Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars

Sure, you can save these Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars for dessert, but we like to enjoy one at breakfast, too. Try these fruit-oat bars with apricots, apple-cranberry filling, or any canned pie filling you like.

Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
20 to 25 bars


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 recipe Apple-Cranberry Filling, Apricot Filling, Raisin Filling, or Easy Filling

Apricot Filling

  • 1 cup snipped dried apricots

  • ¾ cup water

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Raisin Filling

  • ¾ cup water

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 ¼ cup golden raisins

Apple-Cranberry Filling

  • 1 cup chunky applesauce

  • cup dried cranberries or blueberries

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Dash ground cloves

Easy Filling

  • 1 ½ cup bottled mincemeat or one 20-ounce can cherry or peach pie filling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture.

  2. Press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9x9x2-inch or 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Spread with desired filling. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Apricot Filling

  1. In a medium saucepan combine apricots and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar and flour; stir into apricot mixture. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until thickened and bubbly.

Raisin Filling

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar, and cornstarch. Add raisins. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

Apple-Cranberry Filling

  1. In a medium bowl combine applesauce, cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves.

Easy Filling

  1. Use bottled mincemeat or pie filling.

To Store:

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

111 Calories
4g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 115mg 2%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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