Blueberry Crumble

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I might look forward to berry season more than any other season when it comes to food! Once May rolls around, I get uncontrollably excited to hit my local berry patch and stock my freezer for the winter.

Don’t be fooled by how simple this AIP blueberry crumble recipe is — everyone I’ve served it to raves about it. The low-sugar berry filling is just on the tart side, with a just-crunchy-enough crumble topping. If you are looking for a brand of cassava flour, I wholeheartedly recommend Otto’s Cassava Flour. I know many of you will ask if there are any flour substitutions for this recipe — and I will be honest I have not found an alternative that gives such a delightfully crumbly texture.

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Blueberry Crumble
 
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Serves: 6
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  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a 9x9 square baking dish, combine the frozen blueberries, lemon juice, zest, and coconut sugar and stir to combine. Set aside while you make the topping.
  3. Add the cassava flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt to the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine.
  4. Add the shortening to the bowl of your food processor in large clumps. Sprinkle in the vanilla. Lock the lid and pulse off and on, gently, until shortening is dispersed into large granules. Do not over-mix. While pulsing gently, add the ice water to the bowl of your food processor and continue to process until the granules are pea-sized or smaller. Again, do not over-mix, or you will end up with a dough. Your mixture should be dry and crumbly.
  5. Top the blueberry mixture with the crumble mixture, using a spatula to spread out evenly. Bake for 45 minutes, or until topping is browned. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is the author of three best-selling books--The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. You can watch her AIP cooking demos and get a glimpse of life on the farm by following her on Instagram.

33 comments

  • Hannah says

    If you can’t tolerate coconut any other sweeteners you’d recommend for this? Super excited to see treats that don’t use coconut flour!

  • Oooohh this sounds really good!! Thanks for the recipe Mickey 🙂

  • Carla says

    Hi Mickey, we unfortunately don’t have access to cassava flour or palm shortening in New Zealand. Could you please suggest a replacement for these two items? Thank you! x

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Carla,
      Sorry, but I don’t have a replacement – those are the ingredients I developed the recipe with. I’d search some other AIP recipes to see what you can find using ingredients you have access to!

      • DIna says

        Hi Carla, you can get cassava flour from health food shops. I used to be able to get palm oil from Wise Cicada but they’ve closed. Look around at other health food shops.

  • Karen J Casey says

    i’m going to try it with cocoanut flour, as that’s what I have on hand.
    I have a freezer full of blueberries to use up, and in another month it’ll be
    time to go pickin’ again.
    Thanks for the great idea.
    Karen

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Karen! I don’t think coconut flour will work well here, as the texture is very different from cassava. At any rate, let me know how it turns out!

    • Heather Bigler says

      I made this recipe with coconut flour and it came out fantastic! The crumble browned and crisped up beautifully. I have nearly a full bag of coconut flour that I need to use up, so I’ll be using it in place of cassava flour going forward.

      • Mickey Trescott says

        Thanks for letting us know it worked for you Heather!

  • Beverly says

    Can almond flour be substituted for cassava? What is the advantage of cassava flour and why did you chose it for this recipe? It seems like a yummy recipe but cassava flour isn’t easy to find and is very expensive.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Beverly, I don’t think it will work perfectly because the density is different. I love cassava flour because it is the closest in taste and texture to wheat flour.

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  • Sabrina says

    How about fresh blueberries? Would you change any of the ingredients or proportions?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Sabrina! I haven’t made this with fresh, but I am guessing it would work out just fine. You might have to watch the cooking time as the frozen blueberries keep the crust cooler while cooking. Let me know how it goes!

  • Kathy Smitherman says

    the diet says no sugar , i dont understand the use of sugar in this recipe.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Kathy! There are some sugars that are AIP compliant, it is a misconception that AIP is a sugar-free diet.

  • Raisa says

    Is it possible to make this without a food processor? A blender or maybe a nutribullet? Thank you

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Raisa – you could try mixing by hand, but I know for sure a blender or nutribullet won’t work. A pastry cutter might?

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  • Kathy says

    Have you tried this topping either other fruits? Apples? Blackberries?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hey Kathy! I do think it would work for other fruits, but the cooking time would need to vary. Apples and pears will need more time (or perhaps a pre-cook), where other berries would be similar. Good luck!

  • Deana says

    How do you prepare bones that you are using to make bone broth from – from a previous meal. ? Do you boil them a bit before freezing to use later?
    Thx!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Deana! I don’t do anything to prepare them, just toss them in the pot and make broth with them! You can mix both raw and previously cooked bones. Hope it helps!

  • Elena says

    Would the crust work with coconut oil? I don’t have palm shortening

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Elena,
      I haven’t tried it with coconut oil, and those two fats aren’t interchangeable (palm shortening has a more buttery texture). I think it could be worth a try, but it might not come out exactly as I intended.

  • Scott says

    I made it with blueberries and it was a big hit with the family. I’m thinking of using pie cherries- should add more coconut sugar to the filling to balance out the tart cherries?
    -Thanks!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Scott! I would say tart cherries are about a similar sweetness to blueberries – if it were me I’d just do a straight swap, but if your family is sensitive to tartness maybe add a little coco sugar!

  • Faith says

    This came out amazing! Made just as written with the exception of adding a handful of frozen blackberries. Absolutely delicious! Thanks

  • Andrea says

    Making this now, I am having trouble getting the topping to form into crumbs. I have basically a fluffy flour- followed the directions exact- but wonder if I need to process more in cuisinart? Concerned to process too much and end up with dough like you said- but having a hard time getting pea sized crumb for topping.thanks! Hope
    It comes out wonderful and we are excited to try it!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Andrea! It sounds like you’ve already processed it too much if you have a flour. You are past the “pea” stage. It should still taste good if you bake it on the fruit, it will just have a finer texture. Hope it worked out well for you!

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