This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my Disclosure Policy for details.
July is National Blueberry Month. These superfood berries are at their peak of ripeness as summer gets underway.
In honor of the month, I created a new…and super simple…healthy blueberry treat. Using items I keep on hand…that you probably do too…this dessert came together in a few minutes, while supper simmered on the stove.
Try this easy vegan blueberry crumble for your next get together, tea time or for a simple after supper dessert.
Benefits of Blueberries
I love these delicious berries. And, it turns out, they love me too.
Although domestic blueberries are beneficial as well, it’s the wild blueberry that brings the most health benefits.
They contain extremely high levels of antioxidants, delivering healing to any damaged part of the body. Wild blueberries effectively eradicate heavy metals and other toxins from the body. Plus they are a powerful brain food and amazing at restoring the liver.
Wild blueberries can help prevent any type of cancer and they are so restorative that they are beneficial for any symptom, whether physical, emotional or spiritual. (Info from Life Changing Foods, by Anthony William)
I keep a bag of frozen wild blueberries in the freezer, to add to morning smoothies or vegan treats such as scones.
If you don’t have wild blueberries, use fresh or frozen domesticated blueberries, which are those typically found in the produce or freezer sections of the grocery store.
Ingredients for Easy Vegan Blueberry Crumble
For this simple treat I used frozen wild blueberries, gluten free flour, vegan butter, coconut sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. These are all ingredients that I keep on hand.
Besides the ingredients, you just need a couple of mixing bowls and an 8X8 baking dish.
Easy Vegan Blueberry Crumble
- 4 cups fresh or frozen wild or regular blueberries
- 2 tbsp gluten free flour
- 1/2 cup plant based butter
- 2 cups gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- coconut oil for baking dish
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub coconut oil in 8x8 baking dish.
- If using frozen blueberries, measure 4 cups into a colander and let thaw slightly.
- Melt plant based butter. Combine oats, coconut sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well.
- Transfer blueberries into a bowl. Add two tablespoons of gluten free flour and mix gently.
- Place blueberries into prepared 8x8 baking dish. Top with oat crumble.
- Bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Makes 6 servings.
Tips for Easy Vegan Blueberry Crumble
If using frozen blueberries, wild or regular, allow them to thaw slightly in a colander.
Any gluten free flour is fine. I used a 1:1 gluten free flour, meaning one cup of the gluten free flour equals one cup of regular flour. You may also use almond or oat flour. And if you don’t have a gluten sensitivity, use whatever flour you have on hand.
I also use plant based butter. There are several good brands available, in regular grocery stores or health conscious stores. The coconut sugar is darker than refined sugar and tastes more like brown sugar, but less sweet.
You can add chopped nuts to the crumble topping, if desired.
The Taste Test
As supper finished up, the kitchen filled with the wonderful aroma of baking blueberry crumble. I let it cool for a short time, and then tried it with a cup of hot peppermint tea.
This blueberry crumble is a winner with me! It’s rich with juicy blueberries and I love the slightly crunchy oat topping. The crumble isn’t overly sweet, which is perfect for me. And I can prepare this treat quickly, whenever I want something a bit more than plain fruit.
Are you a fan of blueberries? I hope you’ll enjoy this easy crumble.
And try something from this round up of blueberry recipes. Share your favorite way of enjoying blueberries in the comments below!
Pick up these ingredients from Amazon:
Journey With Healthy Me is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This affiliate program provides a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, all at no extra cost to you.