Jan 14

Simple Fruit Crumble Bars

 Crumble Topping at it’s best! Enjoy with any flavor jam. 

If you have been on our blog before, you must have seen our version of the amazing Pioneer Woman’s  Strawberry Oat Bars. Simple as can be and oh so delicious. I just love her recipes. Well, here is a similar crumb bar made with apricot jam. Of course you can use any kind of jam you like. These are so versatile, switch the jams around for a new take on an old favorite.

 

This recipe really is easy-peasy and a snap to throw together in no time at all. My family really enjoys these. I make them for almost every holiday since they are so simple and quick, and everyone loves them. Great for a pot luck dinner or dessert party and when I have friends over, these are easy to make and bake while we are chatting away. Try them soon. I’m sure they will be a big hit around your house too.

 

Simple Fruit Crumble Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 stick cold butter cut into chunks, you can use vegan butter too
  • 1 1/2 cup oats, I used instant
  • 1 1/2 all purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, I used coconut sugar. You can mix the two also.
  •  3/4 tsp sea salt.
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces jam or preserves, I used all natural no sugar added. It’s sweet enough, this recipe has apricot jam

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray or butter a 9 x 11 baking pan, glass is best for this recipe.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix with a whisk to break up any clumps.
  2. Toss in butter chunks. Using your cool fingers or a pastry cutter, combine until you have a crumbly mixture.
  3. Press half into the prepared pan. Press down lightly and make sure you go all the way to the corners.
  4. Spread  jam with a rubber spatula or an offset spatula.
  5. Sprinkle the rest of the crumble over the top of the jam. Gently pat down.
  6. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes until the top turns light brown.
  7. Let cool on wire rack about 15 to 20 minutes for eating them warm. Cut into squares.

These gems can  sit on the counter in a sealed container for 2 days or in fridge for up to 4 days. Trust me, they won’t last that long.

 

Enjoy every last crumbly bite!

 

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