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Peach Crumb Bars

August 19, 2019

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Peach Crumb Bars are made with an oatmeal crust and topping and a yummy peach filling.

Peach Crumb Bars on a white late with fresh peaches in the background.

I must admit, when fresh peaches hit our area, I seem to be making everything peaches! This summer I’ve been making peach ice cream, peach cobbler and now these peach bars.  

What is a Peach Crumb Bar?

These peach bars are made with an oatmeal crust topped with a delicious peach filling and a crumb topping. The filling really is a combination between peach cobbler and peach pie. You just can’t go wrong there, can you? The topping is the same as the crust, but it’s crumbled over the peach filling. The whole pan is baked until all that peach filling is nice and bubbly and the topping is browned. 

A glass casserole dish filled with peach bars.

You could eat this straight out of the oven, but the bars won’t hold together. If you want to cut these into bars, you’ll need to have some patience and let the bars fully cool. 

Can I make these ahead of time?

These bars are best eaten the same day they are baked. The bars become too moist if made too far ahead of time. 

How do I make peach crumb bars?

    1. Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, salt and baking powder together
    2. Add melted butter a glass bowl with brown sugar and melted butter poured over the top.
    3. Mix with a spoon until well combine Oats mixed together in a bowl.
    4. Pour half of the oat mixture into a greased baking dish. 
    5. Press mixture down into pan Oatmeal crust in a baking dish.
    6. Bake for for 15 minutes
    7. Peel and chop peaches. Combine peaches, corn starch, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl Chopped peaches in a bowl with a pink spatula.
    8. Spoon peaches onto crust. Do not use all the juices from the peaches. I used a slotted spoon and got some of the juice, but left the rest behind. Peaches on an oatmeal crust.
    9. Crumble remaining oat mixture onto peaches Crumbling oat mixture onto chopped peaches.
    10. Bake for 45-50 minutes
    11. Allow bars to fully cool before slicing and serving Peach bar topped with an oatmeal topping.

Do I use fresh or frozen peaches?

You can use either fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe. I’ve been making these during fresh peach season but it’s just as delicious when only frozen peaches are available. To use frozen peaches, allow peaches to thaw first and then follow recipe directions. 

Tips for making Peach Bars

  • Use old fashioned oats (also called rolled oats) for this recipe. These oats are hearty and will hold their shape.
  • Peel your peaches. Some peaches can be peeled raw by just using a paring knife. Others will need to be blanched first and then peeled. Try paring first and then move to blanching if needed.
  • This recipe calls for 5 cups of chopped peaches which is approximately 5 large peaches. If you end up with a bit more than 5 cups, just add them in. The filling doesn’t require precise measurements.
  • Allow bars to fully cool before cutting and removing from pan.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled, if desired.

Other great summer desserts

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5 from 6 votes
Peach Crumb Bars on a white late with fresh peaches in the background.
Peach Crumb Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
 

Delicious dessert with an oatmeal crust and topping and a juicy peach filling.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach bar, peach crumb bar, peach dessert
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 352 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oats old fashioned or rolled
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter melted
Filling
  • 5 cups peaches peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
Crust
  1. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together.

  2. Add butter and stir until combined.

  3. Place half the crust mixture into a 9 x 13" greased baking dish. Press mixture down so it makes an even crust.

  4. Bake crust in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Filling
  1. Combine peaches, corn starch, brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.

Assemble Bars
  1. Allow baked crust to cool slightly.

  2. Spoon peaches out and place on top of crust. Don't use all the excess juice from the peaches.

  3. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.

  4. Allow bars to fully cool before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes
  • Bars are best eaten on the same day as baked
  • Fresh or frozen peaches may be used. If using frozen, allow peaches to thaw before using.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove peach mixture. Some juice added to the bars is okay, but the extra juice should be discarded. 
Nutrition Facts
Peach Crumb Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 682IU14%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly | Foodtasia
    September 7, 2019 at 3:28 am

    5 stars
    Kathy, these look so wonderful! I can’t get enough peaches this year and that topping is everything!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    August 20, 2019 at 6:32 am

    5 stars
    Love that crumb top and, of course, that peach base! What a delicious summer recipe! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    August 20, 2019 at 5:05 am

    5 stars
    I adore my summer peaches Kathy! And these bars look totally amazing! I’ve got to bake a batch. I love the oats in the crust.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    August 20, 2019 at 4:36 am

    5 stars
    I love a good oat crumble! The flavor is amazing, and it reminds me of Fall thanks to the oats and cinnamon. You know me and peaches, so I’d love to polish off a plate of these bars!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    August 19, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Yum! I will be eating as many peaches as possible until their season ends. And this is one delicious looking recipe to use them. Love it!

  • Reply
    Judy
    August 19, 2019 at 6:22 am

    5 stars
    Yummy

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

      They are pretty delicious!

  • Reply
    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    August 19, 2019 at 5:27 am

    5 stars
    All okay for me to make and enjoy the same day – I don’t see them lasting longer than that. Truly delicious! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

      We didn’t have any problem finishing these off quickly!

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