April 29, 2024

Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars

Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars are loaded with homemade cherry pie filling nestled between chewy oat layers. They are nutritious, gluten-free and make the perfect snack or dessert!

This post is sponsored by Terry Naturally® Vitamins. All opinions are my own.

Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars

I love these Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars because they taste indulgent but are actually pretty nutritious and very easy to make! It's crazy how easy it is to make your own cherry pie filling. So much less sugar and it tastes better too. These bars are loaded with tons of juicy tart cherries for the most delicious dessert or snack. I am a huge fan of fruit bars- make sure you try my Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Bars too. These bars are chewy and delicious for either breakfast, snack or dessert. 

If you have your cherry pie oatmeal bars refrigerated, you can pick them up with your hands. Otherwise, they can be enjoyed with a fork on a plate. These bars are gooey, soft, and so flavorful. Something about the cherry, lemon, and cinnamon combination is so delicious. I think these bars would be superb with a scoop of vanilla ice cream too.

**Keep reading for a Terry Naturally Tart Cherry supplement giveaway!

Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars Ingredients

  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Milk of choice (I like 2% milk)
  • Cinnamon 
  • Baking powder
  • Applesauce or plain yogurt- I've used both and they both work well
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cherries- I used jarred sour cherries from ALDI but fresh cherries or frozen tart or sweet cherries work great
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey
  • Cornstarch

Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bar

How to Make Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars

First, you're going to make your cherry pie filling by cooking the cherries with water, lemon juice, and honey until cherries break down a bit. Then you add the cornstarch to thicken up the sauce. When you add the cornstarch, the cherries thicken up pretty much instantly for a delicious thick cherry pie filling. You're going to mix together the ingredients for the oat bar layer and spread half of the mixture on the bottom of a baking dish covered with parchment paper. 

Cover the oat layer with the cherry pie filling and cover with the rest of the oat mixture. Bake for about 20 minutes until the bars are cooked through.

cut cherry pie bars

Are Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars healthy?

These Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars are pretty healthy for a dessert bar! The cherries and oats have fiber. I reduced the sugar as much as possible while still making the bars taste sweet and dessert-like. I think these make a good breakfast paired with a protein like an egg or Greek yogurt. For a dessert, they are great too and of course, would be awesome with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

How to Store Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars

You can store your bars in a sealed container for up to a week. You can store on the counter for about a day. I have not tried freezing them but I do think that they would freeze well.

Cherry Pie Bars

Tart Cherry Nutrition

As someone who loves to workout, tart cherries are a great option and can help with post-workout recovery. Tart cherries have anthocyanins which give the dark red color and helps with recovery after a run. They're rich in antioxidants which protects cells against damage from free radicals and from oxidative stress. It can help with joint health and flexibility.*

Tart Cherry Supplements

An easy way to get tart cherry in your diet is by taking the Terry Naturally Tart Cherry capsules which promotes healthy uric acid balance. I like these because I don't always have tart cherries on hand. I experience occasional soreness running and working out and tart cherry helps me with recovery. You can take one to two capsules twice a day. It can be a great choice for joint support.* 

†Supports healthy levels already within normal range

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**You can buy Terry Naturally Tart Cherry online!

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Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars

Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars

Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars are loaded with homemade cherry pie filling nestled between chewy oat layers. They are nutritious, gluten-free and make the perfect breakfast or snack!

prep time: 10 MINS cook time: 20 MINS total time: 30 minutes


  • Oat Bar Layer
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt or applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or Truvia brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Cherry Pie Filling 
  • 3 cups tart cherries- frozen sweet or sour cherries, fresh, or canned
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1//3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook cherries, water, lemon juice and honey and simmer until cherries turn into a sauce- about 5 minutes. Mix the cornstarch with a little bit of water until smooth. 
    2. Add the cornstarch mixture into the cherry sauce and whisk well. Simmer until sauce is thickened and remove from heat.
    3. Preheat oven to 375. Mix together all of the ingredients for the oat bar layer in a bowl.
    4. Cover a baking dish with parchment paper. Spread half of the oat mixture onto the bottom of the dish evenly. 
    5. Carefully spread cherry pie filling over the first oat layer. Spread the rest of the oat mixture gently on top of the cherry pie filling making sure to cover the whole cherry layer.
    6. Bake for 20 minutes until oats are cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool at least a bit and cut into 8 squares.
    **Stores well in the fridge for a few days.
    **Can be enjoyed cold, hot or room temperature.

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