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Gluten Free Crumb Cake Bars

For a really easy recipe that uses a gluten free cake mix, stop here and check out these fabulous crumb cake bars. Everyone who eats them loves them. It's hard to stop at one! Bake a batch today and enjoy every crumbly bite!

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, cake, cake mix
Servings 16 squares
Calories 134 kcal
Author Pam


  • 1 box gluten free yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup oats, quick or old fashioned
  • 1/4 cups walnuts finely chopped or use any nut of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter melted and cooled a little
  • 2 tbsp all natural fruit spread, such as strawberry, peach, or nectarine.
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mist the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch non stick square pan. Set aside.

    In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix along with the 1/4 cup of butter and vanilla extract. Using a pastry blender, mix all up until crumbly. I wash my hands well with cool water and do it that way. I think it`works better. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture for the topping. Now press the rest into the prepared baking pan. Make sure it’s level. Bake about 15 minutes.

    In the meantime, mix the oats,  cinnamon, walnuts and melted butter along with the reserved crumb mixture.

    Take the crust out of the oven and spread the fruit on top. Again, evenly.

    Now sprinkle the crumb mixture over that. Place back in the oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.

    Take out of the oven and place on a cooling rack for about 1 hour. Slice into 16 squares and enjoy!