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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars

A delicious gluten free, vegan treat perfect for brunch or simple afternoon snacking

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9

Ingredients

For the fruit filling

  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 cup diced rhubarb
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Crumble

  • 2/3 cup whole rolled oats & additional for garnish
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp firm coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp filtered water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. Make the crumble by mixing the oats, walnuts or pecans, almond flour, brown sugar, flaxseed, cinnamon and salt in a food processor. Once combined, add the coconut oil and pulse again. Then add the water and pulse one more time until everything is mixed well.

  3. Press 2/3 of the crumble into the baking dish to create the crust layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes and then remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 - 15 minutes.

  4. While the crust is baking, mix up your fruit filling. Add the strawberries, rhubarb, cornstarch, lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla to a medium sized mixing bowl and stir together.

  5. Spread the fruit filling over the slightly cooled crust and sprinkle with remaining crumble or as much of the crumble as your prefer. Garnish with a few more oats and return to the oven to bake another 20 minutes, until the fruit is soft and the crumble topping is crisp.

  6. Let cool completely before slicing into bars and serve immediately or store cooled bars in a tupperware container in the fridge. Enjoy with ice cream or on their own!