Oatmeal Jumble Bars
An Easy Bar Recipe
Oatmeal Jumble Bars is a basic oatmeal bar recipe that is made with oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, shortening, spices and chopped walnuts. Half of this mixture is pressed into a prepared baking dish. Then topped with your favorite fruit filling or topped with rhubarb cranberry apricot filling. The remaining crust mixture is then sprinkled over the fruit filling and baked in the oven for 30 minutes or so. Easy and Delicious.
Top with Ice Cream
Boy, do these bars smell good while baking and better yet, they taste even better! Oatmeal Jumble Bars are delicious served with vanilla ice cream. Remove the bars from the oven when golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for about 15 to 30 minutes and serve with big scoops of vanilla ice cream or an ice cream flavor of your choice. Mix it up and try a cinnamon flavored ice cream or even coffee flavored. (Well maybe not coffee)
*Make up a batch or two of these delicious oatmeal jumble bars and watch how fast they disappear!
Oatmeal Jumble Bars are made with a homemade rhubarb, cranberry and apricot pie filling or you can use your favorite pie filling.
- 3 cups Rhubarb Cranberry Apricot Fruit Pie Filling OR 3 cups pie filling of your choice
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup shortening (such as Crisco)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Lightly grease 13 x 9 inch baking dish, Preheat oven to 375º
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, packed brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in lemon zest and chopped nuts.
Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture for topping.
Press remaining mixture into the bottom of prepared baking pan. Evenly spread fruit pie filling over top. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake at 375º for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown and fruit pie filling is bubbly.
Cool in pan on wire rack.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream