I love a good lemon dessert. Who doesn’t? And I love lemon bars. Who doesn’t?
These lemon oat bars are like a lemon bar crossed with an oatmeal cookie. A twist on the lemon bar with some texture.
You use oatmeal to make the crust instead of a classic shortbread type crust. Then you top the lemon filling with a little of the oatmeal cookie crust and it gives a crunchy texture to the top. Yum!
My friend Emmy brought these into work one day. They were divine! I got the recipe and have made them lots of times since.
They call for whole wheat flour, which is a bonus health wise, but you can also just use AP flour if you don’t have whole wheat. The whole wheat lends some extra texture and a bit of nutty flavor.
The recipe calls for whole rolled oats, but also calls for some oats to be blended into a flour in your blender or food processor. It’s pretty ingenious.
I’m gonna be honest here. Sometimes I double the crust recipe, because I like it. A lot. Feel free to try it both ways. Extra crust or regular crust. (I’m pretty sure the ones pictured had double crust.)
These are a great spring treat. Tangy lemon, crispy sweet oatmeal topping. You can’t go wrong!
Recipe Source: Emmy, my former co-worker