Strawberry crumb bars | vegan & gluten free
These strawberry crumb bars remind me of my childhood. My mother used to make crumble bars quite often and I loved them. However they were filled with lots of butter, eggs and sugar. So I worked on creating a vegan crumble recipe and make it healthier overall. The first attempt turned out a bit dry, so I tweaked it and now I am very satisfied with my own healthy strawberry crumb bars.
This recipe contains only wholesome plantbased ingredients, no butter, no eggs, no gluten, no refined sugar and no dairy! These crumble bars turned out very soft and fruity and they were gone so fast as they are super delicious.
Easy to make strawberry crumb bars
You will need 10 ingredients and about 20 minutes to prepare these healthy strawberry crumb bars. The main ingredient are oats (you can use regular or gluten free oats) and strawberries. I made this healthy dessert while mixing all ingredients for the crust with my hands in one bowl! Yes no food processor or blender needed, just your hands, a bowl and one saucepan for the strawberry filling. It can’t get much easier in my opinion.
Vegan crumble bars with different fillings
Before I made this recipe I asked on my Instagram account @elavegan which filling I should use as I want to make recipes which my readers appreciate. My followers were able to choose either apples, strawberries, blackberries or poppy seeds as these were the ingredients I had at home at that time. About 100 people voted for strawberries, 75 for apples, almost 60 for blackberries and about 55 for poppy seeds. Some people also had the idea to combine strawberries and poppy seeds etc. You can find the Instagram post here.
Since strawberries were mentioned most often, I made these strawberry crumb bars but you could use any other filling. In my first attempt of trying out crumble bars I made blueberry crumb bars and next time I will make apple cinnamon crumb bars. I am sure I will also make poppy seed crumb bars soon as I love, love, love poppy seeds.
To sum it up, these strawberry crumb bars are:
- Dairy free
- Egg free
- Refined sugar free
- Gluten free
- Easy to make
Try out my recipe and please report back
If you recreate my recipe, please leave a comment below and/or tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan so that I can see it and leave a comment.
For more recipes with strawberries, check out this post: Strawberry Coconut Cheesecake Bars
- 2 cups oats (gf) (205 g)
- 1 cup almond flour (120 g)
- 1 cup oat flour (ground oats) (90 g)
- 1 small banana, mashed (80 g)
- 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup (80 g)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk, canned (60 g)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 cups diced strawberries (450 g)
- 1/3 cup agave or maple syrup (105 g)
- 2-3 tsp lime or lemon juice
- 5 tsp chia seeds
- 3 tsp corn starch or potato starch
Put the ingredients for the strawberry filling in a saucepan, bring to a boil, let it simmer for 5-10 minutes and stir occasionally
Combine all ingredients for the dough in a bowl by either using your hands or a hand mixer
Press 2/3 of the dough evenly into a greased baking dish. My mold measures 7 x 11 inches (18 x 28 cm)
Pour over the strawberry filling
Crumble the remaining 1/3 dough on top
Bake in the oven at 180 degree C for 20-25 minutes