Gluten-Free Vegan Berry Bars

Bursting with vibrant jam and juicy berries, these gluten-free, vegan dessert bars by our friends at Flour Craft Bakery in Northern California capture the essence of summer sunshine and sweetness, no matter the season.

Better still, they’re incredibly easy to make and free of dairy and eggs, making them a welcome treat for all kinds of dessert lovers. Plus, they feature a simple press-in crust that you’ll want to use for all your dessert bar endeavors.

Vegan Berry Bars

One of the most popular items at Flour Craft Bakery, these bars are simply divine straight from the fridge or warmed and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Servings 16
Calories 228 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 6 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 2/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped small
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks Earth Balance Vegan Shortening, softened slightly
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries or blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9-by-9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Press in a piece of aluminum foil that fits up to the rim, then press in a piece of parchment paper of the same size.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, tapioca starch, sugar, walnuts, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon until well combined. Add the shortening and combine, using your hands, until the mixture is homogeneous and holds together when pressed.
  3. Firmly and evenly press 3⁄4 of the mixture into the prepared pan. Spread the raspberry jam evenly onto the dough, leaving a 1⁄2-inch border on all sides of the pan (to aid in unmolding). Top with the frozen fruit. Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the fruit, leaving some fruit peeking through.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, rotate the pan, and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, until evenly golden brown and well set. Chill completely before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Berry Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photo Maren Caruso

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