Brown Butter Peach Crumble Bars

June 29, 2012

Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, so when they were on-sale a few weeks ago I knew I had to get a bunch of them. And then I stumbled across this recipe from How Sweet It Is and knew that I had to make them right away.

They are pretty crumbly, but that didn’t stop me from taking them to a church function. These also would go great with some vanilla ice cream. Next time I make these, that will be a must.

I cut out some of the sugar, and still thought they were a little bit too sweet. Next time I’m going to try to cut out even more sugar. I find that the peaches give these bars way more than enough sweetness.

Brown Butter Peach Crumble Bars

recipe slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is


  • 1 & 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 ripe peaches, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir continuously until you see brown specks in the butter, and it starts to give off a nutty smell. Add the butter and vanilla to the oat mixture. Then fold in the peaches.
  4. Press the batter into your greased baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until it’s golden brown and set in the middle. Let cool completely before cutting.
  5. Enjoy!

— the Jilb



  1. These look great! It’s amazing how over-sugared a lot of recipes can be. Sometimes I cut the sugar in half or more and it’s still sweeter than it needs to be.

    • I know, same here. I always cut out sugar now when I can. And, yep, still too sweet.

  2. WOW do these sound amazing! I love peaches AND brown butter. I bet the combination is out of this world! And so simple!! Pinning!

    • I know! I LOVE brown butter. I would love to put it in everything I bake…

  3. Yum! These look fabulous! I am dying to try these. Don’t have any peaches, but I wonder if the same basic recipe would work with blueberries or cherries…? (Those I have in abundance!)

    • I bet they’d be great with either! Although I haven’t tried it, so I couldn’t say for sure…

      Let me know if you try it with a different fruit!

  4. These sound so yum!

    • Thank you! They’re pretty tasty!

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