Better for You Peach Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
I want to say that these brown sugary, chewy Better for You Peach Oatmeal Bars are all about the hungry kids coming home from school, but the truth is, I'm HANGRY too.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 Cup  white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 Cup All- purpose flour
  • 1/3 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut oil
  • 2 Cups small-diced Peaches skin on or off, divided
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar divided
  • 8 ounce glass of milk for serving 

GLAZE

  • 1/4 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons milk 1% or 2% is best

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and coconut oil and stir until the dry ingredients are evenly moistened.
  • Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture, then press the rest into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Scatter half of the peaches over the crust. Sprinkle the cornstarch evenly over the top, then sprinkle on the lemon juice and 1/2 tablespoon of the granulated sugar. Scatter on the remaining peaches, then the remaining 1/2 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs evenly over the top. You will have some fruit showing through.
  • Bake the bars for 35 to 40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbly and the crumb topping smells toasty and looks golden. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely (you can speed this process along in the refrigerator).
  • While the bars cool, prepare the glaze: In a medium bowl, briskly whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth. Feel free to add more milk if a thinner consistency is desired. Using the parchment-paper handles, lift the bars from the pan. Drizzle with glaze, slice, and serve.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 5 days or frozen for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Better for You Peach Oatmeal Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 58mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.