Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Paleo, GF + Vegan)

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp combines tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries, topped with a pistachio crumble topping! This crisp is Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp combines tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries, topped with a pistachio crumble topping! This crisp is Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan.Spring is almost here! You can feel it in the air, and I’ve been treasuring the extra hours of sunlight after a very long and dark Seattle winter. There’s been more sunny days scattered between the rain, flowers are starting to peek out from the ground, and hopefully the sad, bare trees will start turning green again any day now.

But what’s really making me jump up and down for spring is the return of fresh fruits and veggies! When I spotted rhubarb at the grocery store a few weeks ago, I jumped on it, and immediately started thinking of all the rhubarb desserts I could make this spring.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp combines tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries, topped with a pistachio crumble topping! This crisp is Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan.My love for rhubarb is relatively new. I hadn’t really used the veggie much until last year, but after making this Berry Rhubarb Pie and Caramel Rhubarb Cake, I fell in love with the tart flavor to brings to any treat it’s added to. I’ve been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival this season, and my first rhubarb dessert doesn’t disappoint!

Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic combination, and for good reason: the sweetness of the strawberries pairs so deliciously with the tart rhubarb. For this crisp filling, strawberries and rhubarb are tossed with maple syrup for sweetness, a little bit of lemon to brighten the flavors, and tapioca flour to help thicken things up a little bit.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp combines tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries, topped with a pistachio crumble topping! This crisp is Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan.A crumble topping is piled on top of the fruit, and it’s all baked until bubbling. The topping is made with almond and coconut flours and sweetened with both coconut sugar and maple syrup. I added pistachios for crunch and color, but you can substitute any nut you’d like or have on hand.

This strawberry rhubarb crisp is a pretty guilt-free dessert – it’s gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly! In fact, you could totally have this crisp for breakfast with zero guilt. Topped with some coconut cream or a bit of yogurt and you’ll be in healthy breakfast heaven!

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp combines tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries, topped with a pistachio crumble topping! This crisp is Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan.Make sure you find some rhubarb while it’s around, and while you’re at it, stock some up in the freezer so you can have rhubarb treats all year round! What fruits and veggies are you looking forward to this Spring?

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups rhubarb, diced
  • 2 cups strawberries, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
For the crumble
  • 1¾ (7 oz.) cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, solid at room temperature
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios (or nut of choice)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8x8” pan or 10” cast iron skillet with coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rhubarb, strawberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt, and tapioca flour. Stir to combine. Pour into the prepared pan.
  3. In large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, cinnamon, and coconut sugar. Whisk to combine. Add the coconut oil and using a pastry cutter or two forks, work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients until the coconut oil is in little bits. Add the maple syrup and toss to combine until the mixture sticks together. Stir in pistachios.
  4. Top the fruit with the crumble mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling and the top is lightly browned. Serve with coconut whipped cream!
This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp combines tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries, topped with a pistachio crumble topping! This crisp is Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan.

Comments

  1. I’m so excited for spring and all of the fresh fruit that’s on its way! This crisp looks perfect, Rachel! Wish I could dig in for breakfast!
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  2. Oh man, you are making me SO excited for all the spring produce, Rachel! I’m a total sucker for fruit crisps and this one is just so gorgeous! Looks like a panful of spring. :D
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  3. Strawberry rhubarb is one of my favorite combinations! This crisp would disappear in a hurry at our house!
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  4. Can you believe I’ve never had rhubarb? Honestly, it scares me. I’m going to have to muster up the courage to give a try in this crisp, which looks delicous!
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  5. This crisp looks incredible! Love the feeling of spring that comes along with strawberry flavors :)
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  6. I just saw that daylight savings is next Sunday! We’ll be having tons more daylight. Woo hoo! And this strawberry rhubarb crisp is perfection. Love how healthy it is! Dairy free, so I can definitely eat it!
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  7. I’m looking forward to Spring. Can you believe I’ve never had rhubarb until I moved to the US a year ago? I’m madly in love with it. I’ve only had it in pies though. Is rhubarb only good in desserts?
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    • I’ve only ever had rhubarb in desserts, but it is technically a vegetable! Though I don’t think using it for savory purposes is as common as in desserts, you can use rhubarb in savory applications. I only recently discovered it too, but it’s SO good! Thanks for the comment, Christine!

  8. Could I change the almond and coconut flour?
    And also leave out the coconut sugar?
    I can’t have theses ingredients as I’m allergic!

    • Hi Rachel. You could substitute the almond and coconut flour with another nut flour, or maybe a gluten-free flour blend – I haven’t tried it though, so I can’t make any guarantees. You could skip the coconut sugar but you may want to add a bit of extra maple syrup to compensate for the missing sweetness.

  9. This is making me SO in the mood for spring. This would be great for Easter!

  10. Oh man! My rhubarb won’t be up in my garden until May, and now I’m feeling impatient! Strawberry& Rhubarb together is my favourite!! This looks SO tasty!
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  11. strawberry rhubarb is my favorite summer dessert combo ever! And this is paleo? Cant wait to make it!

  12. I adore strawberry and rhubarb together! Loving the chopped pistachios in it too. I’ll have to get some fresh rhubarb at the grocery store this week and make this. So yummy! :)
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  13. Yummy! Rhubarb crisp reminds me of my grandma :)
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