Healthy, fruit-filled raspberry oat bars are made from whole-food ingredients that are perfectly portable and ready for breakfast, a mid-morning snack, or a post-workout pick-me-up.

Each bar has healthy chia seed protein, whole wheat flour fiber, plus a fruity layer nestled under a streusel-like topping – how can anyone resist? Just one of these sweet and crunchy raspberry oat bars will keep even the most hungry appetite satisfied and energized all morning long! Why buy expensive packaged breakfast bars, when it’s so easy to make these tasty treats right at home with just 10 minutes prep time!

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A Hearty Healthy Breakfast Bar

  • With just a few ingredients and some bake time, raspberry oat bars are guilt-free and always a favorite with the kids! They’re also a great recipe for baby’s first snack food!
  • These yummy bars are far superior to the sugar, preservative, and calories-laden ‘fruit bars’ at the supermarket. And since they are so easy to make, even the kids can help out!
  • Just like this yogurt bowl, raspberry oat bars are loaded with fresh, healthy ingredients and delicious flavors that are perfect to start the day with!
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Ingredients and Variations

FLOUR: Whole wheat flour not only has that extra punch of fiber but its density helps hold the other ingredients together. For gluten free raspberry oat bars, use your favorite blend and convert amounts according to the package. Stir in some Dutch-pressed cocoa in Step 2 for a chocolatey-flavored oat bar.

OATS: Old-fashioned oats (AKA rolled oats) are best for raspberry oat bars because they keep their shape and texture better than other varieties. Instant or ‘quick’ oats are fine but the bars may not be as firm.

BUTTER: Coconut oil or ghee can be used for a dairy-free oat bar.

FILLING: Choose any jam or jelly filling you like, such as this easy strawberry freezer jam! To keep it on the healthy side, choose low or no-sugar blends, like this sugar-free jam recipe. Or make your own filling using pureed bananas or frozen berries with some chia seeds added as a thickener (heat 2 cups of mashed fruit until it begins to bubble then add 2 tablespoons chia seeds. Stir and let cool before using).

SPICES: This recipe just needs a dash of cinnamon to blend all the flavors together. But a little pumpkin pie spice or even gingerbread spice mix will definitely up-level the flavors! 

ADD-INS: Add even more texture and flavor by adding in or substituting finely chopped nuts, açaí berries, or flax seeds.

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How to Make Raspberry Oat Bars

Just follow these easy instructions:

  1. Prepare the crumb mixture and press it into a prepared square baking pan, reserving ½ cup for the topping (as per recipe below).
  2. Spread jam over the top of the crumb mixture and sprinkle crumbled topping and 2 tablespoons of oats over the fruit spread.
  3. Bake until the edges are golden brown.

Cool completely before cutting.

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Storing Raspberry Oat Bars

  • Keep raspberry oat bars in a covered container in the fridge or at room temperature for about 4 days.
  • Freeze bars wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 8 weeks.
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Raspberry Oat Bars

Make oat bars with raspberry jam for a quick, easy and healthy grab-and-go breakfast or snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Author Candace

Equipment

9 inch square baking pan
large bowl

Ingredients  

  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats plus 2 Tablespoons, divided
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup honey
  • cup butter or coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup raspberry jam *, or any favorite jam or jelly

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9 inch square baking pan with parchment paper (or foil), extending over edges of pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1 cup oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add honey and butter until smooth. Measure ½ cup of crumb mixture and set aside.
  • Press remaining crumb mixture into lined pan. Top with jam and spread evenly. Sprinkle the ½ cup of crumb mixture and 2 Tablespoons of oats over the jam.
  • Bake for 28-32 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Lift the parchment or foil, and cut into squares for serving.

Notes

  • *1 cup jam would work nicely too.
  • Store oat bars in a covered container in the refrigerator, or on the counter, for about 4 days.
  • These bars freeze well wrapped individually in plastic wrap for up to 8 weeks. Perfect to grab and go.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 140 | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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