Insanely easy rustic strawberry galette bursting with fresh and sweet berries, and it’s undetectably low sugar, gluten free, and vegan! Serve with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream for the ultimate healthy summer dessert!

strawberry galette with scoop of ice cream

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love all things strawberries. And with Fourth of July just around the corner, I’ve been itching to make a new healthy summer dessert that will be a great vegan dessert for our summer barbecue!

This strawberry galette ended up winning me over instantly. It’s so insanely easy (we’re talking foolproof), and really celebrates the flavors of summer because we’re not really drowning out the natural flavors with extra sugars.

close up of strawberries

In fact, this galette recipe is entirely vegan, gluten free, dairy free, low sugar (and no added sugar to the berries!), and nut free!

What is the difference between a crostata and a galette?

I used to question this too, as I was more familiar with a crostata than a galette at first (seeing as I’m Italian, that makes sense!).

Basically, a galette and a crostata are the same thing. Both are essentially a free form tart, just one is French and the other is Italian!

slice being pulled away from galette

It does get a bit confusing though because though this recipe could also be considered a strawberry crostata, the word, “crostata” in Italian means pie, so it represents all sorts of pies and tarts.

So for this recipe, we’ll just consider this a vegan strawberry galette, but know that it can also be considered a crostata! And if you don’t have strawberries, not to worry, we’ll go over some other galette filling ideas below.

slices of vegan galette recipe

How is this strawberry galette recipe vegan and gluten free?

You’ll never be able to detect that this vegan strawberry galette is indeed dairy free, gluten free, and even has a Paleo option!

Plus, it’s actually extraordinarily low in sugar (only 2 tablespoons of added coconut sugar) so that the strawberries really shine.

slice of vegan strawberry galette

For this healthy galette recipe, you’ll need:

  • strawberries
  • gluten free 1:1 baking flour: the 1:1 is crucial because that means there is xanthan gum in the mix, which helps the gluten free flours to bind. You can also use oat flour or cassava flour (cassava for Paleo).
  • coconut oil
  • coconut sugar
  • arrowroot powder
  • lemon juice
  • dairy-free milk

As you can see, this strawberry galette is entirely egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, and gluten-free!

sliced strawberry galette with scoop of vanilla ice cream

How do you make a strawberry galette?

Making a strawberry galette is probably one of my favorite healthy summer desserts because it’s as simple as a blueberry cobbler, it’s easier than strawberry shortcakes, and yet to me, it looks more elegant than both! (Don’t get me wrong, I love my cobblers and my shortcakes!).

sliced strawberry galette

To make a vegan and gluten free galette, essentially we’ll be preparing a pie crust, similar to the recipe in my Paleo vegan pie crust guide. Whisk the dry ingredients together, and then cut the coconut oil into the flour with either a fork or a pastry cutter. I personally use a fork (lost my pastry cutter in my most recent move and just haven’t had a chance to get a new one ha!).

flour with coconut oil cut into it

Then add in the remaining wet ingredients, and use your hands to knead the dough into a thick ball.

pie dough in bowl

Next, form the dough into a circular disk and wrap it in plastic wrap to be chilled in the fridge for 30 minutes.

dough wrapped in plastic wrap

Once chilled, roll the dough out on a piece of parchment paper (crucial because you’ll be transferring the disk to a baking sheet after you’ve rolled it out). Roll the dough out to be about 11″ in diameter. It doesn’t need to be a perfect circle (hence a more rustic feel!), but it should be more round than rectangular.

Transfer the parchment with the galette on top to a baking sheet and add the sliced strawberries to the middle of the dough, leaving about 2″ of dough as the edge. Squeeze a little lemon juice on top, then fold the dough edges up and over the berries.

Brush with a vegan glaze (see the recipe card!), and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes while the oven preheats. Once the oven is preheated, transfer the galette from the fridge to the oven and bake for 45 minutes.

Paleo Option for this galette

If you’d like to make this galette Paleo instead, have no fear:

All you need to do is swap in cassava flour for the gluten free 1:1 flour at an equal ratio! Yes, it’s that simple. This recipe is truly just a dream.

Alternate galette filling ideas

Of course, I highly recommend using strawberries, but if you only have, say blueberries, or raspberries, you could absolutely use those. Here are a few ideas to swap in some alternate galette fillings:

  • Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • Apple slices
  • Pear slices
  • Stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, plums)
  • A combination of fruits
  • Savory: tomatoes, cucumbers

I know, I know, this is a vegan baking blog, but there are a few savory recipes on here from time to time! Just had to throw that one in there 😉

slice of strawberry galette on plate

Topping ideas:

You can serve this strawberry galette as is, but I always love adding on top:

slices of strawberry galette

I hope you love this strawberry galette recipe as much as I do! If you make it, be sure to let me know how it goes in the comments section below. As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there.

Happy Galette Baking!

eaten slice of strawberry galette

More healthy vegan pie recipes

Paleo vegan blueberry pie

Healthy apple pie

Paleo vegan chocolate cream pie

Healthier banana cream pie

Vegan key lime pie

Healthy vegan pumpkin pie

Paleo vegan pecan pie

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strawberry galette with scoop of ice cream

Rustic Strawberry Galette Recipe (Vegan + Gluten Free)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Insanely easy rustic strawberry galette bursting with fresh and sweet berries, and it’s undetectably low sugar, gluten free, and vegan! Serve with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream for the ultimate healthy summer dessert!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup gluten free 1:1 baking flour (or 1 cup cassava flour for Paleo)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free milk
  • 2 tbsp chilled water (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Vegan glaze (2 tbsp coconut oil, melted + 1 tbsp maple syrup)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and coconut sugar.
  2. Add the coconut oil into the bowl, and use a fork or pastry cutter to cut the coconut oil into the flour until you get a sandy texture (see pictures in post).
  3. Add in the dairy-free milk and mix with a spoon and then knead with your hands to completely combine into a thick dough. If it’s not fully combining, you can add in the additional chilled water, starting with 1 tbsp.
  4. Form the dough into a round disk and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the fridge and lightly flour a large piece of parchment paper, placing the dough on top. Dust with a little extra flour on top of the dough and flour a rolling pin. Roll the dough out to be about 11 inches in diameter. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect but it should be more round than rectangular.
  6. Place the parchment paper onto a large baking sheet. Add the strawberries into the middle of the dough, leaving about 2-3″ of dough on the edges. Drizzle the strawberries with lemon juice.
  7. Fold the dough edges towards the strawberries.
  8. For the glaze, whisk together the melted coconut oil and maple syrup, and use a pastry brush to brush the edges of the exposed dough.
  9. Place the galette into the fridge to chill while you preheat the oven to 375F.
  10. Once the oven is fully preheated (about 30 minutes), place the baking sheet into the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. Place onto a plate and serve with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 202
  • Sugar: 6.6 g
  • Sodium: 9.4 mg
  • Fat: 12.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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