Egg FreeGluten FreeVegan   Today I have an amazing soft and sweet and hearty and gooey and… well, all around delicious berry crumble bar for you. But it’s really just a big tease, because I don’t have the recipe for you! I am guest posting for my friend Mary Frances while she is on vacation, and I sent the recipe to her, so you’ll have to go check it out over on The Sweet {Tooth} Life! Click here for the Berry Crumble Bars recipe!(or just scroll down) ** Berry Crumble Bars  Ingredients For the crust: 

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter + 1/4 cup coconut oil (or 1/2 cup of one or the other), melted
  • 1/4 cup honey, maple syrup or agave
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (optional, or to taste – I didn’t use any in this layer)
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt

For the filling:

  • 3/4 cup mixed berry jam
  • 5 large strawberries, sliced

For the crumble: 

  • 3 Tablespoons melted vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar (more to taste)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

 Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat an 8″x8″ pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Make the base by mixing all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Press into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes until the edges are slightly golden.
  3. While the base is cooking, make the crumble by thoroughly combining all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. When the base is done baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly (10 minutes or more). Spread the jam in a single layer on top of the crust, and arrange the strawberry slices evenly over the top of the jam.
  5. Use your fingers to distribute the crumble in little blobs evenly across the top.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, and allow to cool before cutting and serving.
  7. Store the leftover, with wax paper between layers, in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to three months.

Yield: Makes 9 bars, or more or less depending on how to cut them.  ** PS: Are you out of any of the ingredients you need to make this? No problem! I am partnering with Instacart to make it easy to get all of the ingredients you need for the recipe and to have them delivered to your house in under 2 hours. This is a service I use for all of my grocery shopping and I love them!  To start your order, scroll down below the recipe and use the Instacart widget to add any ingredient to your cart. You will immediately be redirected to the Instacart page (best if you are signed in; if you don’t already have an Instacart account, you can sign up with email or Facebook) where you can add whatever ingredients you don’t already have on hand to your cart, select your delivery time, and check out. You’ll have ingredients in no time.