Apple Oatmeal Bars can help you bring in the holiday season right, sans the gluten but with all the delicious flavors and an easy peasy recipe. It’s always apple season in our house! (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan friendly)
Let the baking marathon begin! I’m ready for this holiday season. Totallyyyy ready.
It’s funny how after an entire weekend eating and binge watching Netflix how you can find yourself refreshed and ready to take on the next wave of holiday goodness.
You might be wondering, is it too late in the season for apples? Never.
Dollop with a scoop of ice cream and we are in business.
TIP: If you are looking for the ultimate lazy person apple crisp, our gluten-free slow cooker apple crisp is calling your name.
If little squares of apple cinnamon goodness baked to perfection to pass around the office is what you are looking for these Apple Oatmeal Bars ARE IT.
Remember our Cherry Oatmeal Bars? These oatmeal bars are her flavorful Fall cousin.
It’s simple, press half the dough into the pan, smear some apple butter on top and crumble the remaining dough onto the top, then BAKE!
Bam. Easy Peasy Apple Oatmeal bars.
You heard me right though. Apple butter. Mmmmm. It’s something I make every couple years in the slow cooker. Fail that I don’t have a recipe to share with you right now.
You can easily buy it if you are feeling like making these bars the super easy way.
That’s the route I’ve opted to go. Hence, we don’t have a post to share with you that recipe.
But I can share with you another simple and delicious recipe you might appreciate. Check out these No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies from Beaming Baker.
Just moved out of our house, sold 95% of our things and living out of boxes? Yep, I’m buying apple butter pre-made this year.
Life is chaotic enough, I used to love the thought of sitting in the kitchen peeling apples, lately I’m just trying to remember what day it is and if there is something important that I forgot to do.
Note: Most of the times you think you forgot something important, YOU DID.
So I’ll take these super easy and delicious Apple Oatmeal Bars and bring it to our next party and feel like I’m accomplished in life. At this point it seems to be the only thing I can control.
Apple Oatmeal Bars
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan friendly
Yield: 12-16 bars
Prep Time: 10min
Cook Time: 40min
Total Time: 50min
- 3/4 cup butter (1.5 sticks butter), softened . (or dairy-free butter alternative)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cup (5.9 oz) gluten-Free baking flour
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free quick oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup apple butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Prepare a 8x8 pan with cooking spray
- In a medium bowl cream together butter and brown sugar.
- Fold in flour, quick oats, baking powder and salt.
- Pour half flour mixture into baking pan. Press flat.
- Spread apple butter over dough.
- Crumble remaining dough over top of jam layer.
- Bake 30-40 minutes. Allow mixture to fully cool before cutting into squares and serving.