Savor the Flavors of Summer With This Low-Sugar, Vegan Crumble

pistachio crumble
Photo: Kate Gavlick
It’s berry season—finally! If you’ve got a crisper drawer full of strawberries, blueberries, and more, VeguKate founder nutritionist Kate Gavlick has the perfect way to use them: this low-sugar, vegan dessert starring fresh fruit and topped with a pistachio-cardamom crumble.

“My favorite thing about this recipe is that it can be made with practically whatever you have on hand, which makes for a quick dessert and a fun way to entertain a crowd all summer long,” says Gavlick. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants from the fruits (she suggests using whatever looks good at the market—strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, you name it!), healthy fats from the coconut oil and pistachios, and fiber from the oats.

It's the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner—but no judgment if you wind up devouring it for breakfast.

Summer Pistachio and Cardamom Crumble

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  • Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    20 minutes
  • Servings


For the filling

For the crumble


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a large baking dish with coconut oil.

  2. In a large bowl, combine berries, cherries, and apples. Mix well.

  3. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, cornstarch or arrowroot powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and sea salt. Mix well to combine. Spread into greased baking dish; set aside.

  4. In a small bowl, combine all crumble ingredients. Use your hands to work coconut oil into mixture and form small crumbles and clumps. Pour mixture onto fruit evenly.

  5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly and crumble topping is browned.

  6. Serve crumble with coconut cream, ice cream, or a scoop of coconut yogurt.

Recipe Notes

For more healthy desserts, check out these refreshing popsicles and these chocolate cupcakes.

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