Apple Crumb Bars

by Alex on September 27, 2012

in Food, Recipe

When life, or a generous CSA share, gives you lots of heirloom apples the normal thing to do is panic (10 apples is a lot for a half share!) and then get to baking.

I know I’m the only fall hater in the world. It’s just so hard to let go of shorts, long nights, fresh produce, and drinks outside. I might have worn a killer chartreuse wool skirt yesterday, and might love that I don’t have to worry about dying of heat stroke during a run, but I’m still not a fall convert. Yet. As mush as I dislike the dark mornings and setting sun earlier and earlier, there is something comforting about the smell of baked apples and cinnamon.

Apple and Oat Crumb Bars

by Alex London-Gross

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Keywords: bake apple oats bar


Ingredients (9 bars)


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups oats


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 large apples, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


Preheat the oven to 350F.

Make the crust by mixing together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

In a large bowl, cream the brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Mix in the dry ingredients until well combined, and gently stir in the oats.

In a medium sauce pan, cook the apples in the coconut oil over medium high heat for 10 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and maple syrup just before removing from the heat.

In a 9 inch square pan, press the crust into an even layer, about 1/2 inch thick. Gently spread the apples over top.

In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the crumb topping and use your fingers to mash together. It will be dry. Sprinkle over the apples.

Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.

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Erica { } September 27, 2012

This looks delicious! I’m definitely a Fall lover but only because I live in Florida and it means no more 100 degree days!


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