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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
— the Jilb