Simple Gluten Free Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Crisp

Posted on May 29, 2015

A simple quick and easy desert is always handy to have in your back pocket, especially one that can go from your pantry to your plate in under 35 minutes! And as an added bonus this delicious dessert is also Gluten Free. Check out this Simple Gluten Free Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Crisp I know you’ll love it!


Simple Gluten Free Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Crisp


Raspberries are one of my favourite fruits to use in this kind of dessert, because they are not sickly sweet. They have a lovely little tart bite to them that can help cut through anything overly sweet and when raspberries cook they release all their sweet natural juices ensuring you don’t have a dry dessert.


And raspberries really do pair with chocolate wonderfully. I used a dark bitter sweet chocolate for this dessert, I don’t like milk chocolate in my desserts it can be very sickly sweet, whereas bitter sweet chocolate which is usually around the 55-60% cocoa mark is far more satisfying and has a real depth of flavour which compliments the fruit so well.


Simple Gluten Free Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Crisp


Raspberry and Dark Chocolate

Have I sold you yet on this flavour combination? I hope so because they are great together. I used chocolate chips in my crisp, but you can just as easily use chocolate in bar form and chop it up roughly to get the same effect.


As it bakes the raspberries and chocolate will form an almost jam like texture that is helped along by a little sugar and vanilla mixed in with it. When I say a little sugar I mean it, 1 tablespoon was all I used. So when divided by 4….. hey thats only a 1/4 tablespoon each of sugar! It’s almost a health dish! Well maybe not 😉 considering the topping also has a little sugar in it!



Lets talk some more about this crisp’s topping. I have kept it gluten free by using gluten free oats and a gluten free flour. I used almond flour but coconut or rice flour wold also work well here. If you are not following a gluten free diet then you can use ordinary oats. I just like to offer my readers a few different options when I can and this dish was so easy to change around to make it gluten free.


I also added in some mixed chopped nuts for an extra little crunch and as I said before I also added some sugar. But only 20 grams (1/8 cup) so its not a huge amount, really you are looking at less than a tablespoon each of sugar. So yeah lets call this an almost health food (totally ignoring the sugar in the chocolate chips!) 😉


For the fat I used coconut oil, I love the fact that it’s not greasy like a lot of other oils and it really does not leave any distinctive coconut flavour behind it, so coconut haters won’t even be aware its in this dish because so little of it is being used. If you wanted too, you could use vegan chocolate in this recipe to make this dish completely vegan as well. I didn’t have any to try but I am sure it would work great.


Simple Gluten Free Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Crisp


We all love simple easy to make dishes and this one certainly fits the bill perfectly with its light summery feel. So next time you need a quick dessert give this simple gluten free raspberry and dark chocolate crisp a go. And anyone with a gluten intolerance will thank you for it, I promise.


Seriously how cute are these mini skillets?


Simple Gluten Free Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Crisp

Simple Gluten Free Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Crisp

A naturally sweet dish flavoured with juicy raspberries and bitter sweet chocolate chips all topped with a crispy gluten free topping.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Emma


  • 150 grams raspberries fresh or frozen (1 cup)
  • 50 grams dark bitter sweet chocolate chips (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 25 grams gluten free rolled oats (1/4 cup)
  • 15 grams ground almonds (1/8 cup)
  • 35 grams mixed chopped nuts (1/4 cup)
  • 20 grams light brown sugar (1/8 cup)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 30 millilitres melted coconut oil (1/8 cup)


  • Preheat your oven to 190C / 375F / Gas mark 5.
  • Measure out your raspberries and chocolate chips then place them in a small bowl, sprinkle over the granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Give it all a little stir then place to one side.
  • In another small bowl mix your oats, ground almonds, mixed chopped nuts, light brown sugar and your pinch of salt until they are well combined.
  • Melt your coconut oil until it is a liquid and pour it over the oat mix and stir until everything is lightly coated in the coconut oil.
  • Grab your baking dish or dishes. If you are using 4 individual dishes equally distribute the raspberry and chocolate mix between them or layer the bottom of your one dish with the fruit and chocolate mix.
  • Sprinkle the toping mix all over the fruit and chocolate and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes or until the top has a nice crispy golden colour to it.
  • Best eaten on the day of making but covered and kept in the fridge this dessert will keep for 4 days.
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  1. Yay for crisps! They are one of my absolute favorites this time of the year! This looks fantastic – raspberries and dark chocolate is such a good combo!

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    • Hi Ashley, thank you. Crisps are great because of all the berries that are around at the moment!

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  2. This crisp looks delicious, I’ve never added chocolate to crisps but it sounds like an amazing addition 🙂

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    • Hi Katy, thank you so much 😀 the chocolate works really well and gives it that little indulgent touch I was after.

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  3. I have such a weakness for fruit crisps especially during berry season! This one looks amazing and adding the dark chocolate chips is such a tasty idea!

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    • Hi Kelly, thank you the chocolate really works well with the raspberries in this crisp 😀

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  4. Now why have I never thought of adding chocolate to my crisps??? SO perfect with raspberries—and I know my family would feel the same!

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    • Hi Liz, Chocolate works really well with these raspberries I am sure you family would love it!

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  5. Raspberries and chocolate make an excellent pair, and I think this definitely qualifies as health food! Antioxidants, heart-healthy oats…I could probably even justify having this for breakfast! A decadent breakfast, for sure. 🙂

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  6. That crisp topping looks amazing!!! I’m in desperate need of a warm dessert in this cold weather we’re having here now, so I’d love to have some of this right now!

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    • Hi Von, thank you. Don’t worry its still pretty cold here is Scotland, hence the warm dessert!

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  7. I can never get enough of fruity crisp, esp. during the berry season. This is a fantastic dessert, Emma.

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    • Hi Angie, thank you there is something about crisps when its berry season that are hard to resist!

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