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Oatmeal Jam Bars

Servings: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Hearty whole wheat and oatmeal crumb bars filled with jam. A simple dessert or snack!
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  • ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (75 grams)
  • cup all-purpose flour (80 grams)
  • cup whole wheat flour (75 grams)
  • cup packed light or dark brown sugar (70 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 6 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature (170 grams)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter , at room temperature (56 grams)
  • ¾ cup seedless jam , such as strawberry (275 grams, about a 10 oz jar)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil.
  • In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and lemon zest.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Add the oat mixture and mix just until it forms a crumbly dough.
  • Reserve 1 cup of the dough for the topping and set aside. Press remaining dough into the prepared pan. Bake until set and just appears to turn brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Combine jam and lemon juice and spread on top of the hot crust. Scatter remaining dough on top of jam. Bake until topping is golden, about 15-20 minutes more. Let cool completely, then slice into bars.


Calories: 174kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 71mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 231IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Annalise

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