Countryside Peach Bars
 
Ingredients
Equipment Needed
Crust Ingredients
  • ½ cup softened butter (preferably organic grass-fed)
  • 3 tablespoons honey (local preferably, but if you can't find it, I love THIS one)
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons organic whole wheat pastry flour (I love THIS brand)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Filling Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups peaches, peeled and cut into half-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (non GMO, like THIS)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon (organic, non-irradiated like THIS)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg (organic, non-irradiated like THIS)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Topping Ingredients
  • ¼ cup organic whole wheat pastry flour (like THIS)
  • ½ cup organic oats (my fav. brand of organic oats)
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts or pecans, crushed
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons honey
Instructions
To make crust
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Lightly butter an 8” x 8” glass or ceramic baking pan.
  3. Using a hand mixer and large mixing bowl, whip the butter and honey until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and blend until mixed thoroughly. The mixture will form a soft dough.
  5. Add the dough to the baking pan and flatten it into the bottom of the pan to form the crust.
  6. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes, while preparing the filling and topping.
To make filling
  1. Combine cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and honey in a large bowl. Add the peaches, then toss and mix with hands until coated.
  2. Set aside.
To make topping
  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, oats, nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Add honey and blend with hands until thoroughly combined, but still a little bit crumbly.
  3. Set aside.
To make bars
  1. Remove the crust from the refrigerator.
  2. Spread the peaches filling over the crust.
  3. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes. Topping will be slightly golden brown.
  5. Cool completely before cutting.
Recipe by Scratch Mommy | Pronounce Skincare at https://www.scratchmommy.com/countryside-peach-bars/