Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
This Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is filled with fresh strawberries and rhubarb and topped off with a gluten-free crisp topping. It’s easy to make, the perfect combination of tart and sweet, and even healthy enough to eat for breakfast!
A healthy crisp recipe everyone will love
One dessert I absolutely love making during the summertime is a crisp. Unlike a pie, it’s SO easy to throw together and is always a crowd pleaser. Crisps are made with a base of fruit and topped off with an oat crumble topping, like this Healthy Apple Crisp. It then gets baked up to crispy perfection!
Strawberry rhubarb is a flavor match made in heaven, and this healthy strawberry rhubarb crisp is no exception! It’s one of those recipes that is perfect to throw together last minute when you need an easy dessert, and it’s perfect to serve during the summertime.
This crisp is sweetened with coconut sugar, and the crisp topping is made with a mix of gluten-free whole oats and almond flour, so it’s healthier than your average crisp.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- All you need to make this crisp is a handful of simple ingredients, a mixing bowl, a food processor (optional), and a baking dish.
- The combination of sweet summer strawberries and tart rhubarb is to die for!
- This crisp recipe is easily adaptable and can be made with frozen fruit if needed, or any fresh fruit you have on hand like berries, peaches or apples.
How to make a healthy strawberry rhubarb crisp
Cut up the strawberries and rhubarb into small pieces, then add some coconut sugar, orange juice and cornstarch tossing it all together.
Mix the crisp topping ingredients together in either a food processor or just a large bowl using your hands until it’s crumbly.
Evenly spread the berry mixture into your baking dish.
Sprinkle the topping all over on top of the fruit.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes, then let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe tips and variations
- Use fresh strawberries and rhubarb for best results.
- Make sure to mix the cornstarch with the orange juice before adding it to the fruit to help it dissolve and avoid having any little cornstarch clumps in the crisp.
- To make this crisp paleo, substitute the oats with crushed walnuts or pecans.
- You can use any fruit you have on hand to make this recipe like apples, peaches, cherries or any type of berry!
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Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 60 mins
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
This crisp is the perfect recipe for a simple and healthy summer dessert!
- 3 cups strawberries, cut in halves
- 2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond flour (can substitute cassava flour, or gluten-free flour)
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup vegan butter, cut into cubes (can sub coconut oil)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Add the chopped strawberries and rhubarb to a large mixing bowl. Mix the orange juice, cornstarch and maple syrup together until combined and then add to the mixing bowl, tossing everything together.
- In a food processor, add all the crisp topping ingredients and pulse until crumbly. You can alternatively use a bowl and your hands, pressing until you get a crumbly mixture.
- Pour the fruit mixture into an 8×8 inch baking dish then add the crumble topping.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Use fresh strawberries and rhubarb for best results.
Make sure to mix the cornstarch with the orange juice before adding it to the fruit to help it dissolve and avoid having any little cornstarch clumps in the crisp.
To make this crisp paleo, substitute the oats with crushed walnuts or pecans. You can use any fruit you have on hand to make this recipe like apples, peaches, cherries or any type of berry.
- Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
- Calories: 215
- Sugar: 17g
- Sodium: 50mg
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Fiber: 3.5g
- Protein: 2.5g
Keywords: strawberry rhubarb crisp, gluten-free crisp, vegan crisp
Can I use frozen strawberries and rhubarb ?
Hi Jamie, I recommend using fresh for this recipe when possible, but frozen can work too. You may need to add an extra tbsp of cornstarch as frozen fruit can have more water in it and can cause the crisp to be too runny
I was gifted rhubarb and quickly make this crisp tonight. Turned out perfectly!
Thanks so much Liane! One of my personal favourite desserts to make in the summer! 🙂
I make this once a week! I made it last year for the first time and this is now my go to. The ingredients are clean and it’s so so tasty!
Thanks Alexandra! So happy to hear you’re loving the recipe, I make it all the time too!
Was looking for a healthy rhubarb recipe. So many are very heavy with sugar especially. This perfectly filled the bill! Kudos!
Happy you enjoyed! 🙂
Great way to use up strawberries that are getting old. Really delicious warm or cold.
Absolutely fantastic recipe. Major hit. I made it once with rhubarb and strawberries and again a couple of days later with blueberries and raspberries. Both were amazing. Thank you!
Happy you enjoyed it Craig!
We have a strawberry allergy, Is there another fruit that would pair well?
Hi Mary, peaches would work well!
I used coconut oil and this recipe was amazing, Everyone loved it!
Happy you enjoyed it!
Hi, This looks delicious! I was wondering if I could freeze the crumble once it was made?
Hi Emma, you can freeze it-however keep in mind the filling may become a little bit watery after being defrosted!
Would this work with an alternative to coconut sugar? Stevie or monk fruit? Asking because I haven’t seen this in our baking isle where I live. Concerned I won’t be able to find any.
Hi Ashley, those will work. Alternatively, you can just use regular sugar or brown sugar.
Delish and not overly sweet! Enjoying it now on Greek yogurt. Thanks!
Thanks Linda! Happy you enjoyed 🙂
Absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Thanks for the review Monique! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Great recipe definitely a keeper for a healthy alternative to strawberry rhubarb recipes. I subbed almond flour for oat flour and I didn’t have corn starch but used arrowroot rather. When it cooled it did have a gummy consistency. Wonder if that happens too when you use cornstarch? Great flavours!! Love your recipe!!
Thanks Krys! The gummy consistency may likely be due to the arrowroot and ingredient substitutions. With cornstarch there is no gummy consistency at all
This strawberry rhubarb crisp was deliciously tart, Jess! My husband and I both enjoyed it!
Thanks Emily! Happy you both enjoyed 🙂
Loved this recipe! It had just the right amount of sweetness paired with the tart rhubarb. I will definitely make it again!
So happy you enjoyed Danielle!
Coming back to make this for the third time this season! So delicious! I made it Once with coconut sugar and once with monkfruit sweetener and both were good!
Thanks Dawn! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
This recipe looks beautiful Jess! Will definitely be saving this for later 🙂
A great recipe that all the family loved. Perfect amount of sweetness so that the tartness of the rhubarb still shines through. I used coconut oil in the topping as suggested which worked really well and tasted great. Thanks Alethea
Thanks so much for trying this, and letting me know that coconut oil works as a substitute! I’m glad you enjoyed!
I tried it. It was good but I had two issues:
1- I added sugar with crisp topping ingredients but it did not melt
2- It wasn’t crispy on the top
Not sure what I did wrong 🤔
Hi Sara, this could be due to the butter not being evenly distributed in your topping. As the butter melts with the oats and sugar and topping ingredients it creates that crispy top!
Thank you for your great recipes, just wondering how this is considered a healthy recipe with 1/4 c of vegan butter in it ? Even oil wouldn’t be a healthy alternative, I may try with applesauce? Your comments?
Hi Marie, glad you enjoyed! Everyone has a different definition of “healthy.” 1/4 cup of fat in a recipe is not unhealthy, and there has been a misconception that having fat in our diets is bad for us. Most vegan butter is made from oil, so oil is not necessarily healthier. I don’t like to sacrifice good taste in my recipes by making them without a fat, if a recipe needs that element. You’ll see most of my desserts and baked goods do contain fat, since it’s an important element in most desserts! You can definitely try substituting with apple sauce if you personally are looking for a fat-free alternative, just keep in mind this will result in a different texture and flavour for the crumble, and take away that “richness” that butter ads!
Hi Jess! This recipe looks amazing 👌 rhubarb and strawberry combo is my favorite…. I’m curious if you could suggest a substitute for vegan butter. Thanks
Hi Nataliya, you can use regular butter or coconut oil!
Wow this was healthy!? It was so delicious and the perfect sweetness. We kept coming back for seconds. three girls finished this whole baking tray in one night and I would have had more. The crumble is also delicious so I would like to try it out with different fruits. Try peaches next time!
So easy to polish off an entire dish of this! 😉
Wow, looking for a good rhubarb recipe too, do you think this would work raw?
Rhubarb is such a great ingredient to work with! I wouldn’t be sure if this would work raw, I personally love the taste of cooked rhubarb as it breaks down so it becomes less tough!
Thanks Alethea! It’s very simple to make and can be put together in 10 minutes! It’s great because you can do it in a skillet, a baking pan, or even individual ramekins ! Hope you enjoy! xx