Healthy Gluten Free Strawberry Crisp! This is an easy rustic free-form oat topping that becomes naturally moistened as it bakes into a buttery flavor. I like to use monk fruit sugar in the topping making it sugar-free. It is delectable served warm with a scoop of dairy-free whipped topping or ice cream.
Fresh strawberries are summers staple item and we can’t seem to get enough of them! This glorious ruby red juicy fruit is the most delicious picked straight off the vine and turned into homemade strawberry jam, strawberry crisp, strawberry granola crumble, turmeric strawberry lemonade, gluten-free strawberry cake and I have so many more healthy strawberry recipes up my sleeve that I am dying to share! Oh if only I had more time in the day….
For now you can always search this site in the top right corner for strawberry or strawberries and a whopping load of gluten-free recipes will pop up for ya!
One of easiest strawberry desserts that comes together quickly is a strawberry crisp, or any fruit filled crisp for that matter. This recipe is bursting with a juicy red and white color theme, so make sure to pin this for all of your red, white, and blue holiday events!
Anytime we are having company over for dinner or I just want something sweet and healthy to serve for dessert, my go-to-dessert is always a crisp. It really takes little time to prepare and the time consuming part is chopping the strawberries, which realistically only takes 5 minutes.
This healthy strawberry crisp is just as satisfying as my gluten-free apple crisp recipe, but this one is even easier to make AND sugar-free!
HOW TO MAKE A STRAWBERRY CRISP FROM SCRATCH
Seasonal strawberries work best and taste much more flavorful and sweet than ones that are not in season. But really, you can use this recipe with any fruit, including peaches, blueberries, and apples in equal amounts.
HOW TO PREPARE THE FILLING
First wash and cut off the green stems of the strawberry plant. Then cut each strawberry into quarters. The total amount for the filling will equal 6 cups of sliced strawberries, or about 32 ounces (2- 16 ounce containers of strawberries).
Then add the sugar, fresh lemon juice, and salt and mix to combine.
MAKING THE TOPPING
Add the gluten-free flour and topping ingredients to a bowl with chilled unsalted butter. To keep this a vegan crisp recipe (and dairy-free), use vegan butter. But if that is not an issue for you regular unsalted butter is fine. Then using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter with the flour ingredients until a fine crumb forms. Then stir in gluten-free rolled oats.
LAYER AND BAKE
In a 9-inch baking dish spread out the prepared strawberry filling evenly on the bottom. Top it evenly with the oat and flour topping. Then bake it until it is golden and bubbly. You will see a beautiful vibrant red coloring around the edges when it is ready!
ARE ALL OATS GLUTEN-FREE?
Great question about oats so here is the short and long answer. The long answer is no and the short answer is no because gluten has seeped into every possible nook and cranny of the consumer market. Oats are naturally gluten-free but can end up containing gluten if grown alongside wheat or processed in a plant or mill that also processes gluten-containing grains. Always scan the label of products for the “certified gluten-free” logo, which ensures the product hasn’t been processed using the same machinery used for wheat products.
BEST SUGAR-FREE SUGARS TO USE IN DESSERTS AND BAKING
Keto diets have become a big deal over the years, and many keto recipes use Monk fruit. If you are not familiar with Monk fruit yet, it is one of the most wonderful sweeteners that are sugar free and it bakes well. It also comes in liquid form like a maple syrup and granulated sugar form.
CAN THIS GLUTEN-FREE STRAWBERRY CRISP STORE ON THE COUNTER?
For storing this will store on the counter for 2 days in a cool dry spot. To make it last longer – up to 5 days – store it in the refrigerator in a sealed container. It serves best warmed slightly and enjoy it topped with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream of choice!
For more tasty gluten-free dessert recipes, check out my Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Baking Cookbook, which can be ordered on Amazon and most major bookstores.
Healthy Gluten Free Strawberry Crisp
- 6 cups strawberries stems removed and cut into quarters
- 4 tablespoons monk fruit (this is sugar-free, you can also use organic sugar, xyilitol or erythritol)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice prefer fresh
- 1/8 teaspoon pink salt (or table salt)
Make the Batter Topping
- 3/4 cup gluten-free flour mix
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or Monk fruit to keep it sugar-free
- 1 tablespoon Monk fruit (this is sugar-free, you can also use organic sugar, xyilitol or erythritol)
- 1/4 teaspoon pink salt (or table salt)
- 6 tablespoons vegan unsalted butter chilled, or organic butter- cut into slices or cubes
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8-by-11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Make The Filling
- In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt. Toss to coat evenly and set aside.
Make The Batter Topping
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugars, and salt. Cut in the butter until a fine crumb forms. Stir in the oats.
Assemble and Bake
- In the prepared baking dish, add the strawberry filling evenly to the bottom. Crumble the topping over it evenly. Bake until the topping is golden in color and bubbling, about 45 minutes (less time if using a larger baking pan- see notes below). Serve warm with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.