Vegan Strawberry Crumble Bars | FoodByMaria

10 Ingredients Or Less

Easy Vegan Strawberry Crumble Bars

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

40 minutes

Yield

9

Strawberries in the summertime are so damn good. They’re fresh, you can even go pick them yourself, and they taste totally different than what they taste like in the winter (at least where I’m from they do). These vegan Strawberry Crumble Bars can be made in under an hour and are loaded with my spin on the traditional shortbread goodness with the help of my kitchen staple, oats. 

Vegan Strawberry Crumble Bars up-close and personal

Why you’ll love these Strawberry Crumble Bars:

  • They can be made in under an hour 
  • You only need a few ingredients 
  • They are gluten-free 
  • They are vegan and made with plant-based ingredients 
  • These bars will cure that sweet tooth (but with way less sugar than other treats) 

Yummy Vegan Strawberry Crumble Bars on top of parchment paper ready to be eaten.

Why is almond flour so great?

For these Strawberry Crumble Bars I used almond flour versus regular all-purpose flour. Bob’s Red Mills Almond Flour is a great staple to have on hand for baking. Although it is obviously not nut-free, it is gluten-free, and also vegan. Almond flour is also low in carbs, has a slightly sweeter taste than regular flour, PLUS it is loaded with nutrients you get from the almonds. Almond flour is particularly rich in vitamin E that acts as antioxidants in your body. Who knew you could eat a sweet treat, AND get health benefits while doing it? 

Big bowl of fresh strawberries on counter

Chopped up strawberries on cutting board ready to go into recipe.

What are the benefits of strawberries? 

For this recipe, the star ingredient is obviously the strawberries. These pretty little berries are also loaded with nutritional benefits and are great not just for a plant-based, vegan diet. Strawberries can: 

  • Protect your heart 
  • Increase HDL (aka the good cholesterol)
  • Lower your blood pressure 
  • They’re packed with vitamins, fiber, and high levels of antioxidants 
  • They are sodium-free, cholesterol-free, and low cal

Did you know that 8 strawberries provide more vitamin C than an orange?

Ingredients for Strawberry Crumble Bars laid out on countertop.

How do you make these Strawberry Crumble Bars? 

These easy bars may look impressive, but they are definitely not hard to make. All you do is:

  • Preheat your oven and line a 9×9 inch baking dish with parchment
  • In a large bowl, add all your ingredients for the crust and stir until well combined
  • Set aside 1/3 of the mixture 

Mixing bowl of dry ingredients for the crumble bars.

The ingredients for the Crumble Bars laid out on countertop with dry ingredients in the mixing bowl.

  • Transfer 2/3 of the mix to the baking dish and flatten with your hands 
  • For the filling, combine all ingredients to a bowl and mix well
  • Pour mixture over the crust and evenly distribute
  • Add the remaining 1/3 of the crust mix to the top of the strawberries and evenly cover
  • Bake and let cool before cutting them into bars and enjoying

These Strawberry Crumble Bars are seriously the perfect pot luck treat, great for a special occasion, or just a fun snack or treat to make for the family (or yourself). If you make them, please let me know what you think. 

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Vegan Strawberry Crumble Bars

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: 10 Ingredients or Less, Sweet Treats
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These easy Strawberry Crumble Bars can be made in less than an hour, are vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and so damn delicious for summer!


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Ingredients

For the crust/crumble:

1 1/2  cups old fashioned or quick oats (can do half and half if desired) 

1 1/4 cups almond flour

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar

pinch of sea salt

1/4 cup vegan butter, cold and cubed

1 tsp vanilla

For the filling:

2 cups roughly chopped strawberries

1 tbsp. brown sugar

12 tbsp. lemon juice

zest of half a lemon

1 1/2 tbsp. corn starch or arrowroot

Garnish:

fresh mint, thinly sliced and fresh strawberries


Instructions

Preheat your over to 350F and line a 9X9 inch baking dish/square with parchment paper.

To a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients for the crust/crumble and stir with wooden spoon or hands till well combined.

Set aside 1/3 of the mixture.

Transfer the 2/3 of the mixture to the pre-lined baking square and flatten the mixture down with your hands of the base of a flat glass.

For the filling, combine all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix till well combined. Pour the mixture over the crust and evenly distribute,

Add the remaining 1/3 of the mixture to the top of the strawberries and evenly cover/coat.

Bake the Strawberry Crumble Bars for 40 Minutes or until golden and slightly bubbling.  Let the bars cool completely (I placed mine in the freezer for 15 minutes) in the pan/square then remove and cut into 9 bars.

Serve with Vanilla Ice, fresh mint and strawberries.


Notes

If you do not like strawberries then feel free to replace with peaches, blueberries, raspberries or cherries!

Keywords: vegan, recipe, oats, gluten, free, shortbread, easy

Danielle Harris

This was honeslty amazing. I have no other words. Make this now.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you, Danielle!!

Eli Clark

Sooo tasty!! I need to make these again ASAP. Such a tasty treat and perfect for the summer!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much for the love, Eli! I love these bars so much!

Whitney Driegder

I didnt have raspberries so I made this with cherries and it was amazing!! thanks so much for another amazing recipe, Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much, Whitney!!

Lauren

OMG yum this looks so good. Definitely going to make it this summer!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes, please let me know if you do!!!

Elisa

So perfect for summer

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you, Elisa!!

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