This vegan Strawberry Crumble is as simple as it is delicious. It's easy to make with just 4 ingredients and is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Bake it in just 30 minutes for an epic summer dessert!
If you’re craving an easy, incredibly flavorful strawberry dessert, this Strawberry Crumble is it! The recipe is effortless, requiring just 4 ingredients and very little hands on time and it’s packed with juicy fresh strawberries and topped with a sweet oat crisp.
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best and this strawberry crisp always gets rave reviews!
Just 4 ingredients and you're well on your way to a fresh and healthy vegan dessert! Here's everything you'll need:
- Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are wonderful in this, but frozen will work too.
- Quick oats: For the oatmeal topping, we recommend quick oats for the best texture, but old fashioned rolled oats will work in a pinch. If you don't have quick oats, you can pulse old fashioned oats in a food processor to break them down.
- Butter: Use melted vegan butter or coconut oil to give this strawberry oatmeal crumble that golden crisp texture.
- Sugar: Mixed with oats and melted butter for a perfectly sweet crumble topping.
How to make this recipe
- Step one: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Step two: In a small bowl, mix the quick oats, melted butter, and sugar until a crumble forms.
- Step three: Pour the strawberries into a 9x11 casserole dish.
- Step four: Top the strawberries with the oatmeal crumble. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden.
- Using frozen strawberries: If using frozen fruit, do not thaw before baking, as this will make the crumble too watery. Keep in mind, frozen strawberries may produce a more liquid-y filling. You may need to add about 15 minutes more to the cook time. If the topping starts to brown too quickly, gently lay a sheet of foil over top.
- Sugar: Feel free to swap out the granulated sugar for an equal amount of coconut sugar. You can also use monk fruit sweetener with zero calories. I recommend starting with 3 or 4 tablespoons, as monk fruit is more sweet than sugar.
- Cool: We recommend letting the crumble cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. This will allow time for the fruit filling to set and not contain so much liquid.
Frequently asked questions
For a perfectly crisp topping, it's best to bake this at a moderate temperature of 375?F over a long period of time. This gives the fruit time to break down without the top burning.
Bake the strawberry crumble until the fruit juices are bubbling around the edges and the topping is firm and golden, about 30 minutes.
This recipe is naturally gluten free as long as you use gluten-free oats.
Serving and storage recommendations
This strawberry crumble is great served warm or room temperature. Serve it topped with vegan vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat!
Store leftovers covered or in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 2 to 3 days. Reheat individual servings, covered, in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or until it is warmed to your preference.
More vegan dessert recipes
- 4 cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 ½ cup quick oats
- ⅓ cup melted vegan butter or coconut oil
- ⅓ cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, mix the quick oats, melted butter, and sugar until a crumble forms. If using coconut sugar, substitute 1:1 ratio. If using monk fruit sweetener with zero calories, I recommend starting with 3 or 4 Tbsp, as monk fruit is more sweet than sugar.
- Pour the strawberries into a 9x11-inch casserole dish and top them with the oatmeal crumble. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes and until golden.
The recipes on Peanut Butter and Jilly can easily be adapted to fit a vegan lifestyle, a gluten-free lifestyle, or both depending on the ingredients you use. Please review the ingredients lists carefully and refer to our recommendations in the Notes of the recipe card to make this recipe compatible with your needs. Nutrition information provided is an estimate, and will vary based on specific brands of ingredients used and cooking methods.