Blackberry Crumb Bars

Blackberry Crumb Bars

The dough in this recipe is used two ways: first as a buttery crust, and then as a cinnamon- laced crumb topping. 


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 cup plus 2 Tbs. cane sugar, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 2 Tbs. light brown sugar, divided
  • 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 21⁄2 sticks vegan margarine, softened
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 5 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1⁄4 cup tapioca starch (flour)
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°. Coat 9- x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray, line with parchment paper, then coat paper with cooking spray.

Combine flour, 3⁄4 cup cane sugar, 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl. Blend in margarine and 2 Tbs. water with fingers until mixture is crumbly. Press 3⁄4 mixture in bottom of prepared baking pan.

Work remaining 2 Tbs. brown sugar and cinnamon into remaining mixture. Set aside.

Toss together blackberries, starch, vanilla, and remaining 2 Tbs. cane sugar in bowl. Spread mixture over dough. Sprinkle dough crumbles over berries. Bake 50 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool. Remove from pan, and cut into squares.

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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: makes 18 bars
  • Calories: 263
  • Carbohydrate Content: 35 g
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 172 mg
  • Sugar Content: 16 g