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
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.
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:
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