cherry pie bars

Healthy Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars

For a great, on the go snack, Healthy Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars are a wonderful option. They’re made with rolled oats, maple syrup, and cherries, so you KNOW they’re good!

Prep: 20Cook: 40Total: 1 hour
Yield 9 bars 1x


  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 10 oz bag frozen cherries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8×8 with parchment paper or nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, flour, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until dough forms.
  5. Save 3/4 cup of the dough off to the side and press the remaining dough into the bottom of 8×8 pan. Set aside.
  6. In a saucepan, heat cherries, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Once cherries start to release liquid press them down with a potato masher or fork to break them up.
  7. Add in arrowroot powder and whisk. The arrowroot will help to thicken the cherries.
  8. Let simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. The mixture should thicken up after simmering on the heat for a little.
  9. Pour cherry mixture over crust dough. Sprinkle the remaining 3/4 cup dough on top.
  10. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Author: Erin MorrisseyCategory: dessert, dairy-freeMethod: ovenCuisine: American