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Slow Cooker Berry Crumble

Slow Cooker Berry Crumble is an easy, no-sugar-added recipe that can double as a dessert or breakfast. Just a few simple ingredients and a little while in the crock pot and it’s ready to eat!

Slow Cooker Berry Crumble is an easy, no-sugar-added recipe that can double as a dessert or breakfast. Just a few simple ingredients and a little while in the crock pot and it's ready to eat!

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Ok. I am not sure if this Berry Crumble recipe is a dessert or a breakfast. We enjoyed it on its own, but I want to try pairing with plain greek yogurt for a delicious high-protein breakfast treat.

It’s surprisingly sweet-tart flavor combination makes it the perfect dessert, as well.   It shocked our guest to learn that, other than the naturally occurring fruit sugars, it is also a healthy sugar-free dessert.

I made the Berry Crumble in a slow cooker, so the house filled with the delightful fruit and oat aroma, too.  I love getting rave reviews about such an easy recipe!

Where I found the recipe

Essential IBS Cookbook: 200 Delicious IBS Meals To Manage Symptoms Of IBS

Essential IBS Cookbook: 200 Delicious IBS Meals To Manage Symptoms Of IBS

I adapted this recipe from the book Essential IBS Cookbook.  This book contains 200 delicious low-FODMAP recipes to help control IBS symptoms.  I became interested in this book because David suffers from IBS.  Frequently, foods trigger his symptoms.  A low-FODMAP diet consists of foods low in sugar and sugar alcohols.  It’s an acronym:
F – Fermentable
O – Oligosaccharides (think fructose or galactose)
D – Disaccharides (such as lactose)
M – Monosaccharides (such as glucose and fructose)
AP – and Polyols – Alcohol sugars (xylitol, erythritol, and other sweeteners that end in ‘ol’)

IBS sufferers are not the only people who benefit from a low-FODMAP diet, though.  People who have other gastrointestinal disorders, frequent migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, or non-celiac gluten sensitivities also see benefit from eating this way.

So, in addition to recipes for every meal, the Essential IBS Cookbook includes a handy pantry checklist, restaurant guide, and a FODMAP shopping guide.

The Essential IBS Cookbook is not a vegetarian or pescatarian cookbook.  However, it does have a vegetarian and a seafood section.  Also, many of the breakfast and dessert recipes are vegetarian.

A serving of this flavorful breakfast/dessert treat has fewer than 200 calories and is nutritionally dense, making Berry Crumble a winner.

A serving of this flavorful breakfast/dessert treat has fewer than 200 calories and is nutritionally dense, making Berry Crumble a winner.

Adaptations I made to the Berry Crumble Slow Cooker recipe

Of course, this isn’t a one-size-fits-all eating plan.  You may experience other triggers. Splenda (sucralose) is a huge trigger for David.  Or something may not trigger you at all.  Basically, I added blackberries.  Blackberries are naturally high in “polyols,” but they aren’t a trigger for David. If blackberries upset your issues, simply leave them out.  We had some in the fridge, so I tossed them in.

I include the full Berry Crumble recipe below, but it’s so simple that I made this 40-second Youtube video:

Slow Cooker Berry Crumble

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Yields: 4

Make this easy, tasty no-sugar added berry crumble recipe for breakfast or dessert! It’s cooked in a slow-cooker, too!

  • 1 qt sliced strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 TBS grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup rolled oats

Combine all the fruit and the grated lemon peel in the bottom of a slow cooker.

Stir cinnamon into oats.

Sprinkle on top of fruit (do not stir).

Cook on high for 2-3 hours and enjoy!


  • Calories: 186
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 41 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams

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  85 Responses to “Berry Crumble Slow Cooker Recipe and the low-FODMAP Diet”

  1. I love any kind of fruit crumble, in the UK it seems to be one of the favourite desserts. Strawberries happen to be my favourite, so l can’t wait to give this a try. Such a treat!

  2. My kids would love this recipe because they are obsessed with berries. I love how easy it is to put together!

  3. I could eat this for breakfast and as a dessert… in one same day 🙂 Sounds delicious. Since I experienced IBS and gastritis 2 y ago I know all about food that triggers the symptoms. Thanks for this lovely recipe and recommendation of that book. It’s very helpful information for those who still have mentioned problems.

    • I did just that when I ate it. Several of my family members have tummy issues, and this is the requested dessert for our mother’s day brunch. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

  4. I love anything that can be made in a slow cooker! It makes the house smell AMAZING – plus it’s hands off. This look so yummy!

  5. Great way to enjoy a dessert without the guilt. My slow cookers are my absolute favorite small kitchen appliances!

  6. I’m so excited for crumble season – yes, there’s a season! Right about now and in the next few weeks to come, my neck of the woods will be permeated with lots of local fresh grown berries and I can’t wait to try this dessert. Looks sooooooooo good!

  7. In the midst of summer I do love using my slow cooker as it’s too hot and I don’t want to turn the oven on. I have made berry cobbler on my slow cooker so I can be sure this crumble would be a great recipe to try there, too. YUM!

  8. What a lovely dish and so happy that this brings out the natural sweetness from the berries rather than anything added. I can have this for breakfast and also as dessert with some yogurt.

  9. This would actually be perfect for breakfast or dessert. I bet it makes your house smell amazing. Love that there is no added sugar. Will be trying this soon as I’m a big fan of slow cooker recipes.

  10. This is really interesting, I have never heard of the FODMAP diet. I have IBS and I am pretty sure my son may have it also, I am definitely going to read more about this and check out the book Essential IBS Cookbook. The berry crumble looks wonderful I can not wait until berries come into season here!

  11. That looks like one easy yet super yum recipe. I love berries in summer and always looking for recipes to include more of them.

  12. Wow, that is really ingenious. Plus, simple and totally sugar free. Bet it’s terrific with Greek yogurt!

  13. Ooo I dare say this would be perfect for breakfast or dessert. I love oaty crumbles so I shall really enjoy this 😀

  14. I’ve been wanting to make a good fruit crumble lately and this one looks like just the thing. I’ve never tired it in my slow cooker before though. I need to try that!

  15. this looks amazing! i will have to make this really soon. i know my daughter would love.

  16. This is lovely! Berries and oats has always been a good combination. It would be nice to give this one a try, to be honest. I’m sure it would taste great with yogurt!

  17. I do love crumbles and with oats is always good too. I’ve never tried in the slow cooker, though, so might have to try that next time.

  18. Love oats with fruits and love using my slow cooker so I know this is for me.. yum

  19. I do not use the slow cooker a lot never thought to use it for making a berry crumble great idea!

  20. My best friend has IBS and I’m vegan and I sometimes struggle to find food we can both eat and enjoy when we are together. I’ll definitely have to give this a try! Thanks!

  21. Slow Cooker Berry Crumble looks so easy to make. I cannot believe it is a no-sugar-added dessert.

  22. Ok…I love using my slow cooker, but have NEVER made dessert in it. Not sure why..but this looks totally delicious. My husband loves apple crisps and apple crumbles. I think I will show him how to make them in the slow cooker. That way he can make them whenever he likes.

  23. I’m so happy it’s berry season so I can make something like this! And in the slow cooker, even better!

  24. This looks so yummy. I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  25. I had to laugh because when I saw this, I wasn’t sure if it would be perfect for dessert or breakfast. Then I read your first paragraph and realized I wasn’t alone.

  26. Ohhhhhhhhhhh IBS – how I loathe you yet put up with your BS! hahaha!

  27. Looks like a great idea for one of those busy days when I want a dessert but am too lazy to bake anything. I absolutely love crumbles!

  28. I love that this is a slow cooker idea! That makes is even easier to make! This seems like a great snack option, and healthy too!

  29. We are vegetarians and try to have high protein breakfast and if it is sweet, it’s for us. Sounds like this recipe is for us.

  30. This dish looks so yummy! I like it because it is better for you then the run of the mill snacks! Great recipe!

  31. Berry crumble. Oh, yes please!

  32. I think it could be a breakfast OR a dessert! hehe I really love anything that has oats in it – lots of vitamins there too. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  33. I love a crumble and this looks gorgeous. Didn’t realise you could do it in the slow cooker so I’l have to give that one a go!

  34. I love berry cobblers and and crumbles@ They are so absolutely delicious!

  35. wow this looks so amazingly delicious, gonna try this for sure

  36. This sounds really good and nice and healthy. Great after a workout.

  37. Oh wow this looks soooo good, have to try it out asap!

  38. I was just reading about FODMAP foods the other day! I’m going to have to try this. Looks awesome!

  39. This looks great! It will make a great breakfast or snack. The video is awesome too, makes it very simple to follow along with!

  40. This looks really delicious. I bet it would be great for breakfast in the mornings.

  41. I like that you let the sugar from the fruits shine!! It’s ultra healthy and looks delicious!! Great recipe!

  42. I love slow cooker recipes. Thanks for sharing this one.I love Oats and this is the best recipe with good nutritional value.

  43. I am a slower cooker girl. If I cook it, most likely it’s in the crock pot LOL Thanks for this recipe.

  44. I’d love to start my day off with something sweet that I don’t feel guilty about. This crumble looks so yummy!

  45. I really need to you my slow cooker more. I never really think about it. This could get me to take it off the shelve. Thank you.

  46. I love to try new recipes in my slow cooker. I am excited to get the ingredients I need to make this on the weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  47. I’ll have to consider a low FODMAP diet to address my food allergies. This recipe looks tasty, but I’m allergic to citrus and bananas. How do you modify for that?

  48. It looks like its quite simple to make them. Plus I love because it will energize for a long period. Thanks for sharing!

  49. slow cooker makes things easy, i should conisder buying one. crumble with it is super aweome

  50. This looks amazing. The kids and I would eat this up for sure. And I could make enough to have another day too.

  51. I love a good berry crumble. This looks delicious and easy!

  52. I have never used my slow cooker to make a dessert before! This sounds delicious!

  53. YUM…I love a good fruit crumble. I must try your recipe this weekend with my fresh strawberries.

  54. wow this seems so useful and delicious!!! i definitely try this recipe at the weekend 🙂

  55. Mmmmm! This sounds SO good. My whole family would LOVE this.

  56. Wait! You are telling me that you made that in your slow cooker? I have definitely got to try this. Looks delicious.

  57. This seems so simple and yummy! I must try it! x

  58. The berry crumble looks nice and easy to make. I love blending fruits with milk or yoghurt to make shakes. I can’t wait to try a new way of cooking oats.

  59. Would love to have this healthy recipe for breakfast

  60. Yummy! This recipe looks amazing and so versatile. I could see myself eating this for breakfast or dessert! Thanks for sharing!

  61. This berry crumble looks so yummy. I wouldn’t have thought about using a slow cooker. Great recipe.

  62. This would be amazing if served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Yum!

  63. This sounds like a wonderful breakfast option to me – like a baked oatmeal with lots of warm fruit compote!

  64. Your berry crumble sounds delicious and I like how it’s good for you too. What a great idea to use your slow cooker, bookmarking for later 🙂

  65. Really love anything that can use slow cooker. I am an addict using this as it makes life so much easier. Love the video so much, you made it look so easy and yummy. I will definitely try it soon.

  66. Loving that this is made with all natural ingredients and no sugar. Paired with a nice scoop of Icelandic yogurt for protein. . .I think that it would make the perfect breakfast. Oh. . .and I love that it doubles as an “air freshener”. 😉

  67. This looks so delicious. I am a pescateraain .. it’s good to know that the cookbook have receipes for pescetarians as well!

  68. They seems so yummy. I am going to give them a try.

  69. This looks amazing! I’m am going to try this recipe it sounds delicious

  70. This dish has the two things I look for. It looks really yummy and secondly it looks really easy to make. What a great video as well – that really underscored how easy this dish is. Into the kitchen I go…

  71. this looks crazy crazy good. The best part is it looks so healthy and the ingredients are clean I could have this for breakfast. Totally my kind of thing. Maybe with some almond milk poured on top.

  72. I love oats with fruit, and all these flavours cooked together sound wonderful! A great post workout snack, thanks!

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