These Gluten Free Triple Berry Crumble Bars are the perfect treat. They’re sweet and tart at the same time and the best part is, they’re healthy!
These bars are gluten free, vegan, and refined-sugar free. They are made with a cashew and oat base + 3 kinds of berries: blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries! Enjoy.
The Most Beautiful Bars
These might be the most beautiful bars I ever set eyes on. Anyone else out there prefer their desserts not so sweet? These bars are perfectly tart and a little bit sweet, meaning you can really taste ALL THE FLAVORS in every single bite.
So many times, desserts are wayyyyy over done with too much sugar. Once you hit a certain point with sugar, it doesn’t even taste good anymore IMO. This recipe is wholesome and healthy and legit the perfect fruity treat!
We really hope you guys make this recipe and LOVE it. It really is the perfect treat: it’s great for those who are gluten free or who really like fruity desserts! Oh, and if you’re feeling sassy, you can totally eat a bar for breakfast, too. They are THAT healthy.
This crumble crust is made with a cashew and oat base, and sweetened with:
- coconut oil
- maple syrup
- vanilla almond milk
- a little vanilla extract
The best part about this crumble crust is that it also doubles as the crumble topping for these bars. Two for one, people. This means that you’ll make one batch of the crumble crust, and separate it into portions for the crust and the topping. Then, you’re onto the filling:
Tripe Berry Filling
The filling is a mixture of three kinds of berries (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries!), honey, and a splash of orange juice. When you mix it all together into one recipe…it’s HEAVEN in bar form. And it’s easy to make:
You’ll start by placing all ingredients for the berry filling (except for the tapioca flour) into a medium sauce pan.
Turn the stovetop heat to high, and bring filling to a boil, making sure to stir often. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to continue stirring during this time.
Finally, add tapioca flour to the berry mixture, and let it simmer for another 5-10 minutes, until the filling has thickened.
Toppings for Crumble Bars
We suggest topping these bars with coconut whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. YUM YUM YUM. What will you be topping your triple berry crumble bars with?!
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Triple Berry Crumble Bars
For the Berry Filling
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh strawberries diced
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup 100% orange juice
- 3 tablespoons honey
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
For the Crust & Crumble Topping
- 3 cups cashew meal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil room temperature
- 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray an 8x8-inch pan with coconut oil cooking spray and set aside.
- Next, mix all crust/crumble ingredients together in a medium/large mixing bowl.
- Then, take 2/3 of the mixture and press it evenly onto the bottom of the oiled 8x8 pan. Set the rest of the crust/crumble mixture aside (this is what you will use for the crumble topping).
- Bake crust at 350ºF for 10 minutes. Remove crust and set aside.
- Next, place all ingredients for the berry filling (except for the tapioca flour) into a medium sauce pan.
- Turn heat to high and bring filling to a boil, stirring often. Once boiling, turn heat down to low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Continue stirring.
- Add tapioca flour to the berry mixture and let simmer for another 5-10 minutes, until thickened. Stir often.
- Once the berry filling has thickened, pour on top of the crust.
- Spread the rest of the crumble mixture over the top of the berry filling and then bake for another 10 minutes at 350ºF.
- Let cool for 20 minutes before placing into the fridge for at least 2 hours to let the filling set. Slice and enjoy!
I only let it cool for 1 hour haha becouse i couldnt wait but it was delicious!
I am excited to make this recipe! Would I be able to use frozen fruit instead?
Yes! Frozen works, too!
Any suggestions for a substitute for the OJ?
Water will work!
So good! I baked these ahead of time and froze them for my daughter who is a RN and can use all of the yumminess right now. Thanks for this and other great recipes!
Such a great idea!!!
Any substitute for tapioca flour & cashew meal.. thank u🙏🏽
This has become a favorite. I substitute the cashew meal with almond flour. AMAZING. I made them both times for people who aren’t on any kind restricted diet and they were blown away by how good it is. For an extra special treat I topped each serving with a dollar of SoDelicious Dairy Free CocoWhip (like Cool Whip, in freezer section.)
I want that whole tray! These are screaming summer and I love it! 🙂
Could I substitute flaxmeal for the cashew meal?
I just made these bars, had them chilling in the fridge and just tried my first one. Hot damn. You nailed this on the head. Definitely saving this recipe to make for pretty much any occasion. Question- do you recommend keeping them in the fridge or are they okay to sit out in a plastic container?
Oh great! I would store them in the fridge 🙂
What is cashew meal or almond meal? Is it just flour?
They are ground almond or cashew
I made these for father’s day this past weekend and they were a HUGE hit. Delicious. We ate them for dessert and then for breakfast the next morning.
I am a celiac and can’t have dairy and often struggle to find delicious desserts. I have just made these for the second time. The first with berries and this time, cinnamon apple and peach. Both times they have been the bees knees! I’ve given them as treats to my colleagues and friends and everyone loves them, even people that can have dairy and gluten usually!
o0ooo! I’d love to know your apple cinnamon recipe 🙂 That would make an excellent blog post!
YUM! It looks amazing!
Can I use anything other than the Cashew meal? We have a cashew allergy! Thanks!
Actually, anything other than a nut flour? !
I was going to suggest Almond Meal, are you able to use this? The crust is really meant to be a nut based crust! If you can’t have either of those- you may want to find a different recipe 🙁
These bars are AMAZING! I ate them warm with a little bit of whipped cream on top and it tastes just like pie! Yum! ?
These Triple Berry Bars looks absolutely AMAZING! Can’t wait to make them! I’m on the lookout for yummy but healthy treats and this looks just the thing! Thanks you the recipe – I love you recipes, and your photos are scrumptious!
Aww thanks! These bars are absolutely DELISH.
These bars were at a4th of July party and i almost ran away with the whole tray!!! Do you think I could replace the oats with coconut flakes?…I’m trying to make it a bit more low carb for a diabetic friend
LOL. If you are trying to use no grains…check out Davida’s similar recipe (it’s what I based mine off of): http://www.thehealthymaven.com/2015/06/blueberry-hazelnut-crumb-bars.html She used hazelnuts, but you can pretty much use any nut!
The recipe looks very delicious, I hope I can make it perfectly.
Lee, these look delicious! I love crumble bars and berries – such a perfect combo. Nice to say hi from one Minneapolis foodie to another, too. 🙂
I am sooo making these for the 4th! Great idea. I loved Almond Breeze. I may even test it out sooner 🙂
YES to all of the above!