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These Healthy Peach Jam Bars are a nutritious make-ahead breakfast, an easy on-the-go snack, or even a light dessert! With only 5 simple ingredients, you can pull these crumb bars together in minutes and pack them up for all of your summer adventures.
Now that the warmer weather has officially arrived in Virginia and my older two boys have almost finished their year of preschool, we are spending most of our time outside enjoying the sunshine. With our energy focused on sports,
and basking in the rays,
I’m all about recipes that come together quickly, that can be enjoyed on the move, and that satisfy hungry appetites in a healthy way. And guess what? These slightly sweet, tender, crumbly bars fit the bill perfectly!
Let me tell you…these are not your average sugar-laden dessert bars. Instead, they are full of whole grains, healthy fats, fruit, and just a touch of sweetness. I think they’re perfect as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of coffee, my kids love them for breakfast, and my father-in-law (who was visiting for supper one evening when I had prepared the bars) thought that they were a delicious dessert. Pops even took a to-go box with him and assured me that he would hide them in his office so that he wouldn’t have to share them!
And my middle son, Casey, loves these goodies more than anyone!
Let’s just say that a tray of Healthy Peach Jam Bars does not last long in our house!
I hope that you have a chance to pull these bars together and enjoy a little break in the sunshine, too! And once Virginia’s peaches ripen later this summer, I can assure you that I will be adding some of the sweet, diced fresh fruit into these treats. That’s seasonal cooking at its best!
I’m sharing these treats over on Memories by the Mile today, so be sure to head over HERE to check out the full recipe!
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And if you’re looking for even more seasonally-appropriate healthy snack and breakfast options, try these favorites: