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Simple Fruit Crumble Bars

This is a very simple recipe that’s great from breakfast up until dessert. Crumble Topping at it’s best! Enjoy!!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, crumble, fruit bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 248 kcal
Author Pam


  • 2 sticks cold butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups oats, old fashioned or instant
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed light brown or coconut sugar, or mix the two
  • 3/4 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 12 ounces jam or preserves, I used all natural no sugar added. It’s sweet enough, this recipe has apricot jam


  1. 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.