I somehow keep coming back to these bars. I made them once (three years ago) and batch after batch they continue to make their way into my oven. I think it’s the oatmeal crust that I enjoy or maybe it’s the thick slices of guava sandwiched between yummy layers of oatmeal that entice me.
No, it must be that everyone loves them.. that’s what it is. Or maybe because they are really.. really easy to make, so easy that I can pop them into the oven before our day begins.
Easy with tasty results. Who wouldn’t love this recipe?
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 15 ounces guava paste cut into slices
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9×13 pan, set aside
Combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and rolled oats.
Add butter. With two knives cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.
Press half of the mixture into prepared pan. This is your crust.
Lay the sliced guava over the crust and press down lightly.
Sprinkle the remaining mixture over the sliced guava and press gently with hand or fork.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
Allow to cool and cut into slices.
Guava aside, this is the ultimate crumble recipe. I LOVE guava and always have paste ready to go, but this crumble works SO well with any fruit. Right now it’s in the oven slathered with homemade pumpkin jam and it’s going to be a knockout as well. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
how thick do you slice the guava paste?
As thick or as think as you like Linda. enjoy them!
Wgere do you find guava paste?Amazon?
You can find guava paste in your latin section of your local grocery store. The paste is sold in tins or wrapped in plastic by the block. online at MexGrocer.com
thanks for stopping by,
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
Just saw these hit FG when I was checking my own submission…and these look fab!
Guava paste. Swoon.
Interesting ingredient the guava.
Joyce from MBC *will follow back* says
This looks good. I will try it.
Kitchen Butterfly says
They look every inch the part – deliciouso! And I have guava paste……and love oatmeal crusts! Happy 2012 – best wishes for a great year!
Carolyn Jung says
These look awesome. I bet they’d be great with quince paste, too, for the fall. 😉
I DO have guava paste! Yay!
Magic of Spice says
They look incredible! And the best part for me would be, I am the only one in the family who loves guava…wait I am showing my stingy side ;)These are really lovely!
A Canadian Foodie says
Can you make your own guava paste? Have you ever made it? I have no clue what guave tastes like.
I have not made my own guava paste before since I can find it everywhere here in Texas. You have never tasted guava? Oh Val you must give it a try!
Devaki @ weavethousandflavors says
You were not kidding – This is wonderful & easy!
GUAVA PASTE??? You’re killing me! Any idea how much I love guava?? I must go find some of that paste soon.
You rock Vianney!
chow 🙂 Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
what a wonderful recipe – easy is right and delicious… I can see why you come back to these…
will be interested in knowing how you tweaked the bean salsa, please let me know, I would love your comments and always open to your thoughts and suggestions…
I’ve only had guava in juice form and it is delicious. Your bars sound wonderful with the guava paste!
Esto sí que debe de estar delicioso!!! qué rico!!!
Lo voy a hacer !
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Those guava bars look divine!
I love the “thick slices of guava” in these bars! Yum!
delicious looking bars looks wonderful
Guava?! Sounds and looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I’d love to try this!
Heather @girlichef says
Seriously? I really HAVE to try these. Guava is one of hubby’s favorite flavors, so these would make a fantastic surprise. Soon… =)
Yummy yum yum! This I will do soon! I love guava. Thanks for the recipe 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks Mari!! Let me know if you give them a try! Have a great weekend!!
Oh, divine! I love guava, but have never eaten it in baked goods. Marvelous and so irresistible.