Raw, Vegan, Grain Free Blueberry Nectarine Crisp (For One!)

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on July 11, 2013



First off, a disclaimer!  This is not a real crisp.  This may never take the place of a real crisp.  I love all kinds of fruit crisps, so trust me if you’re looking for a crispy, crunchy, oat filled crisp you’re going to have to bake one.  But!  There are some times when you want to dress some fresh fruit up a little and make a quick healthy snack that’s a little more filling than just a piece of fruit.  This is for those times 🙂

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Let me tell you, fresh fruit is the snack of choice at our house.  That’s pretty much all we eat for snacks.  I try my best to buy local, in season fruit for the majority of our fruit consumption which means we sadly aren’t eating apples at the moment(and we’ll miss them for a couple more months!).  Since we live so close to the Okanagan and have an amazing climate and a lot of different fruit growers locally we often have a lot of incredible fruit.  I couldn’t help myself when I saw some nectarines at the store though so I bought a few.  One day when I looked over and there was one sad, lonely looking nectarine left I decided to do something special with it.

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It doesn’t look so sad with a whole bunch of blueberries does it? 🙂


And then with a super yummy raw and grain free crisp topping all over top?  Perfection!

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This was a perfect afternoon treat that I can’t wait to enjoy again when local peaches are ready.  And maybe one with some sweet cherries when they’re ready.  And you can definitely expect to see another version in the fall when our local apples are ready!  What other fruits do you think would work well in this?


Oh, and did you notice that this is for one person?  It just makes a small amount of crisp topping, but you can absolutely multiply this recipe by as many servings as you need.  Or you can always make enough for 2 and then keep the rest in the fridge like I did 🙂

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I have to tell you how exited I am about this recipe.  It is so customizable.  I’m pretty sure you could use just about any kind of fruit you like.  You could add all kinds of citrus zests to the crisp mixture.  If grains aren’t a problem you could use part nuts and part oats.  You can use all different kinds of spices, nutmeg would be amazing as well as a pinch of ground ginger.  Mmm!  Just thinking about it makes me want to try out new combinations!


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Raw, Vegan, Grain Free Blueberry Nectarine Crisp(For one!)
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Servings: 1 individual crisp
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
  • 1 nectarine sliced or chopped as desired
  • 1/4 - 1/2 C fresh blueberries
  • 1 small squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large Medjool date pit removed
  • 2 tbsp raw almonds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • generous pinch cinnamon
  1. Place all ingredients except blueberries, nectarine and lemon juice in a food processor or blender(I even used my magic bullet to make this!).
  2. Blend until the date and nuts are completely ground up and no large pieces remain, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Place fruit in a bowl and drizzle with a little lemon juice and sprinkle the crumble mixture over top. Top with slivered or sliced almonds if desired and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipes makes just one serving, but you can always increase the amount of servings as desired, just multiply by how many people you're serving!




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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosi December 19, 2016 at 09:41

These fruits are wonderful indeed. It helps promote the detoxification of the body in a very healthy way.


2 Heather July 29, 2013 at 10:01

I bet strawberries and cherries would be so good in this! This is definitely my kind of sweet treat, we have blueberries, nectarines and cherries in season currently and I cannot get enough!


3 Phoebe July 20, 2013 at 11:39

raw peaches and blueberries.. the best way to enjoy these fruits! wonder how they would be if let to rest in a simple syrup of sorts…to soften them for faux baked tenderness (as if fresh fruit is not tender enough already)


4 Erin @ Texanerin Baking July 19, 2013 at 14:21

Raw?! This is a new one. Very interesting! 🙂

It’s going to be so sad when all the good fruit is gone, isn’t it? I have a feeling you have the same issues that I have. Summer is great for fruit but the rest of the year (like the other 9 months…) I have apples and oranges. And super expensive grapes. Or maybe it’s not like that for you. I hope it’s not!

This is gorgeous. So creative, too! But I’m with you in that this wouldn’t replace crisps for me. I can have grains and I’m going to eat them in my crisp and crumbles and whatnot. 😉


5 Chloe Chase July 19, 2013 at 08:31

I love this recipe. It has some of my favorites and room for many variations. Thanks.


6 Julia July 18, 2013 at 15:05

I love this raw crisp topping recipe! So many possibilities!


7 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 16, 2013 at 05:35

Ooh a date and nut topping is a great idea! This looks like a perfect summer treat. 🙂


8 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 14, 2013 at 14:52

Yum!!! I love the idea of using dates as the topping 🙂


9 Kare @ Kitchen Treaty July 14, 2013 at 08:17

This looks so perfect! Love the nectarine with blueberry (and I love that you wanted to give it the special treatment after spying it all alone – that is so cute). 🙂


10 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies July 12, 2013 at 10:45

As soon as I’m done with this darn book, I want to start eating more raw foods. Things like this! I have such a sweet tooth and I could never give up desserts, but raw desserts are healthier and make me feel energized, instead of sluggish and gross. I love nectarines, although here our big summer fruit crop is peaches. 🙂


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