Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars




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Introduction Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars are a delightful treat that combines the wholesome goodness of oats with the sweet and tangy flavor of raspberry jam. These bars are easy to make and perfect for a quick snack or a simple dessert that the whole family will love.

Why Make This Recipe If you’re looking for a fuss-free recipe that’s both delicious and satisfying, Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars are the way to go. With minimal ingredients and simple instructions, you can whip up a batch of these bars in no time to enjoy at any time of the day.

How to Make Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (90 g) old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup (100 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup (240 g) raspberry jam

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Pour the melted butter over the dry ingredients. Use a fork or pastry cutter to mix until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  4. Firmly press ⅔ of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  5. Spread the raspberry jam evenly on top of the crust. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the jam layer.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Let it cool before cutting into bars.

How to Serve Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars Serve these bars either warm or at room temperature. They are great on their own as a snack or dessert, or you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

How to Store Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to 1 week. You can also freeze the bars for up to 3 months.

Tips to Make Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

  • Ensure the butter is fully melted before mixing it with the dry ingredients to achieve a crumbly texture.
  • Press the oat mixture firmly into the pan to create a solid base for the bars.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting to ensure clean slices.

Variation (If Any) For a different flavor, you can swap the raspberry jam for strawberry, blueberry, or apricot jam.

FAQs

  1. Can I use quick oats instead of old-fashioned oats? Yes, you can use quick oats, but the texture may be slightly different.
  2. Can I use a different fruit jam? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite fruit jams for a unique twist.
  3. Can I add nuts to the oatmeal mixture? Yes, you can add chopped nuts such as almonds or walnuts for extra crunch and flavor.

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