I love a good crumb bar recipe, especially as a summer dinner dessert idea. They are chewy and sweet and with a bit of whipped cream on top it’s one of the best fruity desserts you can have. But, now that I’m on the a low glycemic plan, I thought this fruity deliciousness was going on my “no-no” list. But I was wrong! These sweet, delicious, easy to make Low-carb Strawberry Crumb Bars are just what I crave!!
A while ago I saw this Strawberry Crumb Bars recipe from Flavor Mosaic in my Pinterest feed.
And, I got to craving them because, seriously, they looked so flavorful. The crumb topping looks so buttery and yummy while the sweet strawberry layer looked so mouthwatering and sumptuous that I just needed to figure out how to make them and stay on plan.
So off I went to the kitchen to begin experimenting.
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Planning for Low-carb Strawberrry Crumb Bars
It’s really not as difficult as you’d think to change up a recipe that serves a low-glycemic plan. Simply look at the ingredient list and figure out how to sub ingredients for ones that are similar and typically on-plan. For example, for all-purpose flour, you can sub with an on-plan low-carb option.
The thing that’s different about the Trim Healthy Mama plan that’s different from Keto, or Paleo, is that you can have healthy fats, and you can have healthy carbs. How you eat them is the key. You learn to balance fats and carbs into different food types. Every 3 to 4 hours you can switch types and stay within plan.
I chose brown rice flour because I prefer the texture of it to other on-plan flours. You could certainly switch to oat flour if you’d like.
I use it often, but for this recipe I wanted the smooth texture that you get with brown rice flour. I’m sure the Trim Healthy Mama baking blend would work just as well too.
Of course for a THM plan, you’re going to have to switch out sugar for an on-plan sweetener like Gentle Sweet or Super Sweet Blend, Stevia or Erythitol.
I prefer Pyure because I can pick it up locally and I like the subtle sweet flavor.
What’s one of your favorite sweet low-carb treat recipes? Tell me in a comment.
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