Raspberry Oat Bars

Raspberry Oat Bars
Steve Legato


  •   Cooking spray
  • 1 Cup  rolled oats
  • 1/2 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  salt
  • 3 Tablespoons  brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup  granulated no-calorie sweetener (6 packets)
  • 1/3 Cup  butter, softened
  • 1 Cup  sugar-free raspberry jam

This simple recipe combines the goodness of hearty oats, the sweetness of raspberry, and the scent of cinnamon to tie it all together. One batch can serve a crowd or be parceled out through the week as an after-school snack or a better-for-you dessert. If you prefer, you can substitute another fruit jam flavor.


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, sweetener, and butter until the mixture starts to come together. Increase the speed to medium and continue mixing until the butter is fully incorporated and the mixture forms a coarse crumb.

Press two-thirds of the crumb mixture into the prepared pan. Spread the jam onto the crust. Sprinkle the rest of oat mixture on top of jam.

Bake until the edges are golden brown, for 25-30 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut 5 times across and 3 lengthwise for 15 squares.


Note: Did you know that oats in all forms are equally nutritious? Steel cut, old-fashioned (rolled), quick-cooking, and instant oats are all whole-grain oats. Their appearance differs — i.e., how they are cut or rolled — and that affects texture and cooking time, but not nutritional value.


Calories per serving:

141 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 68g 104%
  • Carbs 363g 121%
  • Saturated 40g 200%
  • Fiber 15g 59%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 195g
  • Monounsaturated 18g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 19g 38%
  • Cholesterol 163mg 54%
  • Sodium 418mg 17%
  • Calcium 194mg 19%
  • Magnesium 145mg 36%
  • Potassium 688mg 20%
  • Iron 8mg 47%
  • Zinc 4mg 25%
  • Phosphorus 481mg 69%
  • Vitamin A 518µg 58%
  • Vitamin C 28mg 46%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 61%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 41%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 24%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 178µg 44%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin K 8µg 10%
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