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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Feel free to try this recipe with different jams (blueberry and apricot work well). You can also add 1/2 cup nuts to the batter for extra protein and energy on long hikes.



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1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
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1 tsp. ground cinnamon
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½ tsp. baking soda
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¼ tsp. salt
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1 cup light brown sugar
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½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
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1 large egg
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1 tsp. vanilla extract
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½ tsp. almond extract
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2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, divided
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1 cup raspberry jam


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.

3. Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla and almond extracts until smooth. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix until combined. Stir in 13/4 cups oats. Spread 2/3 of batter on bottom of prepared baking dish. Spread raspberry jam over the batter with back of spoon.

4. Add remaining 1/4 cup oats to remaining batter. Crumble over top of raspberry jam. Bake 30 minutes, or until golden. Cool, then cut into bars.

Nutrition Information: 

3 g
Total Fat: 
7 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
41 g
28 mg
85 mg
1 g
26 g
Makes 16 bars

Comments on this Recipe

Wow! I'll be making these this week for the grandkids!

Super easy to make, and fantastically delicious!!!! I've made them a few times and given some to friends, they loved them and keep asking for more!

Yuuummm! For some added nutrition, I used whole grain flour, added some ground flax seed, and only used about 1/2 c. of raspberry jam, plus about a 1/4 c. agave nectar squeezed over the jam! This recipe is definitely a new favorite!

Wow, these are delicious!! I will definitely be making these often. I will add ground flax seed and nuts, next time for the added nutrients. I love these!!

I may have been converted to the pro-raspberry side with this recipe. I never thought I liked raspberries, but these bars are great. The oatmeal gives a nice chewiness. Mine were a little mushy in the middle, but still good. Thanks VT!

Do you have to use jam? I would like to use dried cranberries and sunflower seeds instead.

I've made this recipe several times and it's always been a big hit. I use the fresh raspberry jam from Trader Joe's.

I took these on a picnic and came home with an empty container! So tasty! I will be making these again!

I used blueberry preserves instead of raspberry jam, but these bars were delicious. The whole family loved them and they disappeared quickly. I made them again when we had guests and they were a huge hit at breakfast. I love this recipe and will likely use it multiple times. :)

The children and I made these Sunday! They were delicious! My son wants some next month @his 5th bday party LOL! I used applesauce instead of eggs in this recipe,substituted blueberry jam and added pecans in the crumble. I have big plans for this recipe. Im gonna tweek it more to make it dairy free and add some dark chocolate to the batter next time to give it a more "mature" taste. Thank you!