A healthy gluten free strawberry crisp recipe made with a delicious fresh strawberry filling and topped in an almond flour and oat crisp topping. It is the ultimate Summertime strawberry dessert. Naturally dairy-free and Vegan too.

A large spoon filled with gluten-free strawberry crisp.

This Gluten-free Strawberry Crisp is hands-down my favorite dessert that I have made this summer. It is EPIC. The strawberries cook until they are bubbly and melty and perfectly sweet. And they are topped in the most delicious almond flour and oat crispy topping. NOM.

This recipe is naturally sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup. It is made without any refined flours or sugars. It naturally Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Vegan. However, you would never know that this crisp is made with healthier ingredients when you eat it! It’s that good.

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Why this recipe works:

  • It’s a fun twist on the classic crisp.
  • It is easy to make and is incredibly delicious.
  • This healthy strawberry crisp is made with clean ingredients. It is made with almond flour instead of white flour. Olive oil is used instead of butter. Coconut sugar is used instead of white sugar.
  • It’s a wonderful way to use up a bunch of strawberries. Need other ideas? Try my homemade strawberry daiquiris, strawberry almond milk, and strawberry sweet iced tea.

Recipe ingredients:

Ingredients needed to make gluten-free strawberry crisp.
  • fresh strawberries– hulled and quartered to ensure the right texture forms.
  • tapioca flour or arrowroot flour– both work interchangeably well. They are used to thicken the strawberry juices.
  • maple syrup– this is used to sweeten the berries themselves.
  • coconut sugar– this is used to sweet the crisp topping. It has a lower glycemic index than other sugars.
  • almond flour– blanched almond flour works best for baking.
  • gluten-free rolled oats– make sure they are certified gluten-free if this is important to you.
  • cinnamon– ceylon cinnamon is the most flavorful and best
  • olive oil– a good quality extra virgin olive oil is best.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions:

  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey. (FYI, the recipe won’t be Vegan if you use honey)
  • Instead of almond flour, you can use cashew flour, macadamia nut flour, sunflower seed flour, oat flour, or even regular white flour. Use whatever flour meets your dietary needs.
  • Instead of coconut sugar, you can use brown sugar.
  • Instead of olive oil, you can use avocado oil or coconut oil. If you use coconut oil, make sure to measure it in its melted state.
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can use orange juice.

Step by step strawberry crisp instructions:

Strawberry filling prepped in a dish.
Step 1

Step 1: Start by hulling ( removing the green part of the strawberry) and quartering your strawberries. A 32 ounce pack of strawberries resulted in 5 cups of quartered strawberries for me.

Then put your strawberries into a large bowl, along with tapioca flour, lemon juice, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Mix and then pour into your baking pan.

Crisp topping on top of strawberries to make strawberry crisp.
Step 2

Step 2: Make the crisp topping. In one bowl, mix together the coconut sugar, almond flour, gluten free rolled oats, and cinnamon.

Then in another bowl mix your maple syrup with your oil ( olive or coconut), and then pour it on top of the almond flour and oat mixture.

Mix it until the dry ingredients are not longer dry.

Evenly distribute the crisp on top of strawberries.

Freshly baked strawberry crisp in a baking dish.
Step 3

Step 3: Bake until the strawberries are bubbly and the crisp topping is golden!

A large spoon scooping out some strawberry crisp.
Step 4

Step 4: Serve and enjoy.

How to serve:

  • This crisp was meant to be served with ice-cream, whipped cream or cream. Especially when it is warm.
  • You can also serve it cold or room temperature by itself or with added almond butter for breakfast.
  • You can also serve it on top of a bowl of fresh mixed berries.
Fresh healthy strawberry crisp with ice-cream on top.

Recipe FAQs:

Can you use frozen strawberries?

Fresh strawberries are best BUT if you need to use frozen strawberries, make sure to add an extra Tablespoon of arrowroot or tapioca flour to absorb some of the extra liquid.

Are oats gluten-free?

In theory yes, rolled oats are gluten-free, but you have to make sure your package says that it is certified to be gluten-free to make sure that there is no cross contamination.

Can you reheat berry crisp?

Yes! Just put it back into the oven at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. OR microwave it on a microwave safe plate.

Can you make this nut-free?

Yes! Just use a different type of flour to replace the almond flour. You can use sunflower seed flour or oat flour.

A plate full of strawberry crisp, with a spoon on the plate.

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Gluten-free Strawberry Crisp (Dairy-free, Vegan)

Dominique
A delicious dairy-free, Vegan, and gluten-free dessert made with a delicious fresh strawberry filling and topped in an almond flour and oat crisp topping.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 411 kcal

Ingredients
  

Strawberry filling ingredients:

  • 5 cups strawberries hulled and quartered (5 cups = 32 ounces)
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca flour (or arrowroot flour)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

Crisp topping ingredients:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Put strawberries into a bowl and top with tapioca flour, lemon juice, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix, then pour into a 10 x 10 inch pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the coconut sugar, almond flour, gluten free rolled oats, and cinnamon with a fork. Set aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix the oil with 2 Tbs maple syrup, and then pour it on top of the almond flour oat mixture. Mix until the dry ingredients are all wet and clumpy. Then evenly sprinkle the topping on top of the strawberries. Press down on the crisp with the back of your fork.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until topping has hardened, slightly golden and strawberries are bubbly.
  • Serve warm. Highly recommend adding your favorite ice-cream on top!

Notes

  • *Hulling the strawberries means to remove the green part of the strawberry.
  • * Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey. (FYI, the recipe won’t be Vegan if you use honey)
  • * Instead of almond flour, you can use cashew flour, macadamia nut flour, sunflower seed flour, oat flour, or even regular white flour. Use whatever flour meets your dietary needs.
  • * Instead of coconut sugar, you can use brown sugar.
  • * Instead of olive oil, you can use avocado oil or coconut oil. If you use coconut oil, make sure to measure it in its melted state.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 56.4gProtein: 6gFat: 20.9g
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