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5-Ingredient Blackberry Crumble

This recipe for a Blackberry Crumble is incredibly easy to make and delicious for a healthy(er) alternative to traditional dessert.  Using only five ingredients, this recipe was perfect for two on a weekday night, with a little bit left over for a tasty snack the next day.

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If you guys haven’t noticed over the years, I’m a huge dessert fan.  But with our wedding coming up, in the VERY near future, I don’t want to go too crazy with the sweets.  With a strong commitment to fruits and vegetables, as well as mixing in fish and meat where it makes sense, fruit is the optimal alternative to my beloved chocolate.  Enter the Blackberry Crumble.

On the Thursday before we snuck out of town for the Indy 500, I emptied our fridge of the ingredients we had available and made this delicious dessert.  It was quick to make and we both loved every bite.  While loosely based this on a couple of recipes I’ve seen on Pinterest in the past, this recipe was much easier than anything I’ve seen to date.

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Blackberry Crumble

Prep Time: 5 minutes; Bake Time: 25 minutes; Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves 2 (with some leftovers)


  • 2.5 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups granola (I picked out one with dried berries previously mixed in)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (a little bit under that, but right around that amount)
  • 1/4 tablespoon granulated salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions (high altitude)

  1. Pre-heat oven to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  While I mixed everything together at the same time, it may be better achieved by mixing the granola and butter together first prior to adding in the rest of the ingredients.  Ultimately, you want the granola and butter to form large clumps and all ingredients to be evenly distributed.  Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes or until berries are softened and the granola has a light brown color along the perimeter.  Served best warm.

We immediately tossed any leftovers into an air tight container in the fridge and enjoyed cold the following day with a little extra brown sugar tossed on top.  Absolutely delicious and the perfect second day snack.

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What are some of your favorite left over recipes?

When you’re trying to stick to being healthy, but have a craving for sweets, what do you like to enjoy?

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