Keto Blueberry Streusel Bars
Well folks, I may have just achieved the impossible. You won’t believe how amazing this keto blueberry streusel bars recipe is. Perhaps the most amazing part is how I managed to make it keto.
What is Streusel?
Streusel (not strudel), is a crumb topping that originated in Germany. It means something “strewn” or “scattered,” which makes sense, as a streusel typically has crumbly bits scattered about the top of the dessert.
German streusel is heavy on the flour, whereas American streusel emphasizes butter and sugar. Many people are jazzing up this crumbly delight with nuts and spices.
The crumbly topping can accessorize fruit, cake, pies, or muffins.
How I Made This Keto
I’ll bet you’re wondering how in the world I’m going to pull this off. Don’t worry, I did, and so will you.
First, let’s talk blueberries. While blueberries are good for you, you have to be careful with how many you eat on a ketogenic diet.
You’ll notice this recipe calls for a cup, but keep in mind that it is spread over 16 servings. That’s one of the reasons it’s important to watch your portions on keto!
Next, I had to address the crust. While there technically didn’t need to be a crust, I knew it would make these streusel bars more delicious, so I thought, why not?
This low-carb keto crust is made using almond and coconut flour. A bit of ghee acts as the glue and provides a lovely flavor, and vanilla extract and a pinch of salt round it out.
For the crumb topping, I went outside the box and opted for coconut flakes and shredded coconut.
I love coconut together with blueberry – it’s the perfect compliment. If you disagree, you could always make a nut-based topping.
When you get to baking, make sure the streusel cools before slicing into it. Otherwise, you’re going to be dealing with a flood of the blueberry mess.
More Keto Desserts
You shouldn’t treat desserts like a necessity, but it’s nice to know you still have options on a ketogenic diet.
Treating yourself the right way can be your ticket to success.
Find a vast array of keto desserts on this page. There are more than 60 keto-friendly options ranging from cookies to brownies to ice cream and more.
Satisfy your cravings the right way and share your favorite new recipes with friends!
A fruity and sweet treat
For the crust –
For the filling –
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) water
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon (7 g) flax meal
- 1/4 cup erythritol and stevia, to taste
For the topping –
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Mix together all the crust ingredients. Set aside 1/4 of the mixture. Press the rest into the bottom of an 8-by-8 inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the filling by adding the blueberries, water, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to a small saucepan and gently simmer until blueberries are soft.
- Add in the flax meal and sweetener to taste.
- Pour the filling onto the cooked crust forming a thin layer.
- Add the shredded coconut and coconut flakes to the reserved crust ingredients. Sprinkle on top of the blueberries filling and press down gently.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes more. Let cool and slice into bars or squares.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g
- Calories: 117
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 2 g