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Healthier Whole Wheat Peach Crumb Bars

A summer peach dessert combining crumb bars and peach cobbler into juicy Peach Crumb Bars - made healthier with whole wheat flour, coconut oil and Greek yogurt.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Whole Wheat Peach Crumb Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author LeelaLicious

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c peaches diced; about 4 small peaches
  • 1 tbsp orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 c white sugar divided
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar divided
  • 1 3/4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ginger ground
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tbsp solid coconut oil or 6 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 small egg
  • 1/8 c greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar for sprinkling.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper, allowing for overhang on the sides.
  2. Pit and dice peaches, you could also peel them if preferred. Toss peaches with orange juice and orange zest. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup white sugar, 2 tbsp brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and ginger. Sprinkle over peach mixture and toss until evenly coated; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flours, baking powder and salt. Using a fork or pastry cutter cut in cold coconut oil (or butter) until mixture looks like crumbs. In a small bowl combine egg, Greek yogurt and vanilla. Stir into flour mix until well incorporated. Add remaining 1/2 cup white and 4 tbsp brown sugar and stir to combine.
  4. Firmly press 2/3 of the mixture into prepared baking dish. Toss peaches one more time and spread over bottom crumb layer. Sprinkle remaining crumb mix over peaches and sprinkle with coarse white or turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or cool and cut into bars. My family prefers these peach bars fresh and still warm from the oven.

Recipe Notes

The recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes then.