Slow Cooker Berry Crumble

Yes, you read that right: I made a Slow Cooker Berry Crumble. It’s like a giant crumbly cookie on top of fruit, and it’s all made in your trusty crockpot.

Slow Cooker Berry Crumble - this EASY recipe makes crumble in a crockpot! It's like a cookie on top of fruit, it's low sugar, and it's gooey and perfect.

Remember last fall when I told you how I have a stuff problem? I was totally gung ho – we donated several car loads of stuff to Goodwill and we took thousands of pounds of stuff to the dump. (Yes, thousands.)

And then I got tired.

I cleaned out my closet and dressers with fever. I emptied the kitchen of all non-essentials. I emptied half of the office. I cleaned out stuff so well I am still looking for things I threw away. And then one day I opened the door to our garage (no cars, all STUFF), sighed, closed the door, and walked away.

My house is now tidy (mostly thanks to Maude) but whenever I go into the garage I start to have a panic attack. So, my friends, it’s time I tackled the garage.

I think I’m going to need lots of crockpot crumble to get me through.

EASY Crockpot Berry Crumble Recipe

I looooove crumble, especially when it’s soft and crispy at the same time, chewy, and tastes like a cookie. If I’m being honest, I’m one of those people that scrapes the crumble off of the berries. Am I the only one that does that? #pleasesayno

This recipe is super easy to make and you just dump it all in your crockpot to bake it. Then you go off and do something else while you wait for the gooey crumble to form. That’s my kind of recipe, if you ask me.

Crockpot Berry Crumble Recipe

Why am I getting all gung ho again about cleaning out my stuff? Not because of resolutions or anything, no. It’s because after my purge last fall, I realized that life with less stuff is just more sweet. I don’t need all those things to make me happy. I need what I need, and the rest is just clutter.

I’m also happier when I don’t have anxiety attacks when I go into my garage, so there’s that.

Also, because I’m trying to watch my sugar intake, life with less sugar is just as sweet, when you make this crumble with Truvia Natural Sweetener.

Crockpot Berry Crumble using Truvia

I’ve been using Truvia products in my real life for a long time. I love how their baking blends bake just like real sugar. And not only do you use less sugar when you use the Baking Blend or the Brown Sugar Blend, but you’re also using 75% less calories per serving than regular sugar.

So, less sugar, less calories, and I just dump it all in the crockpot and let it cook while I do my chores? That’s my kind of recipe.

Slow Cooker Berry Crumble - this EASY recipe makes crumble in a crockpot!

Let’s break down the recipe, shall we?

The base of the crumble is fruit, obviously. You can use any fruit you like for this recipe, but I used strawberries and blueberries. You need about 5 cups total of fruit. I used frozen fruit, but fresh would work too. If you’re using frozen, make sure to rinse it off first to dissolve any ice chunks or crystals.

I toss my fruit with some lemon, cornstarch for thickening, and Truvia Baking Blend (which is a savings of about 295 calories vs. real sugar). Toss all that into your crockpot. I like to use a slow cooker liner, but you don’t have to.

Then it’s time for my favorite part: the crumble! This crisp is a mixture of butter, flour, oats, cinnamon, and the Truvia Brown Sugar Blend. Again, this saves calories because the Brown Sugar Blend has less calories than using regular brown sugar. I even added some mini chocolate chips because, well, chocolate. But that’s totally optional! You mix all the ingredients up quick with a pastry cutter, then sprinkle it over the fruit.

And then the magic happens.

Slow Cooker Berry Crumble - this EASY recipe makes crumble in a crockpot! It's like a cookie on top of fruit, it's low sugar, and it's gooey and perfect.

Make sure you cover your crockpot with a paper towel before you place the lid on it. This keeps condensation off your crumble. You bake it between 2 1/2 to 3 hours (all crockpots cook differently), until the mixture is no longer powdery and it’s bubbling around the edges.

The result? A crunchy yet soft and moist crumble on top of deliciously juicy berries. It’s got the perfect sweetness too, and it’s hard not to eat it straight from your crockpot.

Serve the crumble warm, with low-sugar ice cream or whipped cream. Less sugar never tasted better! Or, as I like to say, life with less sugar is more sweet.

Well, I say that now. Because this stuff ROCKS!

Did you make this recipe?

Slow Cooker Berry Crumble

This Slow Cooker Berry Crumble is crunchy, sweet, and gooey AND it's made in the Crockpot! It's got less sugar but tastes better than any other crumble I've ever made!


Ingredients:


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1/2 mini chocolate chips, optional

  • 3 cups frozen blueberries

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries

  • 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


Directions:


  1. Whisk flour, oats, Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Dice butter into small chunks and add to the mixture, cutting it in with a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in chocolate chips, if using. Set aside.

  2. Rinse the frozen fruit to get rid of any ice chunks or crystals. Place in a second large bowl. (You can also use fresh fruit, but if doing so you may want to reduce the cornstarch amount to 1 tablespoon.)

  3. Sprinkle the Truvia Baking Blend, lemon juice, and cornstarch over the berries and toss to coat.

  4. Spray the bottom of a 5-7 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. (You can also use a slow cooker liner, but spray it with nonstick spray as well.)  Add the fruit and juices, then top with the crumble topping.

  5. Place a paper towel over the slow cooker opening, then cover with the lid. Cook on high power for approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the top is wet looking (no powdery mixture remains) and the edges are bubbly.

  6. Serve warm with low-sugar ice cream or whipped topping.


Notes:

To substitute Old Fashioned Oats for Quick Cooking, process them in a food processor or blender for a few seconds, then measure.


Use ANY berry combination in this recipe: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, or even peaches!


All crockpots cook differently. Some brown more on one side, etc., which is something you might not realize until you make a dessert in it. My slow cooker is about 6-7Qt, but you could use as small as a 5 Qt. If this is the first dessert you've ever made, peek into it after about 2 hours to check it, then again every 15 minutes or so, until you get to know how it bakes.


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34 comments

  1. I have to purge all the crap in the house every few weeks or it just gets stressful. My kids want to hoard every piece of paper they scribble on, and the mess in unbelievable. I just cannot. And I badly need a professional organizer in life!
    This looks fantastic. It’s freezing cold outside with ice everywhere, and this just looks so cozy!

  2. Dorothy – I am currently in the process of getting rid of all the unnecessary items in my life. Within the year, I’ll be moving in with my boyfriend and I want a fresh start. Luckily, I’ve moved about seven times within the past ten years, so I have lost things and donated other items in the shuffle of moving. I feel your struggle. That’s why I’m going to curl up with a big bowl of this crumble and rest this weekend. 🙂 

  3. I love the idea of this cooking slowly while I tend to other things. I’ll be honest, I would probably use sugar! Either way, recipe is a keeper.

    • And you totally can! My normal recipe uses 3/4 cup brown in the crumble and about 1/2 cup granulated over the berries. Slow cooker desserts are the BEST!

      • I’d like to sub the truvia for regular sugar as well – is it a typo to use 3/4c brown sugar in the crumble? Your recipe only calls for 1/4c. of the truvia version. Just wanted to make sure! Thanks!

  4. We’re planning on finally donating some gently used clothes to Goodwill this weekend. It’ll feel great to get rid of all that stuff! And call me SOLD on a giant cookie on top of fruit!

  5. Oh these are my favorite kinds of desserts! 

  6. Your slow cooker desserts always blow my mind! This crumble looks fantastic!! 

  7. I need to make more slow cooker desserts, and I should probably start with this crumble!

  8. What a beautiful berry crumble!  Love that it’s made in the slow cooker!

  9. You read my mind I had a slow cooker berry crumble on my mind for weeks now! #greatminds am I right? I am totally using the paper towel trick to! Thanks 🙂 

  10. Ahhhh this is amazing! I have a room where I throw stuff I don’t know what to do with and it’s not good!

  11. I totally need to start baking with Truvia. Imagine the calories I will save! That way I can eat 75% more desserts, right 🙂

    I have my very first ever dessert in my slow cooker right NOW!

  12. I want this so badly! I love that you did it in a slow cooker too!! 

  13. This looks delicious- truvia sounds like an awesome way to cut sugar calories! I seriously need to get a slow cooker 🙂

  14. MMMM this looks good and I have never thought to put chocolate chips in the crumble, genius!!  I too need to go through and purge the house before this baby gets here!

  15. My daughter has a shirt that reads, “I run because I love dessert”.  This dessert would be worth the calories – it has berries and goes in the slow cooker.  Love it!!!

  16. I’m there with you, I’m all about the crumble topping — and yours looks so good!!!

  17. This looks delicious! How much regular sugar would you use, if I don’t use the substitute? I don’t think I can get it in NZ, and I prefer real sugar anyway.

  18. I love this – it reminds me of summer!!

  19. You remind me so much of Maddie and Mackenzie from dance moms!

  20. Maude…great name…bet you didn’t know that Mel’s Great Grandmother’s name was Maude Stowe….niece of Harriette Beecher Stowe the author…So much for family trivia…may have to have Mary make up some “crumble”…that’s my kind of good stuff

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  21. OK, so cleaning and organizing and generally being an adult sort of sucks sometimes, but in MY opinion, berry crumble makes it all worthwhile. Especially when it’s baked for me while I’m making all of those adult decisions. Great recipe, Dorothy!

  22. I really need to clean out my closet desperately.  You know it’s bad when you reach way into the back and pull out shirts that you totally forgot you owned!  🙂
    This crumble looks fantastic, and how great that you make it in a slow cooker.  I know exactly what you mean my soft and crispy at the same time.  Gotta love that texture!

  23. I saw this on Instagram and was like I need that in my life NOW!  Crumbles are always my favorite dessert and sometimes breakfast.  Our garage is pretty tidy, but I’m trying to organize the house, especially the basement.  Oh, the basement.

  24. We cleaned and purged so many things before we moved, and it was so satisfying.  Then we moved into this house and started unpacking…and I realized how much more I should have gotten rid of.  Life with less clutter is so much better!!  And hot fruit with a cookie crumble topping…yeah that’s pretty much the bomb!  I love the tip to use a paper towel to keep condensation off!!!

  25. Sorry did not mean to be rude. Maddie and Mackenzie are very pretty:)

  26. I need to de-junk too! It’s stressful business. I think you deserve a yummy treat like this one 🙂

  27. I MADE THE BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE IN MY CROCKPOT AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. i used pumpkin spice instead of cinammon I was out of cinammon.

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