These oatmeal peach bars are delicious with almond flavor.  Crunchy crumbles and soft peaches make a nice combination.        Peach Crumble Bars on a white surface

Today I am sharing my peach crumble bars which are as delicious as my strawberry crumble bars.  These bars are so easy to make as well;  I am using the same dough for the crust and crumbles. 

In today’s recipe, I use oatmeal in the dough.  If you want to try my strawberry bars with oatmeal, you can use this crust. 

In my previous post, I’ve shared how to peel peaches where I show how to peel and pit peaches without any waste.  You may want to see that post before peeling the peaches.

Let’s see the ingredients of this delicious recipe;

The Ingredients for Peach Crumble Bars

  • All-purpose flour-I use almost the same amount of oatmeal
  • Oatmeal-I use rolled oats
  • Butter-Melted
  • Cinnamon-gives a delicious taste
  • Peaches-peeled
  • Almond extract-I toss peaches with almond extract.  Almond and peach combination is delicious  
  • Lemon-I toss peaches with lemon juice, it adds a fresh touch
  • Cornstarch-I use to thicken the filling
  • Sugar-I use white granulated sugar

Why You Should Make These Oatmeal Peach Bars

You should try these peach bars because they are

  • delicious (almond and peach filling with a cinnamon oatmeal crust and crumbles are so yummy)
  • easy to make-(you’ll need the same dough for the crust and the crumbles)
  • great to stop your sweet craving without being overly sweet.

How to Store Peach Crumble Bars

You can keep the peach bars in an airtight container in the fridge up to 4-5 days or in the freezer up to 3 months.

How to Make Oatmeal Peach Bars

First, peel and chop the peaches.  You can peel peaches by the blanching method. In my how to peel peaches post, I show how to peel and pit the peaches effectively. There’ll be no waste with this method. You can check my post if you like.

After you peel the peaches, start to chop the peaches (place the pitted sides facing the cutting board) into almost  0,5-1 inch (1,25-2,5 cm) pieces.

Chopping the peaches on a cutting board.

Then mix the peaches with lemon juice and then with the almond extract.

Peach Bars step by step: adding lemon juice and almond extract into the peaches.

Next, toss the peaches with cornstarch and sugar. Set aside. 

Peach Bars step by step: Adding cornstarch and sugar on to the peaches and mixing them.

Mix the flour, rolled oats, sugar, cinnamon, salt( if using) well in a medium bowl.  Then add the melted butter and stir with a spoon or spatula.

Peach Bars step by step: Mixing the flour, rolled oats, sugar, cinnamon, salt( if using) in a medium bowl. Adding the melted butter over the dry ingredients.

Place ⅔ of the mixture into an oven-proof dish that is lined with parchment paper.  Use your hands or a spoon to spread the mixture evenly.

Peach Crumble Bars-step by step: Spreading the dough with the back of a spoon.

Next, cover the crust with the peach mixture but leave the excess liquid in the bowl.  You may want to use this liquid later if there is too much left. ( You can place that liquid into a small pan, and when the mixture thickens you can remove it from the heat and drizzle the sauce on top of the baked bars. ) 

Finally, sprinkle the remaining dough over the peaches. If you like you can make some big crumble pieces by squeezing crumble mixture in your hand before sprinkling.  Use your fingertips to press to the crumbles so they can stick to peaches. 

Peach Bars step by step: Placing the peaches over the crust.

Bake for almost 35 minutes until the top becomes golden brown and the crumbles are crunchy.

Let it cool at room temperature for almost 1 hour.   Then keep in the fridge for extra 1,5 hours until it is completely cool so you can have nicely cut bars.

Peach Crumble Bars-Cutting into 16 pieces.

Enjoy these simple yet delicious peach bars!

Stacked Peaches Bars

Peach Crumble Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
 

These oatmeal peach bars are delicious and so easy to make! You'll need the same top for the crust and the topping.  They are crunchy, soft and slightly chewy bars. Almond and peaches make a perfect combination.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 192 kcal
Author: Pastry and Beyond
Ingredients
Crust and Crumbles
  • 140 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 130 grams (1 cup and 1/3 cup) rolled oats
  • 155 grams (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 150 g (⅔ cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Peach Filling
  • 450 grams (2 cups) peaches, peeled and cut into small pieces*
  • 30 grams (2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F(177°C). Grease 8 inch (20cm) square oven-proof dish and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper, about 2 inches(5 cm) of overhang on each side.

  2. Chop the peaches into almost  ½-1 inch (1,25-2,5 cm) pieces. First, mix the peaches with lemon juice and then with the almond extract. Next, toss with cornstarch and sugar. Set aside. 

  3. Mix the flour, rolled oats, sugar, cinnamon, salt( if using) well in a medium bowl.  Then add the melted butter and stir with a spoon or spatula.

  4. Place ⅔ of the mixture into an oven-proof dish that is lined with parchment paper.  Use your hands or a spoon to spread the mixture evenly.

  5. Next, cover the crust with the peach mixture but leave the excess liquid in the bowl.  You may want to use this liquid later if there is too much left. ( You can place that liquid into a small pan, and when the mixture thickens you can remove it from the heat and drizzle the sauce on top of the baked bars. )

  6. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the peaches. If you like you can make some big crumble pieces by squeezing crumble mixture in your hand before sprinkling.  Use your fingertips to press to the crumbles so they can stick to peaches. 

  7. Bake for 33-35 minutes until the top becomes golden brown and the crumbles are crunchy. Let it cool at room temperature for almost 1 hour.   Then keep in the fridge for extra 1,5 hours until it is completely cool so you can have nicely cut bars.

     

Recipe Notes

* You can visit my how to peel peaches post and peel-pit the peaches effectively without any waste .

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Peach Crumble Bars

 

 

Peach Crumble Bars

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