A super easy elderberry recipe that’s both simple and sweet, just as a crumble should be!
There’s nothing better than wrapping up a long day with this gorgeous berry crumble. A delicious warm berry filling covered with a crumbly sweet mixture that gets even better with a scoop of ice cream over the top.
It’s the perfect combination of flavors, textures, temperatures and everything in between. Talk about a party in your mouth.
Want to know the best part about this recipe? It’s easily adaptable to become dairy-free and gluten-free. So if you, your family, or your dinner guests have diet restrictions — no worries at all.
Not only is this recipe absolutely delicious, but it’s actually good for you! With a combination of fresh strawberries, blueberries and organic elderberry syrup you’re body gets a boost of antioxidants, nutrients and flavonoids.
Yes, please! I’m sure you don’t want any of your summer fun to get ruined by getting sick.
Let’s take a look at these incredible health benefits.
Health Benefits of Elderberry Fruits
These powerful purple berries are rich in flavonoids, especially anthocyanins, which are also responsible for giving them their deep purple color. The elderberry is full of vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidants.
This superfood isn’t just for flu season though, eat them year-round to…
- Boost your immune system
- Help with allergies
- Support skin health
- Promote healthy digestive function
Some evidence suggests that the elderberry fruit contains antiviral agents that have the potential to weaken viruses. They are known for their ability to potentially shorten the duration and symptoms of colds and flu.
Health Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries are not only my favorite fruit ever, but they’re also loaded with vitamins (like vitamin C), fiber and high levels of antioxidants (what you want to stay sick-free). These powerful red berries…
- Boost your immune health
- Improve your skin health
- Lower cholesterol
- Reduce inflammation
- Regulate blood pressure
- Boost your fiber
- Help with weight management
Whew! That’s not even all of it.
Interesting fact: Strawberries are a member of the rose family and were first cultivated in Ancient Rome.
Health Benefits of Blueberries
These blue gems are high in nutrients and are considered The King of Antioxidants. The reason for this nickname? They’re believed to have the highest level of antioxidants out of all common fruits and veggies.
Blueberries may also help…
- Reduce DNA damage
- Lower blood pressure
- Protect against both aging and cancer
- Prevent heart disease
- Maintain brain function
- Improve memory health
- Fight urinary tract infections
Blueberries are great in any season. They always help fight against illnesses so you can lead your best life.
Why You’ll Love This Healthy Elderberry Crumble
There are so many reasons to love this recipe — I thought I’d list a few for you.
You’ll see for yourself why these should make an appearance in your home ASAP.
- Low on sugar — this crumble is made with far less sugar than other crumbles, making it perfectly acceptable to not only have this as dessert, but for breakfast (try topping it with yogurt or maple syrup), lunch, dinner, or even just a snack.
- Delicious — bursting with fresh berries and a crumbly topping that literally melts in your mouth and keeps you coming back for more. It’s pretty much summer on a plate!
- Healthy — blueberries and elderberry fruits are practically superfoods, the health benefits are mind-blowing. With every bite, you’re building your immune system and giving your body what it craves to be healthy.
- Easy — this recipe is ridiculously easy with one mixing bowl to prep and one baking pan to pop in the oven. You don’t have to have any fancy equipment.
- Adaptable — you can easily make this dessert dairy-free by skipping out on the ice cream, or gluten-free by using gluten-free oats. Easy switches so everyone can enjoy!
- Gorgeous — I don’t know about you, but I love presenting gorgeous dishes at BBQs, get-togethers, etc. When people gush as you uncover your dish and the chorus of, “Oh my gosh that looks amazing” begins, it makes my heart happy.
My friends and family are obsessed with this elderberry crumble and I’m sure yours will be too. Not only is it delicious, but it’s healthy and easily adaptable.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Elderberry Crumble
It’s time to get cooking!
FOR THE FRUIT FILLING:
- Organic Elderberry Syrup
- Lemon (for zest & juice)
- Arrowroot Powder
FOR THE CRUMBLE TOPPING:
- Old fashioned oats
- Almond flour
- Maple sugar (or coconut sugar)
- Unsalted butter
- Baking powder
How to Make This Elderberry Crumble
Step 1: Add all of your filling ingredients to a large mixing bowl, then gently toss until thoroughly combined.
Step 2: Pour your filling mixture into a baking pan or cast-iron skillet.
Step 3: Combine your crumble ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk.
Step 4: Pour your topping evenly over the filling mixture and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
Step 5: Allow it to cool for 30 minutes, then serve with whipped cream, ice cream, yogurt, maple syrup, or enjoy just as is!
Conquer The Waiting Game
I know it’s going to be super tempting to dig into this delightful and vibrant Berry Crumble as soon as it comes out of the oven, but don’t!
Fight it with all your might, because the consistency right out of the oven will let you down. It needs a good 30 minutes to set. Let the filling thicken and the topping crystalize to get that crunchy yet crumbly texture I know you’ll love.
I promise — it’ll be worth the wait.
How to Make Gluten- & Dairy-Free Elderberry Crumble
You can make this elderberry crumble gluten-free, dairy-free, or both with just a few easy swaps.
For gluten-free: be sure to use gluten-free oats and you’re good to go! If you decide to serve this with ice cream, also be sure it’s gluten-free (yes, there are some additives in ice cream that have gluten).
For dairy-free: this crumble recipe is already dairy-free! Woohoo! Just pair it with coconut milk ice cream (coconut whipped cream is also divine) and you’ll be in heaven.
How to Store This Elderberry Crumble
If you don’t plan on eating the entire pan the same day you make it, just wait until it’s completely cooled, cover with plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge.
This crumble will stay good for about 4 days in the fridge. Just dip your portion and reheat in the microwave.