These Easy Apricot Walnut Bars are and absolutely scrumptious treat! Made from a base of oats, these bars are not only vegan, they are gluten free too!
Something about apricot is so satisfying. Whether fresh, dried, or in jam form, they’re just so dang delicious! I thought it was about time this blog has some apricot-y goodness goin’ on. Whose with me!?
This recipe is partially inspired by a Hungarian dessert that my Mom makes, but in a way easier form that’s both vegan and gluten free. What she makes is called Zserbó , and it’s made out of several alternating layers of dough, apricot jam and walnuts. It’s amazing delicious, and it’s definitely one of the many Hungarian desserts I miss since going vegan. But between rolling out layers of dough and topping each one with jam and walnuts, I wanted to get my apricot bar fix in with something that required less effort. Much less effort!
Enter these! Easy Vegan Apricot Walnut Bars! Not only are they vegan, but using oats as the base of the crust also means they’re gluten free! They’re made from a simple oat crust, topped with a layer of apricot jam and finished off with a crumble made from the oat layer and walnuts! The hearty oat crust goes incredibly well with the sweet layer of apricot and the crunch of the crumble on top. To make these even more appealing, they are so incredibly easy to throw together!
These are the perfect fruity treat when you need something quick and easy! Enjoy, friends!
What kind of fruit do you like best in desserts? Let me know in the comments down below!
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