Apricot Oatmeal Bars

Apricot Oatmeal Bars

This is an easy vegan gluten-free recipe for bake sales, after school snacks, and just anytime treats.  It’s absolutely delicious!

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Apricot Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Shared by: Sandy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour rice or oat
  • 1 Tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated non-dairy shortening I used coconut oil
  • 1 cup of jam any flavor
  • Optional: walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil a 9″ pan.
  • Mix dry ingredients together. Melt shortening and add to the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly. (If soft, but not melted, use your hands to mix).
  • Spread 2/3 of the mixture in pan and press down tightly. (you an use a spatula to make it flat and even). Spread 1 cup of apricot jam (or any other flavor) onto pressed mixture.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the dry mixture on top of the jam and press lightly. Optional: I added chopped walnuts as a topping. I soaked them for 10 minutes before chopping. Bake until crispy (20 – 30 min).

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

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