Go Back
+ servings
cranberry oatmeal bars on parchment paper

Fresh Cranberry Bars with Oat Crumble Topping

These Fresh Cranberry Bars are a great way to enjoy fresh cranberries this holiday season! Cook your fresh cranberries on the stove and layer it in-between a delicious oat crumble and you’ll have a satisfying and vibrant dessert to show off to your friends and family! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberries, dessert, easydessert, holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 bars


For the crumble:

  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed, ground
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, ground

For the Fresh Cranberry filling:

  • 1 12 oz. bag Fresh Cranberry
  • 4 Tbsp. lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    In a large bowl, mix all of the crumble topping ingredients together. The melted butter will combine the dry ingredients into a crumble.
    Press half of this mixture into an oven safe 8x8 baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat – make the cranberry mixture! Add the cranberries, juice, zest and sugar to the sauce pan. The cranberries will begin to pop and cook down. You may need to add a little bit of water. Add a tablespoon at a time! Let this cook down until it looks like, well…cranberry sauce!
  • Pour this on top of the crust layer, and then top with the remaining oat crumble. Bake again for 20 minutes. Let rest for 30 minutes before cutting into it. (Trust me, I know it’s hard!)