Looking for a way to turn pears into something more … fun? These pear oat bars are soft and sweet and a great way to fancy up our one and only fruity FAILSAFE treat.

On today’s episode of what the heck can I make with pears, I bring you Pear Oat Bars.

I used to make oat bars often, but they were always with some kind of berries (strawberry was a favorite). So when I came across my old recipe it was like a lightbulb went off and I realized I could *also* make them with pear. How’s that for a fun little twist down food memory lane.

The problem with food memories is that they are often hard to replicate. Either because the food is actually not as good as you remember it to be or the memory attached to it is what really makes it special and not the food itself.

I was willing to give it a shot, though. So I grabbed a stash of pears, got out the remaining ingredients, and got to baking. They definitely smelled delicious while baking and looked exactly like the strawberry version that I knew and loved.

Once they cooled down, the entire family got to sample the fruits of labor. The husband wasn’t thrilled with them. The kids were a bit on the fence. I, on the other hand, thought they were delicious … and a little less sweet than I remembered.

Oh well, you can’t win them all. But you can certainly come close.

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Rest Time 10 min Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 12


Looking for a way to turn pears into something more … fun? These pear oat bars are a soft and sweet and a great way to fancy up our one and only fruity treat.



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Grease a 7 x 11 inch pan and set aside.

  2. Combine shortening or butter and brown sugar and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until fully incorporated. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Stir in the oats and the water by hand. Press half of batter into the greased pan and set aside the rest.

  3. In another bowl mix together the pears and 1/4 cup sugar. Spread the pears over the first layer of batter in pan. Top with remaining oat batter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  4. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.4g15%
Saturated Fat 2.7g14%
Sodium 56mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugars 15.7g
Protein 3.1g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, and low salicylate. 

Keywords: pears, oats, dessert, bars

Emily @ My Failsafe Life

Diving feet first into a FAILSAFE diet after years of struggling with digestive issues and feeling like crap.

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