Vegan Banana Piña Colada Crumble

Sweet, soft bananas and tart, juicy pineapple come together in this tropical vegan banana piña colada crumble! This recipe is SO easy, and it’s healthy, gluten free and naturally sweetened.

Vegan Piña Colada Crumble

Happy Monday, sunshines! Let’s have crumble for breakfast – specifically, vegan banana piña colada crumble.

 

Vegan Piña Colada Crumble

Today is my first day back to school after spring break. I missed my kindergarten nuggets, but of course today’s going to be exhausting after a week of sleeping in (which is only like 7:30am for me, but still) and relaxing at home. Sadly, I didn’t visit a tropical paradise over break, so let’s ease into this week by visiting the islands in the form of this sweet, EASY dessert.

It was pouring rain the day I made this, and that made me long for the perfection that is tropical weather even more. But if I can’t have that, at least I can enjoy the insanely delicious fruit that comes with the tropics, right?!

Dessert solves all problems. I heard Einstein or someone was once quoted saying that. Or someone like that. Or just me. Insignificant details! Let’s talk crumble details instead, shall we?

Vegan Piña Colada Crumble

I wanted to create a topical version of this sweet, raspberry studded crumble. When I started dreaming up this vegan banana piña colada crumble, I knew pineapple had to be included. Pineapple just screams tropical to me, and I really wanted to go for the whole, I’m in the Caribbean not in chilly Ohio, vibe.

So naturally, the next thing I thought was coconut. Because, hello. Coconut = beach. As a result, it went pineapple + coconut = piña colada. I can’t leave well enough alone, and bananas make anything infinitely better in my opinion, so I threw some of those gems in too.

Vegan Piña Colada Crumble

The best part of this vegan banana piña colada crumble, other than the dreamy flavor combination? It is SO easy. Seriously though, if you can throw fruit into a pan, mix up 4 ingredients for a chewy, sweet, delicious crumble topping, and put that pan in the oven, you can make this dessert. Start with the fruit – just some chopped pineapple, and sliced bananas. If you’d prefer more or less of either one, just make sure you have 5 cups total – so, if you’re a banana hater (crying), you could definitely do all pineapple, or pineapple mango! Yum.

The crumble topping is a simple mix of whole oats, oat flour, coconut, date paste, and some vanilla! Easy peasy and all healthy ingredients. It bakes up all nice and toasty, chewy, and heavenly on top of the fruit.

Your house will smell like a tropical paradise while this vegan banana piña colada crumble bakes. I was seriously drooling. Warm bananas smell SO good. What a weird sentence that was. But seriously, there’s something about hot, caramelizing bananas that smells so sweet and perfect and amazing in every way.

Feelin a little dramatic on this Monday…but trust me on this one! It’s divine.

Vegan Piña Colada Crumble

This vegan banana piña colada crumble give you a sweet taste of the tropics, all while being healthy, gluten free (check your oats!), and sweetened completely with fruit.

I may choose this over an actual vacation.

PS: I hope you all had a beautiful, blessed Easter weekend!

Vegan Piña Colada Crumble

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Banana Piña Colada Crumble

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 crumble

Ingredients

  • 3 c chopped pineapple
  • 2 c chopped banana
  • 1 c whole grain rolled oats
  • 1/2 c whole grain rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 c date paste - I use 8 medjool dates blended with 1/2 c water, then measure out 1/2 c paste
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the chopped fruit evenly across the bottom of a pie pan.
  3. To make the crumble, simply combine the whole oats, oat flour, coconut, date paste, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
  4. Spread the crumble topping onto the fruit, and bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
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Vegan Banana Piña Colada Crumble