Raspberry Oat Bars

Raspberry Oat Bars
Staff Writer
Raspberry Oat Bars

Steve Legato

Raspberry Oat Bars

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.

Notes

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.

Directions

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

123 kcal

Daily value:

6%

Servings:

15
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 16 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 6 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 70 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 21 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 2 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 26 mg
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Choline, total 9 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 20 µg
  • Folate, food 5 µg
  • Folate, total 15 µg
  • Folic acid 10 µg
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 11 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 17 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 55 mg
  • Potassium, K 77 mg
  • Retinol 21 µg
  • Selenium, Se 3 µg
  • Sodium, Na 130 mg
  • Starch 3 g
  • Sucrose 1 g
  • Sugars, total 6 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Water 20 g
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