AIP Mixed Berry Crumble Recipe
You don’t need to skip dessert if you’re following autoimmune protocol. This AIP mixed berry crumble recipe accounts for your restrictions and tastes oh so lovely!
It’s easy to feel a little bummed out when you check out the AIP “naughty list” of foods you can’t eat. It’s got some pretty common foods on there.
Foods you don’t even realize are so common until you have to watch out for them.
But it isn’t all bad news. There are plenty of delicious things you can still have, and berries are hanging out near the top of the list.
This crumble calls for a mix of blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Not only do they taste amazing together, but they’re easy to find in the frozen section.
That way you can make this recipe year-round regardless of whether fresh berries are available or not.
How I Made This AIP-Friendly
Even though the berries are allowed on AIP, crumbles typically contain ingredients that are off-limits.
First up, white flour. This gluten-filled nightmare is basically a staple in crumble recipes. But not this one.
Instead, my AIP version uses a mix of coconut and cassava flour to achieve the taste of white flour without the inflammatory impact on your body.
The next ingredient on the chopping block is sugar. Some crumble concoctions have quite a lot of sugar, so it’s important to cut that out of our version.
Instead, a bit of shredded coconut adds some sweetness. This less sweet take on a crumble allows the rich flavors of the berries to shine.
Another ingredient to avoid is butter. Many people have sensitivities to dairy whether they have an autoimmune condition or not.
Even if you don’t think you do, cutting out butter and other dairy products during the elimination phase is really important. You might be surprised.
That said, we still need something to hold the flours in this crumble together. Coconut oil is a great option. Mixed with flour, it achieves the perfect consistency of a delicious crumble.
AIP Swaps For Dairy
For some folks, living dairy-free is the hardest part about AIP. They simply adore cheese, need milk in their coffee, and live for ice cream.
While it’s not exactly the same as the dairy you know and love, there are some alternative choices you can try to get your fix and remain AIP-compliant.
Check out this article with tons of great advice on what you can eat in place of dairy.
A lovely mix of AIP-safe berries.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Tip all the berries into a bowl and add the lemon juice, gently squish the berries, and stir well to combine. Divide the berries between 6 ovenproof ramekins (which have been placed on a tray) and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- In the meantime, combine the flours. Cut the solid coconut oil into small pieces and add to the flour. Rub the mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir the coconut into the mixture.
- When the berries are done, remove the tray from the oven and scatter the crumb mixture evenly over all 6 ramekins. Place back into the oven, cooking for 5-8 more minutes – until the tops are golden and crispy.
- Garnish with more coconut for an additional crunch.
The crumb mixture will melt a little into the pot of berries when baking. This is a good thing as it thickens up the mixture.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 436
- Sugar: 32 g
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 76 g
- Fiber: 32 g
- Protein: 2 g