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Raspberry Oat Bars

May 8, 2020 (Last Updated: September 4, 2020)

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Raspberry Oat Bars made with a raspberry jam filling. This easy to make dessert is made with oatmeal, butter, brown sugar and raspberry jam and makes a delicious treat!

Oat bars with a raspberry filling.

These raspberry oat bars are a cross between a granola bar and a cookie. They have a delightfully crumbly oat crust and topping and a sweet raspberry filling. 

I love making these for school lunches and for road trips or just for snacking.  They are crumbly when eating, but they pack well in a container.  They also stay fresh tasting for several days.

Raspberry oat bars are made easy with raspberry jam as the filling!

I love making these oatmeal bars whenever I crave something a little sweet. 

These raspberry oat bars come together quickly and are made with raspberry jam! All you do is throw everything but the jam in a food processor and then put it directly in a pan.  You add the jam, more topping and then bake.  That’s it!

To Make with a food processor

  1. Place oats, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a food processor
  2. Mix until combined
  3. Reserve 1 cup and pour remaining mixture into a greased 9 x 13″ baking dish
    A food processor filled with butter and brown sugar.1
    Ground flour, butter and sugar held in one hand.2
    Flour and oat mixture in a food processor bowl.2
    Crust being formed into a glass baking dish.3



  4. Add raspberry jam
  5. Add reserved topping and then sprinkle with remaining oats
  6. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 40 minutes
  7. Allow oat bars to cool then slice and serve
    Raspberry jam spread over a flour and oat crust.4
    Baked raspberry bars in a glass casserole dish.6
    A measuring cup pouring oats on top of a crust.5
    Raspberry bars in a pan with one slice removed.7

To make without a food processor

  1. Place flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
  2. Use very soft butter, not melted, and cut into small pieces. Add to bowl.
  3. Using an electric mixer, mix on low just until all ingredients are combined. Mixture should look dry and crumbly.

Can I use other types of jam?

You can easily substitute any jam that you have on hand or use one that is more to your liking.  I think these would be delicious with apricot jam, or maybe blackberry jam, or what about apple butter?  I have a similar dessert with applesauce in the applesauce oat bars and with blueberries in these blueberry bars

A snack bar topped with oatmeal on a white plate.

Can you freeze these bars?

Yes, these raspberry oat bars freeze well. Allow bars to fully cool. Freeze bars in casserole dish or remove to another hard container. These won’t freeze well in a plastic bag because the bars are soft and crumbly. 

What kind of oats do I use?

This recipe calls for Old Fashioned Oatmeal. I like the texture of these oats. You could also use instant oats if that’s all you have in your pantry. 

Raspberry oat bars served with a glass of milk.


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Raspberry oat bars are made easy with raspberry jam as the filling!

Raspberry Oat Bars

Quick snack bars made with raspberry jam.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 bars
Calories 324 kcal


  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (not quick cooking)
  • 1 Cup butter (softened and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 Cups raspberry jam
  • 1/3 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (for topping)


  • Lightly spray a 9x13 glass baking dish.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a food processor, put flour, oatmeal, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pulse until all ingredients are combined.
  • Set one cup aside.
  • Pour remaining mixture into baking dish. Pat down to bottom and sides of dish.
  • Spread jam across dry mixture.
  • With the remaining oat mixture, add 1/3 cup oatmeal. This adds a bit more texture to the topping. Sprinkle over jam.
  • Bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes.
  • Let cool before cutting and serving.



  • May substitute raspberry jam for you favorite type of jam
  • Bars may be frozen after they are fully cooled. 
  • If you don't have a food processor, the crust can be made by using very soft, not melted, butter and mixing with an electric mixer on low speed. 


Serving: 1barCalories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 378IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jam Bars, oat bars, rapberry oatmeal bars
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This recipe was originally posted in April of 2015. The pictures and post have been updated.

Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma Baking Book

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  • Reply
    December 30, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    5 stars
    I made these yesterday with some “cranberry jam” we were gifted, and it turned out so good! I did half whole wheat flour and half regular to try to balance out the sugar in the jam. They are quite crumbly but tasted great and mostly held together as bars. I will definitely be making these again! Thanks!

    • Reply
      December 31, 2020 at 4:56 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 15, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    5 stars
    Made these using the blackberry jam you have posted on your site! They were so delicious! The jam is excellent on everything but these bars are exceptional!

    • Reply
      August 16, 2020 at 6:27 am

      Hi Christine,
      Thanks so much! These bars are one of our favorites and using homemade blackberry jam is a perfect idea!
      Thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    May 15, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    5 stars
    I always like baking with oats and I love raspberries. I would love these for breakfast. 🙂 ~Valentina

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    David @ Spiced
    May 11, 2020 at 5:13 am

    5 stars
    I love baking with oats! They add such a unique and delicious flavor to all sorts of baked goods. We’re craving summer berries like you wouldn’t believe right now. I know this recipe uses jam, but I think that’s a perfect stand-in until we finally get good quality raspberries here (that’ll be mid-late summer). I know Robbie would be ALL in on these bars, too. Maybe we’ll have to make a batch soon! Happy belated Mother’s Day, Kathy!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    May 9, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    5 stars
    Perfect as a breakfast with my morning coffee or for afternoon snacking Kathy. Delicious!

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    May 8, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    5 stars
    So delicious – I think I would have to make a double batch, they look amazing!! I love raspberry so much.

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    May 8, 2020 at 5:49 am

    5 stars
    What a lovely combination of flavours! And so great that they freeze well…though, I’m not quite sure they’d last long enough to make it to the freezer 😉 Pinned! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend 🙂

    • Reply
      May 8, 2020 at 6:04 am

      They don’t usually last to make it to our freezer either!

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