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Pineapple Oat Bars

Pineapple Oat Bars. An easy to make pineapple jam is sandwiched between layers of buttery, wholesome oat crumble in these delicious cookie bars.

Pineapple Oat Bars photo of 3 cookie squares on an orange plate.

Pineapple Oat Bars.

Fresh pineapple is one of my very favourite fruits and always has been. It probably wasn’t until I was almost in my early teens that I tasted it for the first time.

Now, obviously I had eaten pineapple from a can before. That was quite common and we used it in many recipes from Pineapple Pork Meatballs to  adding it to our  Carrot Cake.

Fresh Golden Pineapple cut in pieces on white background.

Fresh golden pineapple works very well in this recipe.

It wasn’t until the larger supermarkets with much better produce departments arrived in my hometown that I got to sample it for the first time . That was too many decades ago to comfortably mention. 😉

I still remember it though, and for me the difference was overwhelming. Going back to canned after that, all I could get was an extremely metallic taste.

Only the best.

Like all other recipes, they will always turn out best when the best ingredients are used. It’s exactly the same here.

butter photographed on a wooden cutting board.

Use only real dairy butter.

Fresh cut pineapple and real dairy butter are the keys here. Any substituting of those and  the quality of the finished product will suffer.

That tropical flavour is particularly welcome at this time of year as the winter just sets in. Since these freeze quite well, they are great to add to your Holiday baking list too.

You might also like to try some of our very popular recipes in our Best Newfoundland Christmas Cookies Collection. They are definitely worth making at any time of year!

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Pineapple Oat Bars photo of 3 cookie squares on an orange plate.
Yield: 24 cookie bars

Pineapple Oat Bars

Pineapple Oat Bars. An easy to make pineapple jam is sandwiched between layers of buttery, wholesome oat crumble in these delicious cookie bars.

Ingredients

For the Pineapple Filling

  • 2 cups of finely chopped  pineapple
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 4 tbsp water

For the crumble mixture

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups of flour1
  • 1/3 cups of oats
  • 1 ½ tsp of baking powder

Instructions

To prepare the filling

  1. Simmer the pineapple, brown sugar and 1/4 cup water slowly for 10 minutes.
  2. Thicken with 2 tsp of cornstarch dissolved into 4 tbsp of water.
  3. Cook for an additional minute, remove from stove and cool to room temperature.

To prepare the crumble

  1. Using your hands, combine all of the  ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Using your fingers, rub the butter through the dry ingredients until a crumble forms which will hold together when you press it in your fist.
  3. Spread ½ of the crumb mixture into a 9 by 9 inch pan lined with parchment paper.Spread the filling over this and top with remaining crumb mixture.Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Cool completely before storing in airtight containers. These will also freeze quite well.

Notes

 

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1 cookie bar

Amount Per Serving Calories 109Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 94mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 0g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Originally published December 2009. Updated December 2019 to include a printable recipe card.

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Ann

Saturday 8th of August 2020

Greasy falling apart yuck!

Myrthala Miranda-Guzman

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Is it 1/3 cup of oats or 1 1/3 cup of oats.? There is a 1 at the end of the flour measurement and im not sure if it’s just a stray or part of the next line. Thank you look forward to trying it.

Lori P

Sunday 15th of December 2019

In the ingredients, is the number '1' to the right of the amount of flour supposed to be on the next line, as in 1 1/3 cups of oats? 1/3 cup, as written, doesn't look like very much for oat bars.

Donna

Saturday 3rd of November 2018

These sound amazing! Can they be frozen?

Barry C. Parsons

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Yes indeed!

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