumble mix, patting it down firmly
  • add the drained berries
  • add remaining crumble mix to top
  • bake for about 45 minutes, until berries are bubbling and top is golden


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John B
John B11 months ago

Thanks So much for sharing the recipe.

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus C1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Teresa Antela
Teresa A1 years ago

Will try. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay Kemp
Lindsay Kemp1 years ago

Crumbles and fruit fools and berries any way! Yummy!

Danuta Watola
Danuta W1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jim Ven
Jim V1 years ago

thanks for the article.

Rhonda C.
.1 years ago


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Thanks for sharing

Elaine W.
Past Member 1 years ago

I appreciate having this recipe.

Maxine Stopfer
Maxine Stopfer1 years ago

Never heard of powdered vanilla. Don't even know where I would buy it. Wonder if regular vanilla would be okay to use?