Strawberry Crumble Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that’s full of texture – no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

Who else is ALL about fruity crisps and crumbles in the summer? 🙋🙋🙋

If you’re anything like me, your hand is way up high. I seriously can’t get enough of all the fruity deliciousness, especially when it’s tucked into a crumbly crust or topped with gobs of crumble.

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

The rich butteriness of the crumble, with the sweet juiciness of the fruit, and the bite + texture from the oats and/or nuts? Pure dessert heaven. I’ve always been a big fan of adding oats to my crisps and crumbles, and I’ve always missed that texture in my paleo crisps and crumbles.

I’ve tested using differents nuts as a substitute, but not of them have quite done the trick. I’ve found my magic substitute though – flaked coconut is the answer!!! If you roughly chop the flaked coconut into smaller bits, it creates a super similar texture to oats in these crumble bars.

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

The crust and crumble for these strawberry crumble bars are made of the same dough – no one’s got time to mess around with a separate base and topping, amiright?! This dough is SO tasty, too…so the more, the better!

It’s made with a mix of almond and coconut flour, which creates an awesome texture for the crumbles. It’s lightly sweetened with maple syrup and almond butter and coconut oil add some of that melt-in-your-mouth butteriness that crumble bars have got to have. And of course, that chopped flaked coconut adds the perfect oat-like texture.

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

The filling is loaded with fresh strawberries, thickened with a touch of tapioca starch to help it get all jammy, and just a tablespoon of maple syrup to help boost up that strawberry sweetness.

The melt-in-your-mouth crust and crumble envelop that sweet and jammy strawberry filling for the most irresistible strawberry crumble bar I’ve had to date. I ate these up super quickly, and everyone I shared them with loved them too! My favorite way to devour them was straight out of the freezer – so dang refreshing!

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

The chopped up flaked coconut really adds the perfect crumble texture, and not too much coconut flavor. Make sure to use a refined coconut oil if you don’t want a ton of coconut flavor in these bars (though I loved the extra coco-nuttiness). Enjoy!

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.Feeling the strawberry love?! Get your strawberry on…

Strawberry Crumble Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)
 
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Serves: 16 bars
Ingredients
For the crust
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ¾ cup flaked coconut (roughly chopped into smaller bits)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil, softened (use refined coconut oil to minimize coconut flavor)
For the filling
  • 3 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8x8” square baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the diced strawberries, maple syrup and tapioca flour and mash up a bit to break up the strawberries. Set aside.
  3. In the clean mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, flaked coconut, maple syrup, almond butter, and coconut oil. Stir until the dry ingredients are completely moistened and crumbly. Press ⅔ of the crust into the prepared pan.
  4. Top the crust with the fruit, and then crumble the remaining crumble topping on top.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.
These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

Comments

  1. I am DEFINITELY all about crumbles and crisps, especially come summer time. These bars are so pretty, Rachel! I love that you used flaked coconut in the crumble and crust. I would’ve never though to try that! What a gorgeous summer dessert!

  2. Rachel, these bars are seriously BEYOND gorgeous!! Oh my gosh, I can’t even get over how beautiful all those strawberries look and that crumble topping!! I must have these asap.
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  3. Me! Definitely me! They are my absolute favorite dessert in the summer. And these bars look SO good!
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  4. Yum! These bars look divine :)

  5. I made these tonight and they’re KILLER. Oh my gosh. My toddler found my wedding rings on the counter after I took them off to make these (completely my own fault.) I searched everywhere and eventually found both rings in the kitchen garbage. Ahhhhhhhh!!! Needless to say, I ate 2 of these as my reward. ABSOLUTELY delicious!

    • I’m so thrilled you’re loving them, Jenn! So sorry about your rings, but glad you found them and had a delicious reward waiting for you :) enjoy!

  6. Oh I must make this! Seems so yummy. I really like your blog, but I would be so happy if you could use gr. or oz instead of cups, because hat made me problems with few recipes.

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