Peanut butter and jelly crumble

 Hi friends! Happy Monday! Anything exciting going on this week? Anyone recovering from a weekend race? The Pilot ran 18 miles yesterday. 18!! That’s 5 more than I will ever run, and I can say that with full confidence. Even though I have to admit I had a little bit of running jealousy, I’m still hanging in there with my running break. I’ll also be calling a doc today to see if I can get the ol’ knee checked out. The Pilot wanted me to thank you all for urging me to go since he’s been doing that for a few weeks now.

Can’t run, but I can row…


(The only thing worse than taking a gym selfie is someone seeing you do it. Thankfully, it didn’t happen. Hashtag goober.)

I went to the gym after dinner to get in some HIIT and steady. I based this on a recent GPP workout:

3 minute rounds:

Minute 1: Row as hard as I can (usually 200-230m)

Minute 2: 5 burpees, then squat for the rest of the minute

Minute 3: Rest

I did 8 rounds and then followed it with 20 minutes of walking  + my newest read, Lean In. I’m only 13% into the book and absolutely loving it so far. 

And then I ate this awesome crumble in a jar:

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Everything is better in a jar:

That overpriced yet amazing LUSH lip scrub, smoothies, the green juice using all of our on-its-last-leg produce, and… any type of dessert. When you put dessert in a jar, you take something great and make it even more exciting. Kind of like Ryan Reynolds in a tuxedo.

Esq ryan reynolds 030710 lg


You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

One of my favorite smoothie combos is peanut butter and jelly -berries and peanut butter!- and I thought it would translate well to a crumble version.

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Also, I was also feeling like a sweet treat and knew the Pilot would be on board. I made crumbles for two and they turned out even better than expected. The only thing to take it over the top would have been some coconut milk ice cream but alas, we were out. Next time, next time.

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Not only are these crumbles made using whole ingredients, but the sugar content is extremely low. A little goes a long way! Hope you enjoy these little treats. Share one with your love or a friend… or pop it in the fridge to enjoy tomorrow.

Let me know if you give it a try!

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Peanut butter and jelly crumble

A decadent treat using whole ingredients. To make a gluten-free version, just use gluten-free oats. Share with someone you love… or save the extra portion for yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30



For the crumble

  • 1 cup oats (can use gluten-free oats)
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (can use any nut butter you like)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

For the fruit layers

  • 12 oz of your favorite fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) berries/fruit
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • generous pinch of sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and rinse two 8-ounce glass jars. Set the jars aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine your crumble ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, add your berries, top with lemon juice, sugar and stir to combine.
  4. Layer the fruit and crumble ingredients in the jars.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees, until golden and bubbly.
  6. Top with ice cream if you’d like.
  7. Enjoy!


  • No glass jars? No worries. Use a small baking dish or two ramekins.


  • Serving Size: 2



More of my favorite single-serve desserts:

Mug cake

Cheesecake for one

 How is #knockoutnovember going?! Keep up the fabulous check-ins ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. She Rocks Fitness on November 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

    HA! That awkward moment when someone catches you taking a selfie is just comical…been there and you just have to laugh it off. Love the look of this crumble…DELISH!

  2. Jackie on November 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Loving knockout November so far!!

  3. Lucie on November 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I love everything in a jar! I made my own cacao coconut butter lately and put it in a mason jar, looked so pretty!
    This crumble looks so pretty and delicious, I need to try it!

  4. Jennifer on November 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I ran a 10km race this weekend and got a PB….51.30! So happy, especially since it was on a golf course and quite hilly! I am considering doing a 30km in March, but haven’t taken the plunge and registered since it will mean I will have to train during the cold months of our Canadian winter :p

  5. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat on November 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Wow, does this look delicious! Pinned and will be trying soon!

  6. Lisa on November 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I’m not recovering from a weekend race, but I am recovering from Halloween weekend. It was a tad rough.
    Congrats to the pilot for running 18 miles! That’s an awesome accomplishment.
    That crumble looks awesome! I’ll definitely have to try it out.

  7. v on November 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I always take gym selfies haha I am such a dork!! Love the jar idea and can not wait to get my hands on some gluten free oats and ghee when I get back to LA bangkok has no such thing, it drives me mad! Lots of love your way C

  8. Julie on November 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Love your kicks! I can tell they’re Reeboks but what model? So bright and fun!

  9. Emily @ The Good Era on November 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

    This sounds like the perfect little treat!

    I feel your pain, I was on a doc order month long rest and today was my first day back in the gym. It was hard, but I’m glad to back at it!

  10. Brittany @The Fit Phoenician on November 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

    That dessert looks amazeballs!!

  11. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on November 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I love the sound of that treat! I hope your knee is okay!

  12. Kellie @ keeprunninkellie on November 4, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Is that shirt up top from Target? If so, I have it in pink!

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2013 at 10:29 am

      lululemon. i didn’t know target had some, too! i’ll have to check it out

  13. Livi on November 4, 2013 at 10:45 am

    i love eating out of jars! so so fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on November 4, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Oh I’ve been meaning to read Lean In but haven’t had time yet with all trashy fiction I’ve been reading. Haha. I’ll get there eventually.

  15. Stephanie on November 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Just curious what gym you go to and when? Mine is always packed and sometimes I would just like to have an area to myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run on November 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    using glass jars makes this recipe 10x better – yum!

  17. Amanda on November 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I’m currently about 2/3 of the way through Lean In, and am loving it! I’m on my third year out of college, and I’m so happy I get to read this now.

    Crumble looks awesome, my roommates laugh at me for my insane love of PB, so I may have to try this. Thanks!

  18. Anna @ Fitness ร  la Anna on November 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I luckily have all of the ingredients for this at home already…I will def have to try this out soon! Sounds delish!!

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      hope you love it!

  19. Jay on November 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Love the selfie. Trying the recipe, yum. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on November 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Those crumbles look simple & delicious — the perfect combo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. queenoffitness on November 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    glad you’re going to see your doc! you’ll be glad you did if it’s been bothering you that long. i waited about 3 wks to get mine checked and was in pain only while sitting. standing or walking…i had no pain. road trips were murder, sitting on the couch was torturous, turning in bed was really difficult, getting up from a lying down position brought tears to my eyes. i iced, rested, modified my activities (no twisting or jumping) and finally went to see my doc who was actually really understanding. she felt it was muscular but took an x-ray just to be sure it wasn’t skeletal and gave me a referral for PT. why does the base not allow children at the medical center? that seems like an odd restriction, especially for those who are parents, unless it’s for safety (like not wanting to have too many extra people on base for security, etc). you may have already addressed that in an earlier post.

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      it’s for safety reasons. apparently a kid got into a biohazard container and the parent was sitting right there and didn’t do anything. it ruined it for all parents, because usually i’d just bring livi with me along with some toys or a coloring book

  22. Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind on November 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Love the single serve dessert recipes! Looks amazing!

  23. Karra T. on November 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    These look amazing! I have dates and I need a recipe to use them in.. I always see them in yours, but can’t seem to find the posts!

  24. Anna {Herbivore Triathlete| on November 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    That crumble looks delicious!

    I am glad you are getting your knee checked out, better safe than sorry!

  25. Meagan on November 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Haha! You’re hilarious ๐Ÿ™‚
    I like Ryan Reynolds too!

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      he is soooooo nice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Jaime on November 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Just finished the Knockout November rainy day workout – very fitting since its been cold and rainy here in Michigan for about 2 weeks now! Awesome workout! Going to try the crumbles for a little off-day treat Wednesday. Hope your knee feels better sooooon!

  27. char eats greens on November 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I love crisps but I always stick to just apple. I think I need to get out of the comfort zone!!

  28. Bryan on November 7, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Delicious! i will try this when I get back home.

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