Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars {revisited}

by Megan on April 2, 2012

It’s time for a change. Maybe I need to cut my hair (ah! no!) or maybe I need to move furniture around and make a breakfast nook in my flat. Maybe I need to stop eating my lunch standing in the kitchen or doing dishes with my coat on. Maybe I need to eat charcuterie for lunch more often, or maybe I need to get ice cream every day. I’m not sure what I need right now other than a snack of the oatmeal and jam variety.

I’ve made these before, but I was just really hungry for them again. And you see how Elliot’s looking at me, down there? He was gazing because I was singing along to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. while I took these pictures.

So, if you’ve never made these, please do! And if you’ve made them before, make them again! Then sing to your puppy, contemplate change, and plan a vacation. Jeez, I’m bossy.

Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars
Recipe from Recipezaar and my Mom

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat everything together except the jam.
  3. Measure two cups of the mixture and press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Distribute jam evenly over the mixture in the dish.
  4. Take remaining mixture and sprinkle over the jam and press down lightly.
  5. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in dish for at least 20 minutes before slicing. These are delicious warm.
YAY! Cick HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

I’m serious about my love for these bars.

P.S. My friend, Jessica, is now selling giant cross-stitches like the heart one pictured. Click here to check out her shop!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

heather April 2, 2012 at 8:35 am

This post is so full of win. Delicious snackies, adorable red fox dog, giant cross stitch…

PS. I am a fan of all this!

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Megan April 2, 2012 at 9:10 am

I’m a fan of YOU! <3

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cindy April 2, 2012 at 9:03 am

charcuterie for lunch, pizza for dinner, and ice cream everyday! that would be the life, oh, and snacks in between. these bars are so pretty, that jam is like a jewel.

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Megan April 2, 2012 at 9:10 am

We just know how to live!

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Robyn April 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

i have a love for one-bowl recipes AND some homemade strawberry jam in my fridge. it’s destiny!

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Megan April 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

Robyn! It truly is meant to be! <3

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Robyn April 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

i’m back to testify that these are AMAZING! i just ate two for breakfast…i mean they have oats so it’s okay right? 😉

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Megan April 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Totally ok. I encourage it!

Laura Dembowski April 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

These look amazing; I am going to have to give them a try. I don’t blame you for posting them again. They look delicious, and sometimes a craving cannot be stopped : )

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Megan April 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

Thanks, Laura! Way to understand. 🙂

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kale @ tastes good to me! April 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I like that you’re bossy and tell me to make Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars. 🙂

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Megan April 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

🙂 I just get bossy about baked goods. ha

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NicoleD April 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

My pantry is overflowing with delicious jam and these look like just the thing to make! I just love those giant cross-stiches!

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Megan April 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Yes! It totally was meant to be. Oh, and P.S. I totally returned that scary fat free half and half! Whew. Close call.

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ileana April 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I’ve got raspberry jam in the fridge – may give this a go! I love any treats using oatmeal. Used all the strawberry jam up on a so-so tiramisu.

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Megan April 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Oh man! These would be so good with raspberry jam! I’m totally intrigued by strawberry jam in tiramisu!

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Billy April 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I’m seriously considering making these today. With a little sneaky peanut butter.

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Megan April 7, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Yes!! Peanut butter is the best idea.

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Leah April 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

These look so fantastic and perfect for breakfast or as a snack with tea!! Can’t wait to make them 🙂

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