Oatmeal Berry Chia Crisp//The Spicy RD

This gluten-free berry crisp is so delicious, & easy to make!

Do you want to know just how easy this gluten-free berry crisp is to make???

If you’ve got berries, oats, plus a few other ingredients, you can be popping it in the oven in 15 minutes or less!

1. Gather your berries. Strawberries & blueberries are a delicious pairing, but feel free to use whatever berries you have on hand.

Strawberries & Blueberries//The Spicy RD

2.  Prep your berries. Rinse them. Slice the strawberries.  Toss them together with the blueberries in a bowl, along with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and chia seeds.

3.  Prepare “crisp” topping. Mix oats, gluten-free flour, melted coconut oil, & brown sugar together.

4. Prep ramekins/custard cups. Spread a little coconut oil on them, add berry mixture, and top with crisp mixture.  

5. Pop ’em in the oven for 20 minutes while you sit back and relax.

6. Sniff the delicious aroma of freshly baked Gluten-Free Berry Crisp coming from your kitchen.  Pull the baking sheet out of the oven & restrain yourself for a minute or 2 while you allow the berry crisps to cool, then, dig in!!!

Oatmeal Chia Berry Crisp//The Spicy RD

3 Good Reasons to Make these Gluten Free Berry Crisps Today!

  1. Each crisp contains a full serving of super healthy, antioxidant-loaded, MIND Diet friendly berries.
  2. You also get a healthy dose of microbiome-friendlyΒ fiber.
  3. Chia seeds are rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats as well as fiber.
Oatmeal Berry Chia Crisp//The Spicy RD

Easy Gluten Free Berry Crisp

Fresh strawberries and blueberries pair together deliciously in this quick and easy, vegan, gluten-free oatmeal chia berry crisp!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Juice from 1/2 Meyer lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional for a little additional sweetness
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour, or brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted, plus extra for ramekins
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir together strawberries, blueberries, lemon juice, and chia seeds in a mixing bowl.
  • In another bowl, stir together oats, flours, brown sugar, coconut oil, and salt.
  • Grease 4 ramekins {or custard cups} with coconut oil, then spoon fruit mixture in to ramekins and top with oatmeal/flour mixture. Place on a baking sheet in oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until topping is crispy.
  • Remove from oven to cool slightly, then serve.


In addition to being vegan and gluten-free. this oatmeal chia berry crisp is suitable for a low FODMAP diet too. Feel free to substitute another gluten-free flour, such as brown rice, millet, or quinoa flour for the sorghum flour.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, MIND Diet, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword fruit crisp, gluten free fruit crisp, summer dessert
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  1. 27 grams of sugar seems like alot.

    1. EA Stewart says:

      Hi Carol! Thanks for your comment. Yes, 27 grams of sugar seems like a lot, however, 16 grams are from added sugars (brown sugar + maple syrup) and the rest is from natural sugar in the fruit, plus you also get 7 grams of fiber per serving. If you’d like to reduce the added sugar I would suggest swapping the brown sugar in the topping with Swerve or Lakanto brown sugar-2 non-nutritive sweeteners that taste pretty good. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out. Cheers!

  2. Regan @ The Healthy Aperture Blog says:

    Now THIS is my kind of dessert!! Yum πŸ™‚

  3. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says:

    Sweet and cute lil heart!! Love crisps especially this time of the year πŸ™‚

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Kiran!! xo

  4. Wait, are you sure this is your life and not mine?? (: Photo shoot, run and errand with oven on! Mean mommy voice. That’s me! Thanks for making me smile. Plus I love a new use for chia seeds. And I’m sending my friend with FODMAP issues here too! (PS. Sorry for late comment. Was on vacation for a week and am now catching up on my fave blogs!)

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Ha! We could be the mean mommy twins!!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sending your friend over Serena!

  5. Pamela Salzman says:

    I’m making an apricot-cherry crisp for company tomorrow, although the thought of pitting all those cherries doesn’t excite me! I’ve never added chia to the fruit, though. I’m assuming it’s to thicken the juices instead of using extra flour. Awesome idea — going to try it!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Apricot-Cherry crisp sounds delicious! I added the chia seeds for an extra nutrition boost, but, yes, they do help to thicken the fruit a little too-win, win πŸ™‚

  6. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Mmm, berry crisps just say summer to me, especially if you add a little scoop of ice cream on the side. πŸ˜‰

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      You can never go wrong with a little scoop of Ice Cream πŸ™‚

  7. recipe and commentary tie for me, you’re funny and I think despite my baking issues, I can make this…going to friends end of month may make this one!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I have faith in you Lauren, and I think your friends’ will be quite happy if you show up on their doorstop with a crisp πŸ™‚

  8. Shannon Lim says:

    I seriously salute all the mommy food bloggers.. gosh you guys are like superwoman! oh boy, my reasons for not being able to post more frequently sounds so lame now.. lol
    and those berry crisp look so delicious!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks for the salute Shannon, but I’m sure you are super busy too πŸ™‚

  9. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

    Chia!!! One of my favorite ingredients. πŸ™‚ This looks delicious. I think I might make it this week, in fact–I have everything I need for it!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Hope you make it soon Kiersten! I think next time I make it, I might double the amount of chia πŸ™‚

  10. The Spicy RD says:

    I can imagine your Grandma makes an amazing crisp Terra! Want to trade your animals for my kids one afternoon? πŸ™‚

  11. Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style says:

    Beautiful! Hope you have time to relax after that hectic day πŸ™‚

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Viviane! Seeing as my kid’s last day of school before summer break, is this Thursday, there’s not a lot of relaxing for me on the horizon πŸ™‚

  12. Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian says:

    This looks just amazing!
    I don’t think I have ever had a berry crisp but I know I would love it based on these pictures!
    What a sweet note! So cute!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Kristen! Hope you get to try it soon πŸ™‚

  13. Just happened to have warehouse size containers of strawberries and blueberries, so…
    crisp for lunch. Read about it, made it, devoured it in 40 minutes! Went non-gluten free, but we did use whole wheat flour to make it “healthy.” Had no chia seeds, but added lemon zest. What’s for dinner?

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Perfect lunch! Love the addition of the lemon zest-will try that next go around πŸ™‚

  14. Kristi Rimkus says:

    I love the heart – so sweet! I love a berry crisp. Great idea to at chia.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Kristi! I thought the heart was pretty sweet too πŸ™‚

  15. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    Ah, I remember those days…Actually I had a modified version of your hectic time squeezing in blogging and mommy duties today. My daughter is on a work experience placement 40 minutes away and phoned right as I was sorting my light meter for ‘the golden hour’ when my photos would have been just perfect (or perfect considering it was me behind the camera) to ask to me to pick her up ‘right now’. Two hours early. Needless to say, the photos were rubbish when I finally got to do them, but at least it is another excuse to remake what I hope is a delicious dish tomorrow! When I won’t be answering my phone. Anyway, rant over, I LOVE this take on the traditional crisp. Love the ingredients, the fact it is low FODMAPs, and that even nutritionists can’t get there kids to eat arugula. You are too funny x

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much! I feel your pain with the perfect light/photo thing Kellie πŸ™‚

  16. Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    Ooooh this looks so fricking amazing – I love me a good fruit crisp during the summer. I adore the story that goes along with it, too!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Deanna!!! πŸ™‚

  17. The Candid RD says:

    A crispy/crumbly and sweet dessert that is also low fodmaps?! Pinning this now!! It looks amazing!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Gina! I usually make this as an Apple Cinnamon crisp, but thought it would be nice to make a low FODMAPs version too πŸ™‚

  18. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    Glad there are oatmeal chia berry crisps in “mommy paradise!” πŸ™‚ They sound wonderful!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      LOL! Thanks Andrea πŸ™‚