Slightly buttery and crunchy with great oat flavor. Apricots and the slightly citrusy and peppery ginger are meant to be together! These bars are a great way to transform fruits and oats into something every kid, big and small, will devour!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 8-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Apricot Ginger Filling:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch baking dish and line with parchment paper; grease parchment paper.

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  • Whisk flour, almond meal, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add oats, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup white sugar; whisk to blend and break up clumps of brown sugar. Pour melted butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract over flour mixture; stir with a spatula until moistened.

  • Press 2/3 of the flour mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to make the crust.

  • Whisk 1/3 cup white sugar and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Add apricots and ginger and toss to coat.

  • Spread apricot mixture over the crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 of the flour mixture on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown and crisp and filling is bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 42g 14% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 107.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2017
Very tasty, made for a gluten-free friend. She absolutely raved over it. I ground almonds in a coffee mill for the almond meal. Important to cut bars while warm, as they set very firmly after a couple of hours. Would definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2017
Very tasty, made for a gluten-free friend. She absolutely raved over it. I ground almonds in a coffee mill for the almond meal. Important to cut bars while warm, as they set very firmly after a couple of hours. Would definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
The ginger brings out the flavor of the apricots!!! We have a tree that produces a lot of apricots. We purée them and freeze them in one cup portions. I used 2 cups and thickened it with some cornstarch. The only sugar is in the crust and they turned out perfect. Everyone in my house loves them. I used the ginger in a jar and only used what I thought would be a good amount. Will make these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2019
Really good! Easy, tasty, gluten-free without being dry, and ... did I mention it's tasty? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2020
This is to clarify the cups measure of the 18 oz Smuckers preserves, which yielded 1 and 2/3 cup. Read More