Extra Crumbly Plum Crisp

by Marla on May 21, 2012 · 39 comments

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Gluten free Extra Crumble Plum Crisp on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Are you getting ready for the official kick-off to summer? I cannot believe Memorial Day is around the bend. As the weather heats up we enjoy all kinds of fruity desserts, breakfasts and snacks. Sometimes I love crumbles and crisps with lots of ooey gooey fruits. Other times I want a more crumbly crisp. It all depends on the mood for the day.

Here friends I came up with an Extra Crumbly Crisp. For those days when more topping is top priority.

Don’t be shy. This crisp is just as good n’ healthy for breakfast as it is for a guilt free dessert.

Fresh plums on Family Fresh Cooking blog

I always love seeing new seasonal produce come into the markets. Plums, apricots, melons and strawberries are everywhere!

Please don’t fret if you don’t have fresh plums on hand. Strawberries, blueberries, apples, apricots would be tasty too.

Gluten free Extra Crumble Plum Crisp on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Use what you love and will make you *smile*

Gluten free Extra Crumble Plum Crisp on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Enjoy with Thick Greek Yogurt for breakfast.

Or with milk…if you are vegan then you know what to do.

This crisp is all ready gluten free and vegan.

Gluten free Extra Crumble Plum Crisp on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Or with ice cream for dessert…

Gluten free Extra Crumble Plum Crisp on Family Fresh Cooking blog

The point is to have extra crumbly crumbs with your fruit. I added dried apricots for good measure. Raisins or dried cranberries would be great too.

What is your favorite fruit crisp or crumble recipe? Feel free to add some links in your comments.

Extra Crumbly Plum Crisp

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Extra Crumbly Plum Crisp


  • 6 fresh Plums, chop into bite sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) roasted Pecans, grind into a meal
  • 2 cups (75 grams) Brown Rice Cereal
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (43 grams) unrefined Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1-2 droppers full Vanilla Stevia Drops adjust to taste
  • a large handful diced Dried Apricots, Raisins or chopped Prunes
  • Serving Suggestions
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Thick Greek Yogurt
  • Homemade Whipped Cream
  • in a bowl with some Milk


    Roast Nuts
  • If your nuts are not all ready roasted pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Coarsely chop nuts and put on a baking sheet in a single layer. Toast until fragrant, about ten minutes.
  • Crisp
  • Keep oven temperature at 350 degrees F.
  • Grind nuts in a food processor until a meal/coarse flour is formed. Be careful not to make pecan butter. Remove nuts and place in a large mixing bowl. Pulse the brown rice cereal in the food processor until you have coarse flour. Combine all ingredients with one tablespoon cold water in the mixing bowl. Place crisp in a bake safe casserole dish and bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Notes
  • Add more or less fruit depending on your preference.
  • Use any nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios...
  • If your dried fruit does not soften to your liking you can soak them for a few minutes in warm water and pat dry before you mix it into the crisp.

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren May 21, 2012 at 6:39 am

Beautiful, Marla!


2 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 21, 2012 at 6:40 am

Wow, now this is a breakfast I can get on board with! No more depressing toast.


3 Marla May 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

You are too funny. Yes, skip the toast and go with the fruit crisp. More reason to go bounding out of bed :)


4 Rosa May 21, 2012 at 6:40 am

A marvelous creation! Very tempting. I cannot resist desserts/treats containing plums.




5 Katrina May 21, 2012 at 7:37 am

I love my crisps extra crumbly, that’s for sure!


6 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch May 21, 2012 at 7:40 am

Absolutely gorgeous, Marla! Those plums! Mercy, I’m craving one right now!


7 Stephanie May 21, 2012 at 7:57 am

I’d love this with ice cream! Thanks.


8 Denise @ Creative Kitchen May 21, 2012 at 8:30 am

Oh this looks AMAZING! I love how natural this recipe is.


9 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective May 21, 2012 at 10:17 am

I’m all about the crisp-factor and the plums are displayed so beautifully. Looks like heaven!


10 Rikki May 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

Oh gosh, this looks delightful! I love plums and I realized that I’ve never had them in a crisp before, but it’s such a perfect idea. I’ve been missing out. Gorgeous photos, I have to go grab a plum now [:


11 Marla May 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Rikki, hope you found that plum. I must dash over to your blog right now to see what is doing back east :)


12 Angie May 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

It’s all about the crumble crisp topping!!! What a great summer dessert for a memorial day BBQ! Fresh and tastes like summer.
Love your beautiful photos. You’ve done it again.


13 Marla May 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Thanks Angie. Remember that fun Memorial Day we had on the beach a few years ago? There were some great eats there!


14 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free May 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

Of course the topping is a high-priority! it’s the best part 😀 😀


15 Marla May 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Thank you for understanding Alex :)


16 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Plums are far under-used in the blog world, and I love to see them in beautiful desserts like this. Especially in a crisp, you can really taste their natural sweetness! Thanks for sharing and reminding me of one of my favorite fruits, Marla. Also, I’m having a ChicWrap giveaway today that you should enter!


17 Marla May 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Thanks Georgia, I will pop over to check out your giveaway now. Plums should never be underrated. You are right though, I don’t see many folks using them in recipes. I will hopefully post a lot with them this season! I bet you have some great plumy recipe ideas too!


18 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I love crumbles and crisps, so much. This would be perfect! I could go to town on just that crumbly topping :) But I adore plums, too!


19 Marla May 21, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Averie, thank goodness for lots and lots of crispy crumble…


20 Val @ Tips on Healthy Living May 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Love the idea of using the brown rice cereal here. Plums + pecans — what an awesome combo!


21 Marla May 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Val, all together they add lots of energetic flavors :)


22 Jen at The Three Little Piglets May 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

While I like any kind of crisp, I’m still a sucker for just plain old apple. Although peach and raspberry comes in at a VERY close second!


23 Marla May 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Jen, I love ’em all. A great apple crisp is the ultimate comfort food and I could go for some of that peach/raspberry right about now!


24 Marina@Picnic at Marina May 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I love anything plums, and don’t care much about crumbs. But I have to wait for plums another months or so… I wish I could eat some of your’s …:)


25 Kitchen Belleicious May 22, 2012 at 6:06 am

if your gonna have a crisp you might as well as the most crispiest crisp there is! LOVE IT!


26 Jenny Flake May 22, 2012 at 6:27 am

This is beautiful Marla! I can practically taste it! We are due for another lunch date! xoxo


27 Marla May 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Jenny, we sure are. When I get back from Telluride….in the next few weeks. Miss you bunches!


28 susan May 22, 2012 at 6:28 am

Plums – one of my all time favorite fruits! Love the flavor combos, Marla!


29 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] May 22, 2012 at 6:46 am

This looks incredible! I would definitely pair it with Greek yogurt. What are some alternatives to brown rice cereal? Thanks, Marla!


30 Marla May 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Allison, have fun with it. You can try ground oats, wheat flakes, Uncle Sam’s cereal. This really can be so versatile. Let me know if you try something new….


31 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} May 22, 2012 at 7:11 am

Healthy fruit crisps are my absolute favorite desserts. Plum especially. Gorgeous.


32 Marla May 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Thanks Marina! Gotta love those plums :)


33 TidyMom May 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

looks beautiful Marla! I love plums but never bake with them


34 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm

amazing looking as always! Bookmarked this!


35 Kristina Vanni May 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

This looks great Marla! Plum is an ingredient you don’t see that often. I love it!


36 Marla May 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Kristina, a lot of folks have been saying that. We need to make the plum more popular…it is so wonderful and versatile :)


37 aida mollenkamp May 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I adore plum crisps, Marla — in fact, I even have one in my cookbook! Thanks for including the extra crunch because I think that’s key to a good dessert!


38 Jamie May 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I don’t have coconut oil and I have never used it. What can I put in it’s place? Vegetable oil?


39 Marla May 24, 2012 at 6:14 am

Jamie, I also tried this with grapeseed oil. Not as much flavor but still good :)


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