This fabulous strawberry crumble dessert recipe is quick and easy to prepare, made with sweet and juicy fresh strawberries!  Strawberry crumble with oats is perfect for any summer evening dessert. It’s tart, and delicious served with Vanilla ice cream. Double the recipe for any occasion or holiday!

8x8 pan of strawberry crumble

I love a good crumble or crisp dessert! This Strawberry Crumble is topped with a buttery oat crumble topping for a delicious summer dessert. We made this years ago in our 1987 VW Westfalia camper van, in a portable oven. So of course it’s perfect for camping, too.

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The tartness of the berries (no sugar added) with the yummy topping? Oh, my!

What’s Strawberry Crumble?

A Strawberry Crumble is a simple dessert made of two layers: Fresh baked juicy strawberries topped with a crispy oat topping. The topping that we love is crumbly, almost like large chunks of breadcrumbs, whereas a cobbler is more of a crust on top of the berries. A crumble is usually made of oat, nuts, coconut, and flour–and butter of course.

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Why I love this recipe

  • It’s the perfect summer dessert, served with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
  • You can whip in up in minutes; bake and serve warm.
  • Swap out the strawberries with your favorite summer berries!
  • It’s great served with a foil packet dinner, this Greek salad, and hot herb bread.
Strawberry Crumble Recipe

Gather these ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • All-purpose flour
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Coconut (flakes or shreds)
  • Rolled oats
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Strawberry Crumble Recipe

How do you make a strawberry crumble dessert?

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Prepare the strawberries and mix with fresh lemon juice.
  4. To prepare the crumble, in a small mixing bowl, melt the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  5. Layer the strawberries on the bottom of the dish and toss with lemon juice. With your fingers, add the crumble on top of the berries.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and fruit is bubbling. Let stand for 5 minutes; serve!
Strawberry Crumble Recipe

Tips and substitutions:

  • Take it camping: Here’s a little secret about me and camping. I’m a happy cook if I have a plan, and I can chop, prepare, and get everything ready before I leave. We sliced the strawberries and made the topping ahead and so it was easy to dump and bake!
  • Berries: Optional to replace the strawberries for any kind of berries.
  • Coconut: We love this flavor with strawberries, but you can also add chopped walnuts or chopped pecans for the non-coconut fans!
  • Cinnamon: Some people love to add cinnamon in a crumble, but this is optional.
  • How to serve: You can serve this dessert with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream or gelato.
  • Bake ahead and bring it with you (although it is best, warm, out of the oven).
  • Storage: This dessert stores very well in the fridge or the freezer. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Rewarm it in the oven to give some crispiness to the toppings.
  • Freeze: You can freeze the crumble and thaw it in the fridge the day before serving.

Other fruits to try:

If you don’t have strawberries, and want to use other berries or fruit, give these a try:

Oregon Coast Camping

There’s something about the outdoors that sucks my energy (it all goes into the beautiful elements) from wanting to spend any time cooking! But … we have to eat, and I still like to be creative. Our family has so many fond memories of being at Pacific City and Cannon Beach! And, I like to surprise my husband with a sweet nosh after dinner, so this was a big hit.

Enjoy!

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8x8 pan of strawberry crumble
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Strawberry Crumble

This Strawberry Crumble Dessert is perfect for camping or any summer evening dessert. It’s tart, and delicious served with Vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 6 cups strawberries, about 1-1/2 pounds, hulled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut, flakes or shreds
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Lightly grease an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Prepare the strawberries and mix with fresh lemon juice.
  • To prepare the crumble, in a small mixing bowl, melt the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Layer the strawberries on the bottom of the dish and toss with lemon juice. With your fingers, add the crumble on top of the berries.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and fruit is bubbling. Let stand for 5 minutes; serve with Vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.

Notes

Reposted from May 2015.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 193kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 54mg, Potassium: 267mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 254IU, Vitamin C: 86mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 1mg
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Strawberry Crumble