Strawberry Crumble {Strawberry Crisp}

Easy strawberry crumble recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. This strawberry crisp is loaded with fresh strawberries, vanilla, hint of orange, cinnamon and an oat crunch topping.

As Summer comes our way and fresh ripe strawberries are in abundance, this will be your go-to dessert! The juicy, sweet strawberries covered in a crunchy topping will have your mouth watering for more. This Easy Banana Crumble {Banana Crisp} and this Easy Apple Crisp {1 hour Only} boast similar crunchy toppings, but feature other fruits to keep it interesting.

Easy Homemade Strawberry Crumble in Glass Baking Dish

How To Make Easy Strawberry Crumble Recipe With Oats From Scratch?

  1. Make strawberry mixture– By mixing together strawberries, orange juice, vanilla extract, sugar, cornstarch.
  2. Spread it– In a greased baking dish.
  3. Make topping mixture– By mixing together oats, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon vanilla extract, butter.
  4. Spread it– On top of the strawberries.
  5. Bake– Until top is golden brown.
White Bowl Filled With Fresh Strawberries and Oats Crunch Topping and Vanilla Ice Cream- Overhead Shot

What To Serve With Strawberry Crisp Recipe?

Ice cream– Vanilla is by far the best flavor to compliment this dessert, but you can’t go wrong with with a good chocolate ice cream too.

PuddingVanilla Pudding, chocolate, or caramel are all great choices.

Whipped cream– Homemade whipped cream is my favorite, but you can also use store-bought whipped cream or Cool Whip.

Sauces Caramel Sauce or Dulce De Leche, chocolate sauces, white chocolate ganache will all taste delicious.

Strawberry Crunch Topping/ Crumble Topping

Combine the following ingredients, adding in the cubed butter last. Cut it into the dough with a fork or pastry cutter.

  • 2/3 cup Old fashioned oats 
  • 2/3 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Butter Cold, Unsalted, Cut into cubes
Spoonful of Easy Fresh Strawberry Crisp- Closeup Shot


Strawberry rhubarb crumble– Check out this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe. You can also replace some of the strawberries with diced rhubarb in the recipe below.

Apple strawberry crumble– Replace some strawberries with chopped apples.

Add other berries– Such as cherries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.

Homemade strawberry crisp without oats- Simply omit the oats and make more of a cake-like topping with the flour and other listed ingredients.

Add nuts- Such as toasted cashews, pistachios, almonds, pecans, or walnuts.

Vegan/healthy crisp– Simply use vegan butter or coconut oil, and use coconut sugar in place of brown sugar for a healthier version.

Add zests, spices and extracts– Such as ginger, vanilla, orange, lemon, bourbon, almond, or amaretto extracts.

Make mini versions– Use mini round pans to make individual treats for everyone.

Turn this recipe into crumble bars– Add a crust to the bottom and top. Then, bake and cool. Finally, cut into bars.

Tips And Techniques

Strawberry shortcake crumble– This is a completely different recipe. Don’t confuse the two recipes.

Fresh strawberries vs. Frozen strawberries– Fresh should be used. Frozen strawberries release too much water and makes the crisp soggy.

Why is my crumble topping not crunchy? Why is my oat topping soggy? If you added too much milk or water to the topping, it will be soggy. Make sure to keep the mixture crumbly. Also, serve it immediately! When it comes out fresh from the oven, the topping is the crispiest. Let it cool at room temperature and don’t cover it with anything because that will make it soggy.

Why is my crisp/crumble dry? The ingredients were probably not measured properly. There may not have been enough liquid/butter/ fresh fruits added. Use measuring cups and measuring spoons. Another reason for a dry crumble is over-baking. If it’s over-baked, all the moisture evaporates and dries up the dessert.

Make a thicker crisp topping- Simply double the ingredients and use that on top.

Use unsalted butter- Because this prevents the dessert from becoming too salty.

Should my topping mix be dry and crumbly? Yes, do not add any milk or water. That’s what makes it so crispy and crunchy at the end.

Collage Image With Step by Step Process Shots on How to Make Strawberry Crumble or Strawberry Crisp


Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Freeze– This crisp doesn’t freeze well. The topping will become mushy and soft upon thawing.

Reheat– In the microwave or oven.

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Easy Strawberry Crumble (Strawberry Crisp)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Easy strawberry crumble recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. This strawberry crisp is loaded with fresh strawberries, vanilla, hint of orange, cinnamon and an oat crunch topping.
Yield: 6 People


Strawberry Mixture

Crunch topping/ Crumble topping


  • In a large mixing bowl, add strawberries, orange juice, vanilla extract, sugar, cornstarch and mix to combine everything.
  • Spread this strawberry mixture in a greased baking dish (11×7 or 9×13). I used 11×7.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix together oats, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon vanilla extract until combined.
  • Add cubed butter and mix into the remaining ingredients with a fork or pastry cutter until you have a crumbly mixture. Do not add milk or water to thin out this topping.
  • Sprinkle this mixture on top of the strawberries.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until or until top is golden brown and fruit juices and sugar are bubbling.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.


Calories: 379kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 256mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 493IU, Vitamin C: 72mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 379
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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