I am so ready to start busting out the apples and pumpkins right now. The kitchen transition from tomatoes and basil to apples has begun! Today’s recipe will make you feel warm and fall-ish all over.
With only seven ingredients, these Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars make a great breakfast on the go or lunchbox dessert.
Do youself a favor here — use real, unsalted butter. Fake butter and butter subsitutes just don’t make the grade in a recipe with so few ingredients. I promise, it’s worth the splurge.
Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan lightly with vegetable cooking spray. Line with heavy-duty foil, leaving an overhang on two sides of about 2″ to facilitate removal of bars from pan. Coat foil with cooking spray.
Mix flour, oatmeal, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Stir in butter with fork until well mixed and clumps form, then spread half the oatmeal mixture over foiled pan bottom, pressing to form thin crust. Spread apple butter over crust and then sprinkle remaining oatmeal mixture on top.
Bake until crisp and golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Use foil “handles” to remove bars from pan. Cut into squares and serve.