A delicious and easy blueberry crumble that can be made with frozen blueberries. Added bonus, it’s vegan, gluten-free and sweetened only with maple syrup!
I buy frozen blueberries all the time but normally I don’t think about the type of blueberries I’m buying but this time I made sure to grab a package of wild blueberries. They had them at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and I’ve seen them at our local health food store as well.
Interestingly, wild blueberries are significantly different than regular blueberries. Not only are they a bit smaller, but they have a deeper blue pigment, double the antioxidants and a more intense blueberry flavor.
I hadn’t mentioned anything about the type of blueberries I used in the crumble to Isaac but he definitely noticed the difference. He kept commenting how flavorful the berries were. It was cute.
Wild blueberries definitely have advantages over cultivated blueberries. You get more berries per pound when buying wild blueberries, they have a high skin to flesh ratio which means less water, so they freeze better and perform better in baking and have a higher concentration of beneficial phytochemicals, making them a more powerful ally against disease.
For me, the intense flavor was the difference I noticed most. If you’ve ever tried a regular frozen blueberry straight from the freezer, you’ll likely notice that they often lack flavor and aren’t very sweet. I found that wild blueberries were so much more flavorful and sweet. I honestly don’t think I’ll go back to buying regular blueberries anymore.
This blueberry crumble is a breeze to whip up! If you keep frozen blueberries in the freezer at all time like I do, it’s likely that you already have all the ingredients you need to make this crumble!
As with most recipes posted here, it’s packed with unprocessed, healthy ingredients–blueberries (obviously) but also oatmeal and coconut oil. I honestly think it would make a delicious breakfast option for breakfast or snacking too — top it with a little greek yogurt and you’d be good to go!
As an ice cream lover I think this crumble is delicious with a scoop of ice cream on top. Although, whipped cream or Greek yogurt works great too — anything creamy pairs perfectly with the crumble.
This post is sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. Post updated with new photos and content on 6/8/2018.