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Cherry Crumble Bars

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30-35 mins
  • Total Time: 40-50 mins
  • Yield: Serves 12 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Lightly sweetened dessert bars with a nutty oat crust, cherry filling and a nutty oat topping.




  • 1 ½ cups oat flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

Cherry Filling:

  • 2 ½ cups pitted dark sweet cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crust/crumble ingredients until thoroughly combined. Press half of the mixture into the prepared baking dish to form a crust. Set the remaining crumble to the side.
  3. In another large mixing bowl, stir together the cherries, maple syrup or honey, cornstarch and salt until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and spread into an even layer over the crust.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the rest of the crumble mixture on top of the cherry filling. Use your fingers to lightly press the crumble into the cherry filling.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the crumble is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the bars completely cool. Slice into 12 bars.


Ingredient Tip: Use fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, just be sure they’re pitted.


  • Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe
  • Calories: 189
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 66mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Keywords: cherry, cherries, crumble, dessert