The season’s best berries come together in this mixed berry crumble. The fruit is so sweet and only made better by the crunchy granola topping!
Mixed Berry Crumble is So Easy
This past weekend, my family and I drove two hours round trip to pick strawberries. Unfortunately, it only took us 22 minutes to pick 8 lbs of strawberries, but that’s ok, it was totally worth it. The strawberry farm is one one of my favorite places to be. The air smells so fragrant and sweet. The berries are all the perfect size and color (the reddest strawberries you have ever seen).
Everyone had a different idea on how to use up the strawberries. One daughter wanted to bake a cake, another wanted ice cream and my son wanted donuts. Me, I wanted to mix them into a crumble. Nothing showcases the summer’s finest quite like a berry crumble!
What Is A Berry Crumble?
Crumble, crisp, cobbler, buckle, what are these desserts? A fruit crumble and a crisp are virtually interchangeable. Both feature baked fruit topped with an oat, sugar, flour, and butter mixture. Where a cobbler is made with a batter or a biscuit topping and a buckle is almost a fruity coffee cake (usually made with blueberries) and has a streusel-like topping.
One thing all of these desserts have in common is the ease and simplicity of the recipe. For this crumble, I used a mixed blend of berries, like raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and of course strawberries. I wanted this dessert to explode with the bounty of summer, especially since these fruits are seasonal and fresh. The fruits are tossed with a little lemon and a little sugar and topped with a granola mixture made with Bob’s Red Mill Classic Granola.
I find that the granola is the perfect topping for the hot, bubbly fruit. It is lightly sweetened and adds a soft crunch to the warm fruit. It is hearty enough to be a topping all while complimenting the fruits underneath. The granola makes this dessert a little more filling, substantial, and extra flavorful.
- 5 cups mixed berries
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- The zest from 1 lemon and juice from half
- 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Classic Granola
- 4 tablespoons softened butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 baking (or similar size) with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a bowl, stir together the berries, sugar, flour, lemon zest, and juice. Pour berries into the baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine the granola, softened butter and cinnamon. Work mixture together with your hands until all pieces are coated with butter. Spread granola mixture over the berries.
Bake crumble for 20 minutes or until berries are bubbly and the granola is lightly browned. Allow the crumble to cool slightly before serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g