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Raspberry Oat Bars

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

Raspberry Oat Bars made with a raspberry jam 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 can indulge myself with a sweet treat all while convincing myself, it’s not all bad for me!

Okay, so they really don’t rank in the healthy area, but at least there’s oatmeal in there!  Somehow that seems to make it better in my book!

I love making these for school lunches and for road trips or just for snacking.  They are crumbly when eating, but they seem to 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!

Can I use other types of jam?

You can easily substitute any jam that you have on hand or a 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?  So many choices!

Raspberry oat bars served on a small white plate

I have also made these Applesauce Oat Bars which are very similar and just as delicious.

What is the difference between different types of oatmeal?

This recipe calls for Old Fashioned Oatmeal

  • Old Fashioned Oatmeal are also called rolled oats. These oats are thicker than quick cooking oats and hold their shape when baked in dishes.
  • Quick Cooking Oats are thinner than old fashioned oats. 
  • Instant Oats have been precooked and then dried. This is the type of oatmeal you find in single packets that you just add hot water.

Raspberry oat bars served with a glass of milk.

What ingredient do I need to make Raspberry Oat Bars?

  • Flour
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Raspberry Jam

How do I make Raspberry Oat Bars?

  • 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.

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5 from 2 votes
Raspberry oat bars are made easy with raspberry jam as the filling!
Raspberry Oat Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Quick snack bars made with raspberry jam.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy snack recipe, oat bars, rapberry oatmeal bars, raspberry jam
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 405 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 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 or your favorite jam
  • 1/3 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal for topping
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray a 9x13 glass baking dish.
  2. In a food processor, put flour, oatmeal, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pulse until all ingredients are combined.

  3. Set one cup aside.
  4. Pour remaining mixture into baking dish. Pat down to bottom and sides of dish.
  5. Spread jam across dry mixture.
  6. With the remaining oat mixture, add 1/3 cup oatmeal. This adds a bit more texture to the topping. Sprinkle over jam.

  7. Bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes.
  8. Let cool before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Oat Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 153mg 6%
Potassium 98mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 36g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma Baking Book

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Fred G
    December 6, 2018 at 6:22 am


    Great idea to add raspberries

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    June 16, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    These look great!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 16, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks, Sabrina!

  • Reply
    Annie @ The Garlic Diaries
    April 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm


    These bars look so yummy! I would love to grab one of these for breakfast…or dinner…or right now ;).

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 9, 2015 at 4:33 am

      They are well worth making for they are very yummy!

  • Reply
    Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
    April 8, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    These look yummy. Perfect for putting into the kids lunch boxes as a treat.

    And I agree, oats are good for you and jam is made with fruit…so I totally class these as healthy 😉 No? Going to tell myself that whilst I eat them anyway! 😉

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      We do think totally alike!

  • Reply
    Laura
    April 8, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Raspberries and oats, you can beat that flavor combo. I really think the oats make this healthy, oats!! Must be. Cookie bars are the best too, these look so chewy and scrumptious!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 8, 2015 at 4:45 am

      I seem to like raspberries in just about everything!

  • Reply
    Cecilia
    April 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    What a great idea! I love raspberries, and I have to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      I hope you give them a try! Thanks, Cecillia.

  • Reply
    Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    April 7, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I am a big fan of crumb and oat bars! Love the raspberry jame! They look delicious!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
    April 7, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Kathy – Wow. These look delicious. I’m a huge fan of jammy bars! I bet these are filling and totally satisfy the sweet teeth!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 7, 2015 at 4:53 am

      Thanks, Erin! They are delicious and so easy to make!

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