Blackberry Crisp

Healthy Living, Recipes


Here’s a scrumptious blackberry crisp that delivers all the warming flavors of an old-fashioned crisp without the butter-laden calories. This berry crisp works with raspberries, too.

Eating seasonally means eating foods when they are in season, picked at the peak of ripeness and full of nutrition. Summer is berry season, and blackberries abound. High in antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, they are nutritious nuggets of sweet-tart flavors made sweeter when baked into this crisp. The recipe itself is low in fat and salt, so it’s heart smart, but at 40 grams of carbohydrate per 1 cup serving, folks with diabetes will count this as nearly three carb servings for dessert. Fruit for dessert is always a good idea over desserts that lack much nutritional value, like cookies, cakes, ice cream, or brownies. If it’s too hot to fire up your oven for this summer fruit crisp recipe, you can eat fruit straight out of your hand or sliced and grilled, like peaches, apples, or even fruit kabobs.

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital


  • 2 1/2 cups cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil


Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, combine blackberries with granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour and orange juice.

Transfer to a 1 1/2-quart ovenproof casserole.

In another bowl, combine oats, pecans, brown sugar, the remaining 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Drizzle with oil and stir to combine.

Sprinkle oat mixture over fruit.

Bake until fruit is bubbling and topping is golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Heart Healthy Recipe
Diabetes Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1 cup

Calories: 226

Sodium: 6mg

Fat: 8g

Carbohydrates: 39g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Fiber: 8g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Protein: 5g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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