These berry oat bars are filled with a raspberry-jam filling, I used apple butter as the jam because that’s what I had on hand, but you can use whatever kind of jam and berry combination you like. This can be served at room temperature or chilled, it’s chewier that way.
Berry Oatmeal Bars
Yield 16 bars
For the dough:
- 1 1/2 cups (195g) all purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 cup (230g) unsalted Butter at room temperature
- 1 cup (200g) Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 cups (150g) rolled Oats
For the Filling:
- 12oz (340g) fresh or frozen Berries (I used raspberries)
- 2/3 cup (100g) Jam of your choice (I used apple butter)
- 2 tbsp all purpose Flour
Optional - For the Topping:
- 1/3 cup Nuts of your choice (I used raw pistachios)
Tools: 9x9 inch square baking dish, large bowl, medium bowl, silicon spatula
- Preheat oven to 350ºF(180ºC) without the fan/ventilator. Butter a 9x9 inch square baking dish, line with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl mix flour and baking soda, set aside. (If you like you can add 1/2 a tsp of cinnamon)
- In a large bowl combine butter, sugar and salt. Whisk until creamy. Add in flour mixture and oats, fold in completely, you will have a crumbly dough. Spread half of your dough on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes, cool until slightly warm or room temperature.
- Mix all of the filling ingredients together in a bowl and spread on baked dough, crumble on remaining raw dough on top, evenly. Sprinkle on the nuts. Bake for another 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown on top, mine took exactly 45 minutes.
- Cool down completely in pan, then cut up into 16 squares (you can chill it for 2 hours before slicing for cleaner cuts). Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 6 days.
- If you want you can double the recipe and make it in a 9x13 inch pan, just add an additional 10-15 minutes of baking time.
Courses Breakfast, Dessert
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 89 mg
Total Carbohydrates 37 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 20 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.