This easy High Protein Berry Crumble tastes so good, you’d never guess it actually has a great mix of protein and carbs! It’s perfect for a healthy, gluten-free breakfast or snack.
High protein berry crumble! I’m pretty sure no sweeter words have ever been spoken.
This crumble tastes like you’re eating a dessert, but is actually super good for you! It’s perfect for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack.
Honestly, you could get away with eating it for lunch or dinner too… maybe throw in a few vegetables on the side to round out your meal. It’s so delicious, it’s worth it!
One more thing I should mention is that this recipe is gluten-free. High protein, no added sugar, gluten-free… it’s pretty much the perfect recipe.
I usually make my berry crumble with raspberries or mixed berries, but almost any type of berries will work. You can start with fresh or frozen berries (you just have to thaw the frozen berries first). I always have a bag of berries in the freezer, so I make this berry crumble whenever I have the munchies for something sweet and scrumptious.
With easy ingredients and only a few easy steps to throw it all together, this recipe may just become your go-to!
How to make high protein berry crumble
This healthy, tasty treat comes together quickly and only requires 6 ingredients.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
Step 2: Place berries in a small Pyrex oven dish and sprinkle a little Stevia on top.
Step 3: Mix together protein powder, oats, and lemon juice. It will be fairly dry. Chop the almonds into small pieces and mix them with the crumble.
Step 4: Spread the crumble on top of the berries.
Step 5: Bake for 15 min, then set the oven to broil and bake the crumble for another 1-2 minutes until the top is slightly golden.
Step 6: Take out of the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
How easy was that? The next time you’re in the mood for something sweet that packs just the right amount of protein and carbs, you have to try this crumble.
You can also see how I make this dish in the video on the recipe card below!
Not sugar – protein!
The trick to making this crumble healthy is to skip the sugar and use protein powder instead.
Crazy, right? But protein powder is actually great for baking. It can add sweetness and flavor (and protein of course) without adding any extra sugar or carbs. Win-win!
However, not all protein powders are good for cooking. I use Met-rx Vanilla Protein Powder because it keeps its consistency and flavor when heated.
Honestly, I have served this high protein crumble with berries for at least twenty people by now, and not one picked up that it was made with protein powder. In fact, none of them even suspected that it wasn’t a “normal” berry crumble.
It tastes just perfect!
If you don’t care about the macronutrients, you can leave out the protein powder and use a little oat flour instead. You can also make the recipe vegan by using a vegan protein powder.
If you do take out the protein powder, add a little regular vanilla instead to get the flavor and sweetness back.
Don’t make your crumble too big
Planning to make berry crumble for a lot of people? It’s definitely a crowd pleaser, but I do have one tip to ensure it turns out perfect.
Rather than doubling or tripling the recipe to make one large crumble, I recommend making multiple small, individual portions. If you try to make a larger portion, the berries will be overcooked before the center of the crumble is done. You want the berries to stay firm and not cook into jam.
Due to the crumble topping, this recipe does not keep very well. If you try to store it, the top will become soggy and lose its crunch.
But since this is such an easy recipe to make anyway, it’s not too hard to throw it together when you’re in the mood!
More healthy high-protein recipes
I am a huge fan of high-protein baked goods for both breakfast and dessert. If you are too, then here are a few more of my favorites that I think you’ll enjoy:
For more tasty ways to start your day, be sure to check out my round up of low-carb breakfast ideas for diabetics! Don’t worry, you can also make any of these for a snack or a dessert… I won’t tell!
When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
High Protein Berry Crumble
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
- Place berries in a small Pyrex oven dish and sprinkle a little Stevia on top.
- Mix together protein powder, oats, and lemon juice. It will be fairly dry. Chop the almonds into small pieces and mix them with the crumble.
- Spread the crumble on top of the berries.
- Bake for 15 min, then set the oven to broil and bake the crumble for another 1-2 minutes until the top is slightly golden.
- Take out of the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.