Sweet crumbles of ooey gooey deliciousness await you in this easy Paleo & AIP friendly berry crumble recipe. Have for breakfast or dessert – you choose!

a plate with berry crumble dished out onto it

Breakfast OR Dessert Recipe? You Choose!

When I first created this nut-free berry crumble recipe for the AIP Breakfasts book, I asked my Instagram readers if they'd consider a crumble like as just a dessert, or both a breakfast and a dessert,

The answers were pretty overwhelming that most of you think this could be either.

Which is good, since I think it makes an amazing breakfast, especially when you can't eat eggs!

It's definitely a fun choice for a weekend breakfast, especially if you're on the AIP diet and options are limited.

Easy to Make

One of the greatest things about a crumble is that it's incredibly easy to make.

Just mix together a few ingredients for the berries, and then a few for the crumble and bake.

My kids have really been getting into cooking lately and they find this one to be really simple to throw together, so I'm sure you can do it too.

pan filled with berry crumble

Substitutions for the berries:

There are quite a few ways to go about this crumble as well.

If berries aren't your thing, or you don't have any, use any number of other fruits. Some great choices:

  • diced apples and/or pears with cinnamon and add raisins for an even more fun kick
  • diced peaches – add a 1/2 tsp of dried ginger for even better flavor
  • sliced bananas – this isn't one you see much, but it's good, trust me (you don't need the lemon juice if you use these)

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Berry Crumble Recipe

If you make this crumble I'd love to hear how it turned out! Either comment below or share a pic on Instagram and tag me @thrivingonpaleo!

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Berry Crumble (AIP, Paleo)

  • Author: Michele Spring
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Paleo, AIP
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Sweet crumbles of ooey gooey deliciousness await you in this easy Paleo & AIP friendly berry crumble recipe. Have for breakfast or dessert – you choose!



For the filling:

  • 2 cups frozen mixed Berries
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 tsp Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Powder (optional)


For the topping:

  • 1 cup Cassava Flour
  • 1/4 cup Coconut or Maple Sugar
  • pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil, melted (or Palm Shortening, Lard, or Avocado Oil)


Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a 8×8 inch square baking dish or similar size, add the ingredients for the filling and stir a bit to coat. Set aside.

Mix the ingredients for the topping in a large mixing bowl until it starts to resemble coarse breadcrumbs. With your hands, spread the topping over the filling evenly.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and the filling is gooey and warm inside.


Substitutions: This crumble works great with diced apples and/or pears and raisins instead of the berries.

Substitutions: It also works great with sliced or diced peaches – you may also want to toss in a 1/2 tsp of dried ginger then too!

Substitutions: Don't have arrowroot powder? Tapioca starch works as well, or you could use a bit of cassava flour too, or omit completely. It's just to thicken the berry “juice” as it heats.

Make ahead: Make this and keep in the fridge up to 5 days. Reheat before serving if desired.

Keywords: AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, Paleo, breakfast, easy, make ahead, batch cook, dessert, crisp

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