Blueberry & Pecan Oatmeal Bars

Blueberry-Pecan Oatmeal Bars - Oatmeal and pecan bars layered with blueberry jam. Perfect for breakfast, dessert or a bake sale! |

You know that episode of Friends where Joey is obsessed with jam? As in, his mom used to drop him off at the movies with a jar of jam and a spoon? That’s pretty much my husband. Jeff is a jam fanatic, so it’s rare to have an untouched jar of jam in my house that I can use for baking. But I outsmarted him this time!

Mitten Crate December 2014 |

The December Mitten Crate arrived boasting a bounty of Michigan-made products, including:

When I saw the jam, I made sure to hide it away so that I could make a batch of these Blueberry-Pecan Oatmeal Bars. Eat them for breakfast, take them to a bake sale, or just curl up under a blanket with them.

Blueberry-Pecan Oatmeal Bars - Oatmeal and pecan bars layered with blueberry jam. Perfect for breakfast, dessert or a bake sale! |

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Blueberry & Pecan Oatmeal Bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar Slow Jams Blueberry Lavendar Jam
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries or currants
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-3/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. 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.
  2. In small bowl, stir together jam and dried blueberries.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis.

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