Healthier Vegan Blueberry Crisp

This naturally sweetened vegan blueberry crisp is made healthier with 100% whole grains and is also dairy-free!

I actually made this blueberry crisp way back in January when I was desperate for anything summer-like. It was heaven. Maple syrup, cinnamon and blueberries is truly a magical combination and so, so comforting. I also tried a variation with lemon juice and lemon zest and while nice and zingy, it didn’t come close to this version!

Healthier Blueberry Crisp {vegan, dairy-free, 100% whole grain}

This recipe is perfect for when you have a blueberry overage. Whenever summer fruit is on sale, I always get overly excited and buy way too much. The past few weeks, peaches have been 44 cents a pound. How am I supposed to resist that?! And they’re not the subpar peaches you’d expect at that price. They’re the best peaches I’ve ever had.

By the way, if you find yourself with too many peaches and blueberries, try this gluten-free + whole grain blueberry peach crumble!

Healthier Blueberry Crisp {100% whole grain, vegan, dairy-free}

I used ivory whole wheat in this blueberry crisp but you can also use regular whole wheat flour. The cinnamon does a great job of covering up the whole wheat taste so it’s just a slight hint!

You probably know I’m all about giving people options so for this blueberry crisp, you can use butter – which I personally prefer in crisps, crumbles and streusel toppings in general due to the buttery taste – or coconut oil for a vegan and dairy-free alternative!

Healthier Blueberry Crisp {vegan, 100% whole grain, and dairy-free}

I used two 4.75″ mini pie dishes but you could also use a small baking dish or what I’m guessing would be four ramekins. If using pie dishes with sides that aren’t very high (like mine), then you’ll likely have to mound the berries quite a bit. I was worried that the blueberries would bubble over the sides but it wasn’t an issue at all. But still – place them on a baking sheet just to be safe.

It’s fantastic warm, cold, room temperature and with or without ice cream (like this maple ice cream!) or vanilla sauce. I preferred mine plain as I didn’t want anything competing with the maple + cinnamon + blueberry bliss. But really, however you serve it – you really can’t go wrong here. :)

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Healthier Vegan Blueberry Crisp (100% whole grain, dairy-free)

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Healthier Vegan Blueberry Crisp
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  • Yield: 2-4 servings


    For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup (62 grams) white whole wheat flour (I used Bob's Red Mill's ivory whole wheat)
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) raw sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons (42 grams) coconut oil1 or 3 1/2 tablespoons (49 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (use coconut oil for vegan / dairy-free)
  • For the blueberry filling:

  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (use 3 tablespoons if your blueberries aren't sweet)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups (427 grams) blueberries, rinsed and patted dry


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (175 °C) and grease two 4.5" or 5" mini pie dishes. If you don't have mini pie dishes, use something with an area close to 40" or use ramekins (I'm guessing you'd need 4).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together all the topping ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In another medium mixing bowl, stir together the the filling ingredients except the blueberries. When well combined, gently stir in the blueberries and coat in the liquid mixture.
  4. Divide the blueberry mixture between the two baking dishes. Depending on the size of your dishes, the blueberries may be mounded well over the top of the dish edge. That's fine as the blueberries will cook down.
  5. Distribute the topping evenly over the blueberries.
  6. Place the dishes on a baking sheet to catch any spills and bake for 28-32 minutes or until the topping is firm and the blueberries are bubbling.
  7. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


  1. I used refined coconut oil, which has no coconut taste. If you use unrefined coconut oil, the topping may have a mild coconut taste.

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32 comments on “Healthier Vegan Blueberry Crisp” — Add one!

  • Naomi says
    August 6, 2015 @ 5:15 am

    Awesome blog! I was wondering, What plugin do you use for the recipe portion to have the rating and print this button?

    • Erin replies to Naomi
      August 6, 2015 @ 7:58 am

      Thanks! My husband custom designed it. Sorry I couldn’t be more of a help!

  • Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
    August 1, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

    Wow, where did you find peaches for that cheap?!? I haven’t seen them for $0.44 a pound anywhere — but blueberries are just coming into season here, and I can’t wait to bake deliciousness like this crisp with them. YUM!

  • Anita says
    July 31, 2015 @ 7:58 am

    Love this – an even more guilt-free way to have dessert in the summer!

  • Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
    July 31, 2015 @ 3:59 am

    I’ve never tried ivory whole wheat, but use the whole wheat pastry flour all the time and love it! Love how your healthified this…will be trying it soon!

    • Erin replies to Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
      August 4, 2015 @ 4:39 pm

      Thank you and I hope you’ll enjoy it! White whole wheat is great stuff, by the way. :)

  • heather | girlichef says
    July 31, 2015 @ 3:58 am

    Pop a scoop of vanilla (or definitely Maple) ice cream on there and I am in heaven! Plus, ivory whole wheat? I am intrigued. Off to google it…

  • Paula - bell'alimento says
    July 30, 2015 @ 10:07 pm

    Blueberries and streussel topping. This is summer swoonworthy Erin!

  • Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} says
    July 30, 2015 @ 6:24 pm

    Ah, perfection! You really can’t beat summer fruit desserts :)

  • Charlotte Moore
    July 30, 2015 @ 5:59 pm

    I have never heard of the ivory wheat. Interesting!! I am not much for blueberries but I am sure any fruit would be great. Looks wonderful!!

    • Erin replies to Charlotte Moore
      July 30, 2015 @ 6:18 pm

      Do you know white whole wheat? It’s the same stuff! Bob’s Red Mill just calls it ivory whole wheat. And you’re right – any fruit would go well here! Like those peaches from South Carolina you wrote about last week. :)

      • Charlotte Moore replies to Erin
        July 31, 2015 @ 1:29 am

        Oh ok!! Just thought it was something new. HA!! I have the hard red, hard white, and soft white berries that I grind. Oh yes, this peaches have been so good. This must have been a good year weather wise for them.

        • Erin replies to Charlotte Moore
          August 4, 2015 @ 4:40 pm

          Same here in Germany! I can’t believe how amazing they’ve all been. Normally we have weeks of hard peaches that mold before they ripen but wow. This season has been nice to us. :)

  • The Food Hunter says
    July 29, 2015 @ 11:56 pm

    the crumble on your crisp looks amazing

  • June @ How to Philosophize with Cake says
    July 29, 2015 @ 11:42 pm

    That looks scrumptious! Love that it is vegan too–I will have to save this recipe :)

  • brenda@sugarfreemom says
    July 29, 2015 @ 9:23 pm

    I actually love when I’ve bought too much of something and have to get creative in different recipes. All the fun of the challenge, but it’s a love hate balance. I’m stressed when I have a busy week and I’ve got to use something before it goes bad. Anyway loving this crisp!

    • Erin replies to brenda@sugarfreemom
      July 30, 2015 @ 6:22 pm

      Oh, gosh. I’m the opposite. All I am is stressed when that happens! It’d be fun if I had an extra cup or so that I needed to use up, but it’s usually like 6 cups. The only thing to make then is pie, crisps and crumbles (which I do love!)

  • Stephanie says
    July 29, 2015 @ 9:18 pm

    I love blueberries and I LOVE crisps! This looks completely divine!

  • Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
    July 29, 2015 @ 9:09 pm

    I have so many blueberries right now too! I can’t wait to make this, I love the ingredients!

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
    July 29, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

    I also have an abundance of blueberries right now – I can’t help it when they are on sale! They need to be made into this delicious crisp – ASAP!

    • Erin replies to Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
      July 30, 2015 @ 6:31 pm

      Right?! It’s absolutely absurd to only buy a package or two of super cheap berries. Until you have to use them up in a rush, anyway. ;)

  • Martha @ A Family Feast says
    July 29, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

    That crumble topping is absolute perfection!


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