With only six ingredients, this gluten free strawberry crisp is the perfect dessert. Anyone can make an easy baked dessert with fruit. Even if you’ve never made a strawberry crumble or crisp before, this yummy dessert made with fresh berries is sure to impress. There are plenty of recipes you can find but this is the best gluten free crisp recipe I’ve tried.
Strawberry Crumble or Crisp Ingredients
You need fresh strawberries, cornstarch, gluten free oats, gluten free flour, chopped walnuts, and coconut oil. Since there aren’t a lot of ingredients in here, make sure you’re using good quality ones.
Although you could use frozen or canned strawberries, I really do recommend using fresh. They’re just tastier. If you don’t necessarily need a gluten free strawberry crisp, regular oats and flour will be fine. Swap the coconut oil for butter if you prefer it. Chopped almonds would work in place of the walnuts, or you could buy a pack of chopped mixed nuts from the store.
Wait – where’s the sugar? Well since the strawberries are sweet by themselves you don’t have to add sugar to the filling or topping. The sweet strawberries contrast nicely with the topping. Perhaps you’re going to serve this with ice cream which of course is sweet too. If you do want to add some sugar (or your preferred sweetener) by all means go ahead.
What’s the Difference Between Crisp, Cobbler and Crumble?
A lot of people get this dessert made with fresh berries confused, and it’s easy to see why! Is this a strawberry crumble or crisp or cobbler? Aren’t they the same thing? Crisp, cobbler and crumble are all similar terms but not quite the same thing. These are the differences:
- Crisp: A fruit dessert usually topped with flour, oats, butter, sugar, and maybe nuts.
- Cobbler: A fruit dessert with a top piecrust or biscuit dough crust, but no bottom crust.
- Crumble: Similar to a crisp but made without the oats.
As you can see there are small differences although the fruit filling is typically the same with them all. Also there are regional variations. Some people call a crumble a crisp even with the oats for example. What matters though is that all three are delicious, especially this strawberry crisp baked dessert with fruit!
How to Make Gluten Free Strawberry Crisp
Since there are only six ingredients in this, you might expect this best gluten free crisp recipe to be easy. And you’d be right! Preheat the oven while you prepare the strawberries. Toss the berries with the cornstarch in a bowl then put them in a baking dish.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and sprinkle that on top to cover the strawberries. Now just cook this juicy dessert made with fresh berries for 25 minutes.
With a dessert this easy to make, you never need to buy anything readymade. You can literally prepare this in 15 minutes (or less!) and then just cook it in the oven. It’s so easy! This effortless gluten free strawberry crisp is well worth making. You’ll definitely want to make it more than once.
Some Variations You Might Like
A baked dessert with fruit recipe often has lots of room for variations. You can change the fruit mixture, the topping or both. Perhaps you have raspberries, blackberries or even apples to use up. You can use all kinds of fruit to make the best gluten free crisp recipe or mix different fruits.
If you’re using a hard fruit such as apples or not-quite-ripe pears the cooking time will change. If you want to ensure they come out soft (or at least soft-ish) increase the cooking time by 20 minutes or so. When making this dessert with fruit like apples or pears, toss them in lemon juice first for a great flavour.
Worried the topping might burn if you have a longer cooking time? Then cover the dish with foil for the first half of the cooking time. I bet making this gluten free strawberry crisp with half strawberries and half apples would be good.
How to Serve the Best Gluten Free Crisp Recipe
This gluten free strawberry crisp is great by itself but I like to add ice cream or whipped cream to it. That is completely up to you of course. Pretty much any dessert made with fresh berries can be served a la mode.
How Do You Reheat Strawberry Crisp?
You can serve a strawberry crumble or crisp warm or cold. To warm it back up, give it about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. I like to warm it up in the microwave first then pop it in the oven to make sure the center is warm and the topping is crisped back up.
Gluten Free Strawberry Crisp Recipe
Gluten Free Strawberry Crisp
- 5 Cups strawberries fresh
- 2 Tbsp. corn starch
- 1 Cup oats gluten free
- 1/4 Cup flour gluten free
- 2 Tbsp. walnuts chopped
- 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Wash and cut strawberries.
- In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the corn starch.
- Place in an oven safe dish. Set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
- Place over the berries.
- Cook for 25 minutes.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Nothing says spring like a plate of warm gluten free strawberry crisp. Am I right!?! This baked dessert with fruit or berries is versatile and if you ask me, it is better the next day. This is the best gluten free crisp recipe and it is really no fail even for a beginner cook. You will be dreaming of this dessert made with fresh berries anytime you see strawberries in the fridge.
If you are a fan of berry crisp recipes, you might also like this Flavourful Strawberry and Peach Crisp.
Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.