raspberry-oatmeal bars

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IdGirl25 avatar
By Brandi Kirkpatrick
from Burley, ID

I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. I followed some suggestions made there and came up with a few tweaks of my own. I replaced 1/2 the butter from the original recipe with applesauce, added whole wheat flour, cinnamon, SimplyFruit jam, extract and fresh berries.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For raspberry-oatmeal bars

  • CRUST
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • FILLING
  • 3/4 cup simply fruit raspberry jam (seedless if you prefer)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, cleaned and dry
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla/almond extract
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How To Make raspberry-oatmeal bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F (175 degrees C). Using an 8 inch square pan, line with foil and grease with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl combine brown sugar, flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and rolled oats. Blend in the butter to form a crumbly mixture (I use hand/standing mixer for this). Press 1-1/2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • 3
    In a microwave safe bowl, warm jam to spreading consistency. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla/almond extract, mix well. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge (this is important so it doesn't burn). Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.
  • 4
    Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.
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