Happy Wednesday Framers!
Looking for a healthy treat?
These Raspberry Oat Squares are so delicious and healthy thanks to the 100% whole grain crust and low sugar filling. These bars also freeze well, so whip up a batch this week and stock up for your holiday parties and goodie giving. Happy baking!!
Raspberry Oat Squares
- 1 1/2 cup Rolled oats
- 1 cup Whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar (You can also try a sugar substitute such as stevia)
- 1 chia egg (1 tablespoon of chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 5 minutes)
- 1/2 cup Butter (Vegan friends can use earth balance)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
1 Jar Low Sugar/Reduced Sugar Raspberry Jam (You can use any flavor of jam!)
Step 1 Preheat oven to 350.Line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper.Mix the chia egg (1 tablespoon of chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of water) and set aside
Step 2 In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
Step 3 In a small bowl, melt the butter (earth balance) in the microwave.Add the remaining wet ingredients (maple syrup, almond milk and chia egg). Stir together
Step 4 Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture for your crust and press the remaining dough into your lined 9 x 9 pan.Press down the dough to make a nice thick crust.
Step 5 Spoon your raspberry jam (or favorite flavor jam) on top of the crust. Spread out evenly.
Step 6 Take the remaining 1/2 cup or oat mixture and sprinkle on top of the filling. Don’t worry about it being perfect.
Step 7 Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.Allow to cool, place in the fridge and then cut into bars.
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