There are two things about Almond Fruit Crumble Bars that make me extremely happy — they are so easy, and they satisfy my need for baked sweets.
What is a Crumble Bar?
You might be wondering what a crumble bar is exactly. This is an easy one. It’s because the topping (which is the exact same as the crust) is crumbled on the top instead of pressed. This creates a crispy and delicate topping that is usually golden brown and sitting on top of a fruit or creamy filling.
I’m telling you, once you have a go-to crust/crumble recipe, you can swap out the filling to all sorts of flavors. Those are my favorite type of recipes.
What’s the Nutrition Like in a Crumble Bar?
If you’re eating a crumble bar, you shouldn’t think about nutritional value; save that for your salad. However, I have some ingredients in my Almond Fruit Crumble Bars that might make this more enjoyable, especially if you have some healthy eating goals starting right now.
The “almond” part of the bar comes from almond flour — there is no wheat flour in this recipe. I also add rolled oats to this recipe for more fiber. I also love that you can use any type of jam that you have on hand, so if you make your own or have a specific flavor you love, that’s what you should use in this recipe.
If you’re catching these bars while they are still warm, they are delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
How Do I Store These?
I store these in the refrigerator. I love how firm they get; I prefer them that way. They can sit out on the counter for 1-2 days after they are baked.
You can also bake these a day ahead and take them to a potluck or gathering to share. Wait until they are fully cooled to cut and you’ll get a much more even square.Print
Crust and Crumble
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 large egg
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon (about 2 teaspoons)
1/2 cup fruit jam of your choice
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper to easily remove the bars.
Combine all of the crust and crumble ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until just combined.
Take 3/4 of the crust and crumble mix and evenly press into the bottom of the baking dish.
Spead the jam over the crust, leaving 1/2 inch on each side.
Crumble the remaining crust and crumble mixture over the top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top just starts to get golden brown.
Allow to cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition information is for 9 servings, but these can be cut into smaller squares.
Inspired by Joy! https://joythebaker.com/2019/01/almond-flour-strawberry-crumble-bars/
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes