Healthy Blueberry Crisp

///Healthy Blueberry Crisp

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

Fresh, plump summer blueberries shine in my Healthy Blueberry Crisp with chia seeds!

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

Hi friends!

I spent a few days in Charlotte last month and got to catch up with my college roommate Lori.  She excels at figuring out how to make super healthy food that still tastes really good.  Remember the Black Bean Brownie recipe with homemade fudge icing she gave me?

She made me a healthy blueberry crisp that was totally drool worthy.  And then she told me what was in it.. chia seeds!

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

The chia seeds act as a perfect thickener, while adding nutrients.

Healthy Blueberry Crisp-

When the crisp is baked, you hardly notice them.

The topping is whole wheat flour, oats, coconut sugar and either real butter or coconut oil

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

Unfortunately, she doesn’t cook with measurements so I had to come home and figure out the exact details for you guys.

But I think I nailed it!

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

This crisp is super easy to make, totally delish and a new family favorite!

Healthy Blueberry Crisp-


Healthy Blueberry Crisp

Plump and sweet blueberries shine in the Healthy Blueberry Crisp with chia seeds!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • For the berry mixture:
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • For topping:
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter or coconut oil, room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9 x 9 casserole dish.
  • Mix fruit mixture.
  • Mix the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Break the butter or coconut oil into chunks and blend into the dry mixture well using fork, pastry cutter or clean hands. You want the butter or coconut oil to be in small well incorporated pieces.
  • Put the berry mixture into the greased pan and top with an even layer of the topping.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until the topping is brown.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’m spilling family weight loss secrets.  How my Dad lost 100 pounds!  I hope to see you then.

Your turn!

What is your favorite dessert to health-ify?

How is your week going?

By | 2018-08-03T11:43:58-04:00 August 11th, 2015|Dessert, Food|43 Comments


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  2. Jen September 2, 2015 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Yum!! Just found this and I can’t wait to try it! I’m a huge fan of fruit desserts.

    • JulieWunder September 3, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Thanks Jen! It’s a good one. The chia seeds work amazing in it!

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  4. Farrah August 16, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Ahh, this looks awesomely delicious! I adore blueberries (well, really just berries of any kind, but still)! :]! This sounds like the perfect dessert!

  5. Miz Helen August 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    There is nothing better than a fresh Blueberry Crisp and your recipe looks delicious. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Alli @ Tornadough Alli August 14, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

    This looks great! I’ve never had a blueberry crisp before! I might need to give this a try soon! I would love for you to come link over with us at Throw Back Thursdays!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the invitation Ali! I’ll try to remember next week.

  7. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes August 13, 2015 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    The chia seeds are totally genius!

  8. Jaime August 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    This looks SO GOOD, Julie! I love making cobbler this time of year. I need to give this recipe a try!

  9. [email protected] August 12, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    This looks like the perfect and healthy summertime dessert! Blueberries are so good this time of year. Thanks for sharing this!

  10. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction August 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Great idea to add chia seeds! Can’t wait to try this!

  11. Annette @ Sweating Through Life August 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I made a blueberry crisp not that long ago from a website I found on pinterst….but this one looks much healthier! I can’t wait to make it!

  12. Ivanna August 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    This looks great I love blueberries

  13. Danyelle Musselman August 12, 2015 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Blueberries are a family favorite, I’m going to have to try this

  14. Gingi August 12, 2015 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Mmmmm, I love making crisps and cobblers this time of year, when the berries are all ripe!! <3 –

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      One of my favorite things about this time of year!

  15. Jess @hellotofit August 11, 2015 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Banana ice cream has been my favorite dessert to health-ify for the past…six months, haha. This looks AWESOME! I’ve been craving a crisp recipe, and now I have a reason to make one!

  16. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking August 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    What a lovely recipe Julie and just right for blueberry season!

  17. Nicole @ Fitful Focus August 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    oh my yum! I want to make this this weekend!!

  18. Andrea August 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I love all crisps!!! Favorite dessert. Do you have to grind up chia seeds to get the benefits like flax seeds or is that different?

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      For this recipe no grinding necessary! They get kind of gelatin-y when you soak/ bake them.

  19. Blueberries are so good right now! That looks amazing yum! Thanks for linking up

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deborah! I could survive on fruit this time of year!

  20. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 11, 2015 at 8:34 am - Reply

    This looks almost too pretty to eat! But don’t worry I would quickly get over that.

  21. [email protected] August 11, 2015 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Julie, this recipe looks wonderful and I would love to try it! I am wondering where to find coconut sugar? Is it available in the grocery aisle or a specialty store? Thanks for sharing a great and healthy recipe!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      I just found it in Publix. I’ve also seen it in Whole Foods. It’s becoming much more popular. Grocery with other sugars.

  22. Susie @ SuzLyfe August 11, 2015 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Can I marry Lori? Do you think Alex would mind?? I DON”T CARE

  23. Blane Sherer August 11, 2015 at 5:53 am - Reply

    I believe Lori deserves two thumbs up !!
    I do remember the black bean brownie.
    I believe this blue berry crisp is a winner too.

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