Thursday, December 20, 2012

Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars

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When I first really got into baking, I used to love making bars. I still do, but I just do not make them as much any more. So, when looking for recipes that involved strawberry jam last night, I remembered seeing these bars from The Pioneer Woman. They are full of oats and strawberry jam to make a delicious bar.

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You don't have to use strawberry jam, but these tasted great with said jam. I think it might be cool to do several jams on one batch of bars so there are different flavors and colors in the same pan together. Also, this would be a great way to use any lingering leftover jars of jam in your refrigerator.

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This recipe also requires you to work butter into a flour and oat mixture. I don't know about you, but I love doing this.

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Then, you dump half of your mixture into a greased pan and press it down.

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After you smear some jam on top, sprinkle the remaining half of the mixture before baking.

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Perfect, easy, simple and so delicious!

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Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars
makes 12 bars 

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
10-13 oz. strawberry jam 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. 
Stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking power and salt. Work the butter into this mixture until combined. Press half of the mixture into the prepared pan and spread the strawberry jam on top. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the jam. 
Bake 30-40 minutes, until light brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. 

4 comments:

  1. These look fantastic! And great coincidence, I already have all the ingredients in the house. Might have to make these this weekend - thanks for the idea!!

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  2. Thanks, Amy! They are super quick to make!

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  3. My friend Cara has a similar recipe - but it's Passover friendly and a new staple in our house for Passover!

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  4. sounds delicious knowing how great this recipe is!

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