Vegan Strawberry Crumble Cookies (Paleo, Keto Option)

Vegan strawberry crumble bars get a cookie makeover, and it couldn’t be any easier! Made with oatmeal, peanut butter and sweetened with banana, this easy recipe takes 20 minutes to make! Vegan, gluten-free and with a keto and paleo option. 

Vegan Gluten Free Strawberry Crumble Bar Cookies recipe- perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Vegan Strawberry Crumble Bars

Strawberry crumble cookies are a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie base, topped with fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, and an addictive crumb topping. Perfect for a wholesome breakfast or healthy dessert, these strawberry cookies will be your new favorite.

This all started off as a delicious accident. I had intentions to make strawberry crumble bars but stupidly had misplaced my 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Unfortunately, I only realized this halfway through prepping the recipe, that I had to think of another option. 

I’d recently had success making blueberry breakfast cookies, fresh strawberry cookies, and zucchini chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

It was time for some strawberry action.

Healthy Strawberry Crumble Bar Cookies 

What could have been a wasted recipe turned into something even better- All the taste and texture of strawberry crumble bar, but in cookie form!

Not only was it quicker and easier to prepare, but it also took much less time- 20 minutes all up! The original version, made with oatmeal, is completely vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. To satisfy my keto/low carb and paleo friends, I’ve also included a delicious option to fit those diets too! 

Easy delicious strawberry crumble cookies that taste like a strawberry crumble bar!

How to make strawberry Crumble Cookies

Step 1: Prepare your crumble topping by combining all the crumb (streusel) ingredients and mixing well, until a thick crumble remains. If the crumbs are too thick, add some extra milk. if it is too thin, add some extra almond flour.

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or prepare a cookie sheet and set aside.

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, combine your ingredients and mix well. 

Step 4: Form 8 balls of cookie dough and place on the lined pan. Press each ball into a large cookie shape. Top each cookie with strawberry jam and spread to cover most of the cookie. Add some sliced strawberries and top each cookie with some of the crumble mixture.

Step 5: Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges and crumb topping have gone golden brown.

Step 6: Allow strawberry crumble cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Can you make strawberry crumble cookies into crumble bars?

As this recipe originally was intended to be strawberry crumble bars, they certainly can be made that way if you prefer.

Simply follow the directions as above and instead of forming them into cookies, press the batter into an 8 x 8-inch pan. Spread the entire top of the bars with the strawberry jam, before adding the strawberries and crumb topping.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out ‘just’ clean from the center.

Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan completely, before slicing into bars. 

Can you use fresh or frozen strawberries

Either fresh or frozen strawberries can be used.

If you opt to use frozen strawberries, ensure the strawberries have been thawed completely. Once thawed, use a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

How to make crumble bars keto and paleo friendly

The original recipe uses oatmeal, banana, and peanut butter, all delicious, but not ingredients suitable for a keto and paleo diet.

Instead, there is an option to make these delicious crumble cookies keto/paleo friendly.

The paleo/keto option uses almond flour, pumpkin, and shredded coconut instead, but yields the same delicious soft and chewy cookie, loaded with strawberry flavor! 

Can you make strawberry crumble cookies gluten-free, nut-free and sugar-free? 

Make the original strawberry crumble cookies gluten free, sugar free and nut-free by using the following ingredient substitutions.

Instead of using any strawberry jam, use a sugar free version, like this one

Ensure the rolled oats used is gluten-free certified

Substitute the peanut butter with a nut-free alternative, like sunflower seed butter, wow butter or smooth tahini

Storing Strawberry Crumble Cookies

Leftover strawberry crumble bar cookies should be stored in the fridge in a sealed container or on a covered plate. Cookies stored in the fridge will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

Strawberry cookies are freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. Wrap cookies individually in parchment paper, and placed in freezer friendly ziplock bag. 

Enjoy cookies from the freezer by thawing completely at room temperature. 

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Vegan Strawberry Crumble Bar Cookies (Keto, Paleo Option)

Vegan strawberry crumble bars get a cookie makeover, and it couldn't be any easier! Made with oatmeal, peanut butter and sweetened with banana, this easy recipe takes 20 minutes to make! Vegan, gluten-free and with a keto and paleo option. 
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, strawberries
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 Cookies
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

For the vegan and gluten-free version

For the keto and paleo option

For the crumb topping

Sugar Free Glaze

Instructions

For the vegan and gluten-free version

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients, except for the strawberries and jam, and mix well. 
  • Form 8 balls of dough. Place each ball on the lined tray and press each ball into a cookie shape. Spread the jam on each cookie and evenly distribute the strawberries amongst them. Top the cookies with the crumb topping.  
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges and crumb topping have turned golden brown.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the pan for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, drizzle wih the sugar free glaze. 

For the keto and paleo option

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. In a seperate bowl, combine your pumpkin, coconut oil, and syrup and mix until combined. 
  • Combine your dry and wet ingredients and mix until combined. If the batter is too thick, add the extra 1/4 cup of pumpkin. 
  • Form 8 balls of dough. Place each ball on the lined tray and press each ball into a cookie shape. Spread the jam on each cookie and evenly distribute the strawberries amongst them. Top the cookies with the crumb topping.  
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges and crumb topping have turned golden brown.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, drizzle wih the sugar free glaze. 

To make the crumb topping

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. In a seperate small bowl, add your vanilla extract, coconut oil, and keto maple syrup and whisk together.  
  • Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix very well, until small crumbles remain. If the batter is too thick, add more milk. If too thin, add some extra almond flour.  

For the sugar free glaze

  • Combine your powdered sugar with coconut milk and whisk together until a sticky glaze remains. 

Notes

* Start with 1/4 cup and only add the other 1/4 cup if the batter is too thick.
Vegan Strawberry Crumble Bar Cookies (Keto, Paleo Option) should be stored in the fridge in a sealed container. Cookies will keep for 5 days.
Cookies are freezer friendly and can be kept frozen for up to 2 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 16g | Vitamin A: 3% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 4%
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6 thoughts on “Vegan Strawberry Crumble Cookies (Paleo, Keto Option)


  1. The flavor is SO good! But I’m so sad that my crust didn’t firm up at all. I made the bars using only the 1/4 cup pumpkin. The top cooked beautifully but the bottom was mushy. Will try as cookies next to see if that makes a difference. Thank you for the recipe!

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