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Raspberry Oat Bars

May 8, 2020 (Last Updated: May 15, 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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A slice of a raspberry oat bar on a white plate.

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

Raspberry Oat Bars

Kathy
Quick snack bars made with raspberry jam.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 bars
Calories 324 kcal

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
  • 1/3 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (for topping)

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Video

Notes

  • 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. 

Nutrition

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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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Ali
    August 9, 2019 at 8:42 am

    5 stars
    Is 405 cals for entire batch or per square?!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 9, 2019 at 9:29 am

      Hi Ali, I cut these treat into 12 pieces. The calorie count is for 1 piece. I have updated the recipe card to better reflect that information. Thanks for asking and enjoy!

  • Reply
    Liz
    June 21, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Hello, I tried this recipe and they were great! Have you tried freezing them? I have a whole bunch of fresh raspberries and I’m madly baking and freezing stuff, do you think these would be good for that?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 22, 2019 at 5:14 am

      Hi Liz,
      I freeze a lot of baked goods, but I have not tried freezing these bars. I guess they just don’t last long enough and I’ve never made more than one batch at a time.

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

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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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