Easy to Make Dessert Recipes:
Raspberry Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp

This is one of my favorite easy to make dessert recipes. What could be nicer than a warm berry oatmeal crisp - especially on a cold winter's day?

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This easy oatmeal crisp is very quick to make. I can have it in the oven in no time at all.

This recipe is infinitely adaptable. Use whatever berries and fruits are in season. You can also use frozen fruit.

Eat the crisp as is, or pour some milk or cream over it. Or top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or some whipped cream!

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • rolled oats
    • whole wheat flour
    • cinnamon
    • ground allspice
    • ground nutmeg
    • salt

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • maple syrup
    • butter

Buy these fresh ingredients

  • raspberries and blueberries

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a baking pan or casserole dish
    • a bowl
    • measuring cups and spoons
    • a fork
    • a spoon

    The recipe

    Preheat oven to 375F/190C.

    3 cups/750 mL fresh blueberries

    3 cups/750 fresh raspberries

    2 Tbsp/30 mL maple syrup

    1 cup/250 mL rolled oats

    1 cup/250 mL whole wheat flour

    1/2 tsp/2 mL cinnamon

    1/4 tsp/1 mL ground allspice

    1/4 tsp/1 mL ground nutmeg

    1/4 tsp/1 mL salt

    1/3 cup/75 mL butter, melted

    Spread the berries in a baking pan.

    Drizzle the maple syrup over the berries.

    In a bowl, mix the oats, flour, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt with a fork.

    Add the melted butter to the bowl.
    Mix with a fork until the mixture is evenly damp.

    Spoon the oat mixture over the berries.
    Pat it down firmly.

    Bake for 35-40 minutes, uncovered, until the berries are bubbly and the top is light brown.


    • Use frozen berries instead of fresh. Thaw them at least slightly.

    • Use another flour (like spelt, oat, or white) instead of whole wheat flour. Or use a mixture.

    • Use honey instead of maple syrup.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Use your favorite berries. Strawberries would be good! Or use another fruit, like apples, peaches, or cherries. Or how about adding some rhubarb? Try a combination of fruits and berries. Use your imagination! You can't really go wrong!


    • Melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove, in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in an ovenproof bowl in the warm oven.

    • If you don't have all of the spices, just use the ones you have - or use none at all. The dessert will still taste great!

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