Banana-Berry Crumble: A diabetic friendly dessert

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Desserts can satisfy our craving for sweets but don’t need to be filled with lots of added sugar.  This dessert has healthy fruit and whole grains and can be made gluten free. This is an easy to make delicious dessert and can be topped with plain Greek yogurt and nuts. 

Banana-Berry Crumble 


  • 6 large bananas 
  • 3 cups mixed frozen berries, thawed (do not drain) or fresh 
  • 8 Tablespoons whole wheat (almond or coconut flour for gluten free) 
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
  • 6 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter 
  • Non-stick cooking spray 
  • Plain Greek yogurt (optional) 
  • Walnut or pecans (optional) 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Peel and slice bananas in half lengthwise. 
  3. Spray 13 x 9” baking pan with cooking spray. 
  4. Layer bananas on bottom of pan, facing down. 
  5. In a medium bowl, mix thawed berries in their juice or fresh berries with 2 T whole wheat flour. 
  6. Spread berry mixture evenly over bananas. 
  7. In a medium bowl, put remaining flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon, stir to combine. 
  8. Cut butter into small pieces and place in bowl with dry ingredients.  Using fingers, blend the butter into the mixture until crumbly. 
  9. Spread the crumble evenly over the fruit and press slightly. 
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until firm and golden. 
  11. Top with plain Greek yogurt, walnuts or pecans (optional). 

Serving per recipe: 12   Serving size: 1/12       

Nutrition per serving: Calories 185, Fat 6.5g, Carbohydrates 31.3 grams, Fiber 3.8g, Protein 2.3g 

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