Gluten-Free Peach Crumb Bars – Dairy-Free and Vegan

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Gluten-free peach crumb bars are the perfect ode to the end of summer. Cookie meets pie in these flavorful crumb bars with a buttery crust and juicy peach filling. They're also dairy-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy!
A view of three peach crumb bars in a stack on a plate.
A view of three peach crumb bars in a stack on a plate.

Gluten-free peach crumb bars are the perfect ode to the end of summer. Cookie meets pie in these flavorful crumb bars with a buttery crust and juicy peach filling. They’re also dairy-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy!

Does anyone else feel like they’re ready to put on their leggings and sweaters, sink into a bowl of comforting chili, and walk around with a pumpkin spice latte? I’m almost there. I know, I know. It’s still August. But you can’t blame a girl! Since summer isn’t quite over yet, I’m taking advantage of all the good summer produce until pumpkin season arrives!

I kind of feel like we’re in this awkward in between seasons right now. Not quite watermelon and berries season anymore, but not yet apples and squash either. Combine that with the fact that it’s still about 90 degrees here in Chicago and I’m having a little bit of a in-between seasons identity crisis.

Thank goodness for peaches. Peach season goes until late September so take advantage of this beautiful fruit right now!

I don’t know what’s with me lately but I haven’t made a pie ALL SUMMER LONG. Instead of been into easy tarts, galettes and of course… crumb bars.

An aerial view of peach crumb bars on a plate with fresh peaches next to it.

Crumb bars take all of the flavor of pie and put it in a portable hand held tasty square. It’s like a sugar cookie and a peach pie had a baby. I like it. I like it a lot.

These peach crumb bars are gluten-free, dairy-free AND vegan which makes them a great option for those who have dietary restrictions. Of course, you could also make this with all-purpose flour and regular butter if that’s your thing, it will turn out beautifully!

To make these peach crumb bars gluten-free, we’re using my favorite gluten-free all purpose flour blend, Bob’s Redmill 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour, which I find at my local grocery store or at TARGET! So yes, when you go into Target to buy one thing, but instead come out with 20 things… this gluten-free flour could be one of them!

You’ll loveeee the flavor of these peach crumb bars. I use Earth Balance buttery sticks to make the recipe dairy-free and vegan, which also gives the bars a nice buttery flavor. Coconut oil is also a great substitution if you prefer.

The peaches cook down and become saucy, juicy and just overall lusciously delicious. Add in some cinnamon and nutmeg and we’ve got ourselves quite the flavor combination. I swear… It’s like summer in a bite!

So if you want to end summer with a bang, this peach crumb bar is THE recipe! And if you want to top it with some ice cream, I fully support your choices.

An aerial view of a baking dish with gluten-free vegan peach crumb bars in it and fresh peaches next to it.

Can I use frozen peaches to make peach crumb bars?

Yes! In the winter months frozen peaches are widely available at the grocery store so you can make these easy peach crumb bars all year long. I wouldn’t thaw the peaches, though.

Just toss the frozen peaches with the spices, lemon juice, cornstarch and sugar and continue on with the recipe. The cornstarch should soak up most of the extra juices from the frozen fruit.

Tips for Making Peach Crumb Bars

  • As noted, frozen peaches also work great for this recipe if fresh peaches aren’t available near you.
  • Wait to cut into the peach crumb bars until they have cooled completely. Also, if you pop them into the freezer for about 10 minutes, I swear they taste even better.
  • You can easily double this recipe to use a 9×13 inch baking sheet.
  • Regular butter or coconut oil can be substituted for the vegan butter.

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Gluten-Free Peach Crumb Bars Recipe

Celebrate the end of summer with these gluten-free peach crumb bars that are also dairy-free and vegan! The taste of peach pie in a portable, tasty square! Bite into a crispy cookie-like crust with juicy peach filling and buttery crumb topping. Serve with a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate summer treat!

A view of three peach crumb bars in a stack on a plate.

Gluten-Free Peach Crumb Bars

Gluten-free peach crumb bars are the perfect ode to the end of summer. Cookie meets pie in these flavorful crumb bars with a buttery crust and juicy peach filling. They’re also dairy-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegan butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Filling:

  • 3 cups peaches (peeled and diced (from about 4 peaches))
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour blend, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Stir in melted dairy-free butter and pure vanilla extract.
  • Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Reserve 1 scant cup of the crust for the topping. Press the remaining crust into the baking dish. 
  • Mix together diced peaches, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until the peaches are completely covered.
  • Pour the peach mixture over the crust.
  • Sprinkle the remaining crust dough evenly over the peach filling. 
  • Bake at 350F for 45-50 min, until peach filling is bubbling and crust is a golden brown. Let sit for at least half an hour, until peach filling sets up completely before slicing into bars. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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8 Comments

  1. haha luckily i have lots of friends to eat the leftovers and exercisetv (thanks to you) to keep me from gaining 500 lbs!

  2. I adore you for providing me with all these amazing recipes! What do you do with all the leftovers? I would be in a serious food coma 24/7 from all the baking you do hahah. I also appreciate that this recipe has the same crust for the top and bottom. I’m always discouraged by fruit crumbles because there is a crust recipe and a daunting “top crumble” recipe, too. love this!

  3. This is just the best recipe. It is DELISH! It is hard to navigate dietary restrictions and this doe not taste like you a missing out. It was a hit and there arent any leftovers!

  4. 5 stars
    I love this recipe!!!!!!!! Holy amaze balls! I did t even really like peaches until I made this. Now I think peaches are my favorite. It’s super easy and super delicious. I add chopped pecans and it was next level!!!

  5. 5 stars
    Very happy with the result. Tasty and is keeping well. I would love a crunchier top, but not sure that would last over the course of a few days…?

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