Extra Crumbly Plum Crisp

Extra Crumbly Plum Crisp


Gluten free Extra Crumble Plum Crisp on MarlaMeridith.com 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 MarlaMeridith.com 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 MarlaMeridith.com blog

Use what you love and will make you *smile*

Gluten free Extra Crumble Plum Crisp on MarlaMeridith.com 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 MarlaMeridith.com blog

Or with ice cream for dessert…

Gluten free Extra Crumble Plum Crisp on MarlaMeridith.com 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.

Crisp and Crumble Recipe Links

39 Responses to Extra Crumbly Plum Crisp

  1. 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 [:

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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….

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