Ingredients Notes and Substitutions:
- Strawberries can mostly likely be substituted with another berry (or berry mixture). If using blueberries, you may only need to simmer them for 7-8 minutes in step one. Frozen berries should work as well; defrost them and strain out excess water before using.
- Whole wheat flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour can be used. If using gluten-free flour, make sure the blend you use contains xanthan gum or guar gum. Regular flour should work as well, but you may need to add an extra tablespoon to the crumb topping if it seems overly wet or sticky.
- If you don't have coconut oil on hand, try subbing it with melted, unsalted butter.
Storage and Shelf Life:
- Bars should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and should stay fresh for 5-7 days.