Thursday, June 27, 2013

Making Strawberry Oatmeal Jam Bars

I love granola bars. They are great when I need a snack or don't have time to eat breakfast in the morning. But many of them are loaded with ingredients that really aren't very healthy for you, and the ones that truly are good for you can be expensive.
These very yummy Strawberry Oatmeal Jam Bars are a perfect alternative for me instead of granola bars. They are made with healthy ingredients and are quick to make. And if you keep them in a tightly sealed container, they stay moist and delicious for a few days.

These are made with oats, honey, and brown sugar. They also taste great made with other jam flavors, like raspberry.

These only take less than forty minutes to whip up, from start to finish.

Recipe for Strawberry Oatmeal Jam Bars :


6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup strawberry jam


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8x8- inch pan.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and honey, mixing until blended.
Stir in the oats, the flours, the baking soda, and salt. Batter will be slightly sticky.
Using floured hands, press 3/4 of the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam evenly over the top. Crumble the remaining 1/4 of the batter on top.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool in the pan before slicing and serving.