Fresh Strawberry Crumble Bars {Vegan}

strawberry bars, crumble bars, vegan baking

Howdy and happy Groundhog’s Day to you!  This isn’t really a Groundhog’s Day inspired recipe (who eats groundhog anyway?) but I had a plethora of oats and almonds in my pantry that inspired this recipe instead.

I bought some fresh strawberries and these vegan strawberry bars were born!  I love that this recipe uses real fruit instead of jam.  That makes it healthy right?  Okay, not really.  There is plenty of sugar in these bars, but they are completely dairy and egg-free, so that helps.

Usually when I read those words (“dairy-free” and “egg-free”) I instantly connect it to being tasteless.  I know, that’s a shameful thing to do but I am a bacon-lover at heart after all.  Have no fear though, because the fresh strawberries with the texture of the crumble really are a winning combination that does not lack in flavor one bit.  I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Fresh Strawberry Crumble Bars {Vegan}

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yields: About 12 bars

Fresh Strawberry Crumble Bars {Vegan}

Ingredients

    For the Crust:
  • 6 tbsp unsalted dairy-free butter alternative, chilled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • For the Filling:
  • 3½ cups chopped organic strawberries
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 lemon
  • For the Topping:
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup quick oats
  • ¼ cup crushed almonds
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted dairy-free butter alternative, chilled

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use a pastry blender or food processor to combine crust ingredients until crumbly. Press into an 8×8 dish. Place into the oven and bake about 15 minutes, until slightly browned. Remove and set aside.
  3. Combine strawberries, sugar and about 3 tbsp lemon juice from the lemon in a bowl. Zest the lemon for extra lemon flavor over the strawberries. Add the flour and mix until well blended. Set aside.
  4. For the topping, combine all ingredients listed above with a pastry blender or food processor until crumbly. Spoon the strawberries over the crust, then top with crumbly topping and crushed almonds.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is a nice golden brown. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars-
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3 Comment

  1. So yummy! Thanks for bringing me some.

    1. Anytime! You were my inspiration!

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