Salmonberry Crisp

Summertime means salmonberries; if you're not familiar with them, they get their name because of their resemblance to salmon roe or eggs. They're usually found in the Pacific Northwest and especially thrive in Alaska. They're a bit tart and seedy, but we love them. We enjoy using them like we would any other berry- in desserts, jams, jellies and sauces, smoothies and more. This recipe could be swapped out for another berry, based on what's in season wherever you're at.

 Salmonberry Crisp


5 cups salmonberries

3/4 cup coconut palm sugar

2-3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate (this is really a to taste thing, if you want to taste it, use more, if you don't use less, or omit)

1/4 cup gluten-free flour (we like Bob's Red Mill 1:1) or tapioca starch or cornstarch

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1 cup gluten-free oats

1 cup gluten-free flour blend (we use Bob's Red Mill 1:1 gf blend)  

1/2 cup coconut palm sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup palm shortening

1 cup chopped nuts, optional 


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a 9x13 pan, mix the filling ingredients: salmonberries, palm sugar, orange juice concentrate, gf flour & cinnamon.

3. In a small bowl, mix the dry topping ingredients, then cut in the palm shortening.

4. Spread topping all over the filling. 

5. Bake for 40 minutes, until bubbly & crispy around the edges. Enjoy alone, or topped with coconut whipped cream or dairy-free ice cream.