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Strawberry Crumb Bars

These Strawberry Crumb Bars are filled with a sweet and juicy strawberry filling and topped with a buttery grain-free shortbread crumble topping. They are made with simple pantry-friendly ingredients and make the perfect healthy snack or dessert for spring and summer. These strawberry bars are also completely gluten-free, grain free, paleo and refined-sugar free with low carb and keto sweetener options.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry bars, strawberry crumb bars, strawberry dessert, strawberry pie bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Calories 283 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

CRUST AND TOPPING:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes , roughly chopped OR pulsed 1-2 times until they resemble the texture of quick oats
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds , roughly chopped OR pulsed 1-2 times until they resemble the texture of quick oats
  • 1 2/3 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 2 tbs arrowroot flour or tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup softened refined coconut oil or butter flavored coconut oil can sub with vegan butter or ghee if not dairy-free
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest

FILLING:

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries , chopped. May sub with frozen - thaw drain & pat dry first
  • 3 Tbsps maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs arrowroot OR tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang.

Make the filling:

  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, add fruit, maple syrup, arrowroot, lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, while smashing & stirring with a wooden spoon. Reduce heat & cook for 3-5 minutes, or until mixture is thickened. Chill in fridge until ready to use.

Make the crust and topping:

  1. Chop your coconut flakes or sliced almond until they resemble the texture of quick oats or alternatively, you can add them to the bowl of a food processor and pulse 1-2 times, until still crumbly.

    Transfer to a large bowl and whisk in the almond flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. With a fork, pastry cutter, or using your clean hands, cut butter into flour mixture together until it resembles coarse crumbs.

    Top view of ingredients in a white mixing bowl to make raspberry crumb bars
  2. Press a little more than half of the crust mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven & allow to cool for 5 minutes.

    Shortbread crust for strawberry pie bars in a square baking pan
  3. Spread fruit mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over berry layer.

    Strawberry filling layered on the shortbread crust for strawberry pie bars in a square baking pan
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares or enjoy straight. Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

    Top view of 9 strawberry crumb bars on on a white background

Recipe Notes

How To Store The Leftovers

Transfer the cooled bars to a reusable storage container and store in the refrigerator for up to four days. When ready to enjoy, reheat in the microwave and coat with your favorite nut butter or just allow them to come to room temperature.

How to freeze

Arrange the strawberry pie bars in a single layer inside a reusable storage container or bag. Store these squares in the freezer for up to six months. When ready to eat, allow the strawberry bars to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Crumb Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Trans Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.