Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

If you need a simple dessert made from ingredients you already have on hand, look no further! These are scrumptious. Next time I make them I’m going to experiment with different jams for the filling.

raspberry oatmeal bar recipe
raspberry oatmeal bar recipe

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil.

Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

(The recipe is fromĀ allrecipes.com.)


  1. Shawn

    It must be good when it gets the “Husband Seal of Approval” I can’t wait to try them. We just received a gift of home
    made jam so this will be perfect! Thanks.

  2. Emma

    i made these with apple butter and they turned out great! i added some extras to the crust (oat bran, flax seed and sesame seeds) so i needed some more butter.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Oh, thanks for sharing! I’ll have to try apple butter next. Yum.

  3. Melina

    Have made these several times already, and used fresh milled flour (organic Prairie Gold wheat berries). I can definitely say this is our favorite bar dessert. I make one pan like this (large family) with two recipes for bottom, and two for top, and one pan with an organic chocolate bar frozen and broken into chunks, sprinkled over jam layer and then the crumb topping, both pans in a large half sheet cookie pan. I also fresh mill organic chia seeds in with the base and topping mixtures, for energy, and sub organic coconut oil for one half of the fat. Incredibly tasty bars, and they please my very picky family!!! Thanks so very, very much-I consider this one of my best discoveries on Pinterest, and lovely pics by the way ;)

  4. Rachael

    These were disappointing. Lacked any excitement, dry. Would not make again. Off to search for another raspberry bar recipe.

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