Guava “newton” crumble bars

I forced myself to clean out my pantry cabinet today. One of the items in there that I’ve been meaning to use is a Goya guava can. I bought it a year or so back after reading a book which shared that guava is super good for you. Naturally the closest thing to fresh guava which I could source is canned guava from my local supermarket. Ok! I will take it.

I needed to find something relatively goof-free and tasty to make so after some googling around, I located the recipe from . I followed it as best as I could with ingredients, but did make adjustments based on whatever I actually had on hand:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 ts baking soda
  • 1/4 ts salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 cup rolled oats cereal
  • 21 ounces guava paste
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

I baked for about 30 minutes on 350°.

Mixing the “dough” using food processor with dough blade.

First layer of dough patted down.

Guava paste removed from the can onto a cutting board getting ready to be sliced.

Guava slices with second layer of dough on top. Crumble is ready for the oven!

I’m going to bring in this thing to work and treat my coworkers, but I couldn’t really help myself so I snuck a tiny sliver to taste tonight. It was pretty delicious! It tasted really awesome with the crumbly texture, not too sweet dough  and sweet guava paste. It is reminiscent of a fig Newtons cookie instead with guava and much more interesting texture. I would make this recipe again!

Guava newton crumble fresh out of the oven!