This recipe for Ginger Peach Oat Bars is perfect for a summer dessert. They’re packed with fresh, juicy peaches and taste great topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Just popping in to share my new favorite recipe with you. Peaches are hands down my favorite summer fruit and when they’re on sale for $0.99/pound I can never resist buying a ton of them. They’re just so darn good.
I’m always a fan of just slicing them up and eating them but this week I wanted to get a little more adventurous. I settled on a dessert recipe because….pregnant. Duh. And as I was brainstorming ideas, I started thinking about this Ginger Peach Granola I received in the mail from a friend several years ago. It was, hands down, the best granola I’ve ever had and I begged her to send me the recipe. Then I lost it. But I haven’t forgotten how much I loved the flavor combo of ginger and peach.
So this dessert recipe is a bit of a spin on that granola. A note about these bars. Thanks to all the peaches that are packed in there, they’re fairly moist and a little crumbly. I think they’re best eaten out of a bowl while still warm and topped with a scoop of ice cream. They will firm up some once they’re cooled completely, but just know that depending on how juicy your peaches are, these will probably more of an eat with a fork kinda bar than a grab and eat kind.
Ginger Peach Oat Bars
Also, if you decreased the brown sugar slightly, you could definitely eat these for breakfast topped with some yogurt!
So here’s how you make them:
Ginger Peach Oat Bars
This recipe for Ginger Peach Oat Bars is perfect for a summer dessert. They're packed with fresh, juicy peaches and taste great topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp dried ginger
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2.5 cups diced peaches (about 3 large)
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Combine melted butter, brown sugar, egg, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and peanut butter in a large bowl and mix well.
- Stir in diced peaches and stir to combine.
- Add flour, oats and baking soda and stir gently until combined.
- Scoop into a 9x9 pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Bars will be moist and slightly crumbly. They will firm up slightly once cooled completely but are best eaten in a dish with a spoon or fork.
Also, if you haven’t tried peanut butter and peaches together, you’re missing out! Another of my favorite flavor combos.