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The Best Healthy Raspberry Crumble Bars (Paleo)

This recipe for raspberry crumble bars is healthy, full of good-for-you ingredients, and delicious raspberry fruit flavor! With 3 hearty layers-- an almond shortbread crust, homemade raspberry chia jam, and a nut and coconut crumble topping-- these Paleo dessert bars are a terrific treat .

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Keyword Paleo, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 259 kcal
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust layer:

  • 2 cups almond flour or almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Raspberry filling:

  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp raw honey* or maple syrup
  • pinch of lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup walnuts or almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Begin by making your filling, this has a jam consistency. In a medium saucepan, combine raspberries, honey, lemon juice and lemon zest. Heat to a medium to medium high heat, until mixture begins to bubble. Let bubble for 1-2 minutes, then lower heat to a simmer. While simmering, be sure to mash the berries with a wooden spoon. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, remove from heat. Add in chia seeds. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a glass jar or dish, and place in the fridge to cool completely. This will take about 1 hour, but you can also make the filling and let sit overnight.
  2. Now make the crust: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper and lightly grease. Combine all of the shortbread crust ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture is crumbly. Take mixture and carefully distribute over the parchment paper, pressing down firmly and evenly. Place inside the oven and bake for 13 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Leave the oven hot.

  3. While crust is cooling, make the crumb mixture. Combine all ingredients into your food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds, or until mixture is crumbly.
  4. Once crust is cooled, spread the jam filling over the crust. Complete by topping with the crumb mixture. Now bake for 18-20 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

  5. Remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled, slice into squares.

Recipe Notes

*To make this recipe Vegan, use maple syrup in place of honey. Either one tastes delicious!

Nutrition Facts
The Best Healthy Raspberry Crumble Bars (Paleo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.