Posted by Mike Miryala on
Fruits can absolutely be part of a keto or low-carb diet. Just be mindful of how much you’re eating – this Blueberry Crumble recipe yields 16 servings, so it’s the perfect dessert for a family gathering or party.
Fresh vs. Frozen
In making this recipe, you’ll inevitably encounter the age-old question: fresh blueberries, or frozen?
Of course, fresh is always best, but there are a couple of obstacles associated with fresh blueberries in particular.
For starters, their growing season is short. As in, blink and you’ll miss it.
The other is that they tend to be really expensive. I know my jaw has dropped at the price of one of those teeny clear plastic bins containing what appears to be a handful of fruit.
If price is no object, or it happens to be blueberry season, go for it. Otherwise, frozen blueberries are an acceptable alternative.
If you go the frozen route, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, make sure the blueberries don’t contain any added sugar. Watch out for bags that say “sweetened” or “lightly sweetened,” and check the ingredient list on the back.
Once you’ve hunted down some unsweetened berries, make sure you resist the temptation to thaw them before starting on this recipe. They can go right in the oven, but you may need to adjust your cooking time by about five minutes.
A Classic and Nutritious Dessert
Blueberry crumble is a classic dessert that is loved by many, but traditional recipes can be high in carbohydrates and sugar. Fortunately, there are many delicious low-carb versions of this dessert that you can make at home, including a mouth-watering low-carb blueberry crumble.
One of the best things about this low-carb blueberry crumble is that it is incredibly versatile. You can add your favorite flavors and toppings to the crumble to create different variations. For example, you can add cinnamon or nutmeg to the crumble mixture for a warm and spicy flavor. You can also add chopped nuts, such as almonds or pecans, for added crunch and nutrition.
Low-carb blueberry crumble is a great dessert option for individuals looking to reduce their carbohydrate intake while still satisfying their sweet tooth. Blueberries provide a rich source of antioxidants and fiber, while almond flour and coconut provide healthy fats and fiber. This dessert is also easy to make and can be made in advance, making it a great option for entertaining or meal prep. Give it a try and enjoy a guilt-free dessert that is both nutritious and delicious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
Category: Dessert, Snack
Description: A perfect dessert for a perfect summer day.
- 13 oz (365 g) blueberries
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) ghee, melted
- 2 Tablespoons (30 g) coconut oil, solid
- 1/2 cup (60 g) almond flour
- 1/4 cup (20 g) shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Add blueberries to a bowl. With the back of a fork, gently press down on some of the blueberries. Mix in the lemon juice, vanilla extract, and melted ghee. Pour the mixture into an 8” baking dish.
- Cut the coconut oil into small pieces. Combine the flour and coconut oil until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the shredded coconut.
- Spread the flour mixture over the blueberries. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden and crispy.
Nutrition: (Estimated and based on per-serving amounts.)
- Calories: 73
- Fat: 6 g
- Total Carbs: 6 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Sugar: 4 g
- Net Carbs: 4 g
- Protein: 1 g