Blueberry Crumble Bars (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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These Blueberry Crumble bars are Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Oil-Free, and made with only 9 healthy ingredients! A tasty, delicious, and easy-to-make dessert.

A thick doughy base, gobs of sticky & sweet blueberries, and a crispy crumb topping. What’s not to love about Blueberry Crumble Bars?

blueberry crumble bars on white plate

Oh yeah, the whole they’re-usually-filled-with-dairy-eggs-and-gluten part. Fear not, friends! These Crumble Bars are Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, and they’re Refined Sugar-Free too. I even have a Nut-Free substitute in the recipe notes, so pretty much anyone can eat them.

ingredients for blueberry crumble bars on wooden cutting board

Made with only 9 plant-based ingredients, these Blueberry Crumble Bars are almost as good for ya as they are delicious! Can we also just take a moment to appreciate how cool Crumble Bars are? I seriously love how the same dough serves as both the base and the crumb topping.

Is that the multitasker in me speaking? Probably. Do I care? Nope.

blueberry crumble bars in pan with fresh blueberries on side

This recipe screams Summer to me, but as you can also use Frozen Blueberries instead of Fresh, I’d say you could make it any time of year! You could also substitute the Blueberries for another Berry or Fruit of choice if you want to switch things up. The possibilities are endless…but the result will always be delicious 😉

stack of blueberry crumble bars on white plate

A Few Final Thoughts:

  • I would strongly recommend letting the bars cool before you cut them, as they need some time after baking to set. However, you could easily reheat them in the oven or a toaster oven if you’d like to serve them warm!
  • If you decide to use Frozen Berries for this recipe, you may need to increase the cooking time on the filling. Frozen Berries typically release more liquid than fresh (but hey, they are a more affordable option!)
  • I used a Natural Almond Butter made of only Almonds; if your Nut Butter is salted, reduce the amount of Salt to ¼ tsp.

blueberry crumble bars on wooden cutting board with fresh blueberries

If you’re looking for more fruity Vegan Dessert recipes, you’ll also love this Vegan Blueberry Pie and these Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecakes!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂

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Blueberry Crumble Bars

blueberry crumble bars in pan with fresh blueberries and almond butter

These Blueberry Crumble bars are Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Oil-Free, and made with only 9 healthy ingredients! A tasty, delicious, and easy-to-make dessert.

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

For the Dough & Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup Almond Flour (not Almond Meal)
  • ½ cup Tapioca Flour
  • 1 ½ cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Natural Almond Butter*
  • ⅔ cup Maple Syrup

Blueberry Filling:

  • 16 oz. Fresh Blueberries
  • ⅓ cup Maple Syrup
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Tapioca Flour (can also sub Cornstarch)

Instructions

  1. First, prepare the Blueberry Filling. Add all ingredients to a medium pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring the mixture frequently to ensure nothing burns or sticks to the pan. The filling is “done” once it has thickened and most of the blueberries have popped. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Next, add the Almond Flour, Tapioca Flour, Oats, Baking Powder, and Salt to a large bowl. Whisk until evenly incorporated.
  4. Stir the Almond Butter and Maple Syrup together in a small bowl until they form an even paste, then add this mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir well until no dry clumps are left – the mixture should be pretty thick!
  5. Grease or line an 8×8” pan and press half of the “dough” into the bottom of it. Pour the Blueberry Filling over this layer, then use your hands to crumble the remaining dough and sprinkle it over the top.
  6. Bake for 27-30 minutes, or until the Crumb Topping is crisp and slightly browned.
  7. Let cool before slicing in the pan, then serve as desired. Leftovers will last at room temperature for up to 4 days, in the fridge for about a week, and frozen for about a month.

Notes

  • To make this recipe Nut-Free, substitute the Almond Butter for Tahini, Sunflower Seed Butter, or melted Coconut Butter.
  • I used a Natural Almond Butter made of only Almonds; if your Nut Butter is salted, reduce the amount of Salt to ¼ tsp.
  • This recipe should also work with Frozen Blueberries! You may have to simmer the Blueberry Filling for a little longer, as Frozen Blueberries usually release more liquid.

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About the Author

Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. These bars were easy to make and DELICIOUS!!! I wasn’t sure how firm they would be for cutting but they firmed up and I was able to cut them into nice squares. I only make them when there are others to help eat them because I would eat them all myself. I was a little concerned about the amount of syrup (i.e., sugar) in the crust. I would love to have an option to swap out some of the maple syrup to lower the sugar content.

    1. I’m glad it turned out great! Agave nectar or honey can be good alternatives for the maple syrup, adjust according to your preferred sweetness. 😊