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Raspberry Jam Oat Bars

Whole Wheat Raspberry Jam Oat Bars

Hi Friends!  If you hadn’t noticed, I have been taking a little break from my website lately. With everything that has gone on in my life with moving across the county and settling into a new routine, I found that I was struggling to come up with creative ideas for this little website. Then I realized all I wanted to do was be with my kids and help them through the transition. It was the best decision I ever made. I took a break from the internet world and gave 100% attention to everything else. The good news is, I never felt guilty about it. I knew I would be back when I was ready. Then one day M asked me to make raspberry bars for her. I hadn’t made these in years.

I decided to seize the opportunity, wipe the dust off my DLSR and snap photos of the little creation we made together. I was fun takes pics again after a much needed break. I even suggested we use a different type of jam (like peach), but they wanted nothing to do with it.

Whole Wheat Raspberry Jam Oat Bars! Delicious & easy one pan bars!

 My family is very picky about what type of jam they eat. I’ve bought every fruit jam out there, but they MUST have raspberry. Every time I try to sneak a different kind in the mix they always moan and want their raspberry jam.

The good thing about these bars is you can use any type of jam you like.

Whole Wheat Rasp Jam Oat Bars

These one pan bar are simple and delicious! They make for the perfect little lunch box treat 🙂

Raspberry Jam Oat Bars


  • 1 1/3 whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups quick oats, such as Quaker
  • 1 cup raspberry jam


Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer or food processor, place flour,oats, sugar, salt, baking soda, and butter. Pulse several time until mixture is combined and a crumbly dough forms. Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Press 2/3 of the dough firmly into the pan. Next spread the jam evenly over the crust. Then sprinkle the remaining dough evenly over the jam.

Bake for about 20 minutes then cool completely… this will take a few house. Cut into 2×2 inch squares and enjoy!


8 Responses

  1. Amelia said on May 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    We make a similar version of these during the holiday season. I love them! They are really good made with homemade date paste too!

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on May 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Yum! Homemade date paste sounds like the perfect additions! Must try soon!!

  3. Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet said on May 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Glad you’re back and glad you made these scrumptious looking bars.

  4. Estela - Weekly Bite said on May 15, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Thanks Lynn 🙂

  5. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on May 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Yummy! Hope the move went well, nice to have you back!

  6. Estela - Weekly Bite said on May 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you Emily 🙂

  7. JillR said on May 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Looks delicious! Oats are included in the ingredients but not in the instructions- are they added to the blender with the rest of the ingredients? Thank you!

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on May 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Hi Jill! Thank you for catching that mistake! Yes, the oats are including in blender with the rest of the ingredients 🙂 Thanks again!