Strawberry Crumb Bars

The crust and crumble layer turned out INSANE + the tartness of the strawberry mixture made these bars unbelievable. Plus, they are gluten-free, plant-based, and refined sugar-free.

I am not much of a fruity desert kinda gal, I love me some cookies and chocolate but I definitely underestimated this one. So shout out to my sister for convincing me to give these a try!

This bar recipe was tweaked a bit but is based on Ela Vegan’s Strawberry Crumb Bar recipe. Written below is the recipe that I used, but feel free to check out the original recipe on Ela Vegan’s site!

DOUGH

  • 3 cups of gluten-free rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 cup of almond flour (also Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 small banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup Lakanto maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup canned Coconut Milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder

STRAWBERRY FILLING

  • 3 cups of diced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Lakanto maple syrup
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 8 tsp chia seeds
  • 3 tsp arrowroot powder

Instructions:

  1. Heat strawberry filling ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and then let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Grease a baking dish.
  3. Mix dough ingredients and press 2/3 of the dough into a pan.
  4. Pour strawberry filling evenly over the crust.
  5. Sprinkle the rest of the dough in crumbles on top of the strawberry filling.
  6. Bake at 360 for approx 25 minutes.
  7. (OPTIONAL: top with extra chia seeds and coconut flakes!)

Going to start working on another version of these to include even more fiber, omega-3’s and other nutrients to eat as a nutritious breakfast or snack! Will keep you all updated! Enjoy : )

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