Healthy Berry Crisp Recipe
Hello friends! Today I have another Kodiak Cakes recipe coming at you! This Healthy Berry Crisp Recipe is SO delicious (husband-approved!) and super simple to make. All you need is Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Muffin Mix and a few other pantry staples, and you’ve got a tasty, healthy-ish treat!
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Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Kodiak Cakes and I am being compensated monetarily; however, all opinions expressed are my own. This is a brand I absolutely love and use in my kitchen regularly!
ingredients needed for this healthy berry crisp recipe
Like I mentioned above, this recipe is great because it includes a lot of ingredients you likely already have on hand. The one extra you may need to snag is the Kodiak Cakes blueberry muffin mix! Trust me — it’s worth it!
- Kodiak Cakes blueberry muffin mix
- Old-fashioned oats
- Pecans (or any chopped nuts you have on hand!)
- Butter or ghee
- Berries — fresh or frozen, whatever kinds you like!
- Vanilla extract
- Syrup OR honey
That’s it! A super simple line-up of ingredients that come together to create an explosion of flavor. When I first made this recipe, I gave my husband Ethan a serving and he was OBSESSED and asking for more. That’s how you know it’s good! ; )
what makes this healthy berry crisp recipe healthy?
This Healthy Berry Crisp is a delicious dessert that you should feel good about eating! Why, you ask?
First off, berries are low in calories but loaded with nutrients, including antioxidants, which may help reduce oxidative stress and disease risk. Berries are also a good source of dietary fiber, as well as other beneficial vitamins & minerals, like vitamin C, manganese and more.
The pecans on top don’t just add nice texture & crunch — they also provide heart-healthy fats, which contribute to satiety. Plus, they are also super tasty!
serving & storage suggestions
As you can see in my photos, I chose to serve up my Healthy Berry Crisp alongside some vanilla bean ice cream, because YUM. But I think it would also be super yummy with some vanilla Greek yogurt for a slightly healthier option!
You could also serve it with a dairy-free yogurt alternative or dairy-free ice cream if you have special dietary needs. There are tons of ways to enjoy this tasty treat!
I suggest storing any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until it reaches desired temperature! When I made this, Ethan and I enjoyed it for days, and the leftovers were equally yummy!
Healthy Berry Crisp
For The Oat Crumble Topping
- 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes blueberry muffin mix
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup pecans chopped
- 2 Tbsp butter or ghee, melted
For The Berry Filling
- 4 cups berries fresh or frozen (I used frozen mixed berries)
- 2 Tbsp ghee or butter
- 2 Tbsp Kodiak Cakes blueberry muffin mix heaping
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine all ingredients for the oat crumble topping in a small bowl: Kodiak Cakes mix, old-fashioned oats, chopped pecans and melted butter. Stir until all ingredients are mixed well, then set aside.
- Spray a medium-large skillet with non-stick cooking spray, and add fresh or frozen berries to the pan. Cook over medium heat and stir for a few minutes. Add 2 Tbsp of ghee or melted butter, 2 heaping Tbsp of Kodiak Cakes protein-packed blueberry muffin mix and mix in using a spatula or wooden spoon.
- Next, add cinnamon, vanilla extract, a dash of salt and maple syrup. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes on low heat, stirring often.
- Add 1/4 cup water, stir to incorporate and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until sauce starts to thicken.
- When ready, transfer the berry & sauce mixture to an oven-safe pie dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. (Or an 8×8 baking dish)
- Evenly sprinkle the oat crumble topping over the top of the berry mixture using a spoon.
- Transfer the pie pan to the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbly.
- Remove from oven and serve warm by itself, or alongside vanilla ice cream, or Greek yogurt for a higher protein option. A serving is roughly 1/2 cup of the berry crisp.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave.
I can’t wait to see you all recreate this Healthy Berry Crisp recipe and how you serve it up! Be sure to tag me on Instagram at @wellnessforthewin, as well as @kodiakcakes so we can see your creations!