Lemon Crumble Oat Bars
Recipe type: Snack; Dessert
Total time: 
Serves: 28
A fresh, subtly-tart oat bar still rich with brown sugar and butter flavour.
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⅓ cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter or shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • GLAZE (optional):
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (aka icing sugar)
  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice or milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9x13" pan.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. With electric mixer, cream brown sugar and butter until light and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and juice, and blend until well combined. Stir in flour mixture, then oats and walnuts, if using. Spread evenly in prepared pan (it will be a fairly thin layer - slightly damp hands or the back of a spatula sprayed with cooking spray work well to help with this step).
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and set in the middle.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool slightly while you make the glaze. Mix confectioners' sugar with enough of either lemon juice or milk to achieve desired consistency (don't mix lemon juice and milk, or they may curdle - if you don't have quite enough lemon juice, supplement it with water). Drizzle randomly over warm bars and let cool completely before cutting.
  6. Store at cool room temperature or in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 7 days.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2015/06/lemon-crumble-oat-bars/