Plums Oatmeal Crumble Bars that are eggless and serves either as a Dessert or a quick snack or as a healthy breakfast. These Plum Crumble Bars are loaded with oatmeal and so buttery in taste. The sweet and tart plum filling gives a rich tangy taste to the bars.
And did I tell you that the Refrigerator that I had with me for the past 14 years, that saw 3 home shiftings and still carried on so much with zest, finally decided to take rest and gave up totally.
For the past 1 week I’m without a refrigerator at home and oh boy it made me realize how much I depend on my sturdy little fridge and how much I miss it already. Finally went shopping yesterday and booked a huge one for me when compared to the single door one that I had till date.
This post if for the contest going on exclusively for the participants of IFBM featuring “Plums” hosted by KitchenAid. I’m chasing time to post this recipe as today is the last day for the contest.
I was so worried whether I would be able to slice them properly with the little resting time I gave in my non functional, almost dead fridge, but the Gods must indeed have been listening to me and decided to take pity on me, as I was able to cut them in perfect slices.
The kids loved these bars so much after they came from school along with a glass of milk. As these bars are so rich in butter, it was quite filling to them. Keep these bars refrigerated and enjoy a slice as and when you crave for a quick bite.
Notes while making Plum Oatmeal Crumble Bars:
1. Instead of oatmeal flour, you can use whole wheat flour as well but the bars will be a bit dense.
2. As the plums I had were very tart, I sprinkled sugar over the plum slices to reduce the tartness of the bars after its baked. You can skip the sugar, if the plums are sweet.
3. You can use white sugar itself if you do not have brown sugar.
These Bars won me the KitchenAid Food Chopper and I’m on cloud nine. Yaaay…
Thank you Jury for deciding and choosing these bars as a winning entry and thank you KitchenAid for the chopper. I’m going to have a ball in the kitchen using this chopper.
Plums Oatmeal Crumble Bars Recipe details below:
- All Purpose Flour – 1 cup
- Powdered Quick Cooking Oats – 3/4 cup
- White granulated Sugar – 1/4 cup
- Brown sugar – 1/4 cup
- Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
- Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
- Salt – 2 pinch
- Nutmeg, grated – 2 pinch
- Unsalted Cold butter – 100 gms
- Plums – 5
- Sugar – 2 tsp
- Preheat oven to 190 Degrees C (375 F). Grease a 8×8 square tin and keep aside. I don’t have a square tin, so used by 8” round springform tin.
- Prepare the dry ingredients by whisking together flour, powdered oats, both the sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a mixing bowl. Keep aside.
- Stone the plums and slice them thinly. I just sliced them all around the stone and discarded it at last. I did not remove the skin as well.
- Cube the cold butter and using a pastry cutter work it into the dry ingredients. I just used my finger tips to work the butter into the flour. You can also use the hand mixer.
- The mixture will look like bread crumbs. Divide it 1:3 by eyeballing the mixture and transfer 3/4 of the mixture into the prepared tin.
- Press the mixture firmly to the bottom either with your finger tips or by using a small flat bottomed bowl.
- Arrange the plum slices all around the base and at the end give it a pat down but do not press.
- Now sprinkle 2 tsp sugar evenly over the arranged plum slices and then sprinkle 1/4 of the dough mixture kept aside, covering the plum slices completely. Do not press now.
- Place the tin in the Pre heated oven and bake for 35 – 40 mins.
- Cool it completely in the tin itself. If you want neat slices, let it cool in the refrigerator overnight or for 8 to 10 hours.
- Cut into bars or triangles as per your choice.
- Serve it as a breakfast along with a glass of milk or as a dessert.