Make these Oatmeal Bars with whatever type of jam, dried fruit and nuts you have on hand. They’re perfect for bake sales, gifting, and even breakfast.

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These Oatmeal Bars make a cozy snack!

These Oatmeal Jam Bars kind of have it all. They’re super easy to make. They’re a cozy sweet treat that is also filled with good-for-your gut fiber.

They’re great for bake sales and gifting. They freeze well. They’re delicious at any time of day.

They’re fun to make with kids. They’re adaptable for all seasons and any type of jam, dried fruit and nut you have on hand.

I cannot say enough good things about this recipe, because it really is that great!

Why you’ll love this Oatmeal Bars Recipe

  • A sweet treat for dessert that also has a ton of fiber!
  • The base recipe is suitable for all seasons. Make it with strawberry preserves in the summer, or orange marmalade in the winter.
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Ingredients for Baked Oatmeal Bars

  • flour – serves as the main dry ingredient, contributing the structure of the bars.
  • light brown sugar – sweetens the bars and contributes to a chewy texture.
  • baking soda – the leavening agent.
  • ground cinnamon and ginger – provide a warm and aromatic flavor.
  • salt – just a little bit balances the sweetness.
  • old-fashioned rolled oats – provide a hearty and chewy consistency.
  • pecans – add a nutty crunch.
  • unsalted butter – moistens the bars and binds the dry ingredients together.
  • egg – helps provide structure and holds the ingredients together.
  • vanilla extract – enhances the overall flavor.
  • nonstick cooking spray – for preventing the bars from sticking to the baking dish.
  • blueberry jam – adds a sweet and fruity layer to the bars.
  • dried blueberries – these provide an additional burst of concentrated fruit flavor. You can also use currants, raisins, or dried cranberries.

‌How to make Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

1. PREP. Preheat your oven, and line the bottom and sides of a baking pan with parchment paper, then spray the parchment with cooking spray.

2. STIR. Stir together the jam and dried blueberries.

3. WHISK. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Stir in the oats and pecans, then stir in the butter, egg and vanilla.

4. BAKE. Press half of the oat mixture in the pan, spread it with all of the jam mixture, then sprinkle the rest of the oat mixture over the jam. Bake until light golden brown, then allow to cool for 1 hour before cutting.

Oatmeal Bar Recipe variations

  • JAM – If you’re not into blueberry jam, you can choose another type of jam. Raspberry preserves, apricot preserves, orange marmalade or even grape jelly are all great here.
  • DRIED FRUIT – You can also use currants, raisins, dried cranberries or cherries, or chopped dried apricots.
  • NUTS – You can use any type of nut you prefer, it doesn’t have to be pecans. Walnuts and almonds are also great options.

Oatmeal Bar Home Chef Tips

  • Allowing the bars to cool completely is the only way to get clean slices. Don’t skip it!
  • Don’t overmix the batter, as it can lead to denser bars. Aim for a uniform but gently mixed batter.

How to store Oatmeal Jam Bars

Store cooled oatmeal jam bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

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Pecan Oatmeal Bars

Make these Oatmeal Bars with whatever type of jam, dried fruit and nuts you have on hand. They’re perfect for bake sales, gifting, and even breakfast.
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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 jar blueberry jam 10 ounce
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries or currants
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ¾ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted 1 cup
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottom and sides of 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper; lightly spray parchment with cooking spray.
  • In small bowl, stir together jam and dried blueberries.
  • In large bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt until well combined. Stir in oats and pecans. Add butter, egg and vanilla; stir until well combined.
  • Press half of oat mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Evenly spread jam mixture over oats. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over jam; lightly press to flatten and cover jam. Transfer to oven and bake 32 to 34 minutes or until light golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack and cool 1 hour before cutting and serving.
Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 108mg, Potassium: 96mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 297IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg
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