Oatmeal Jam Bars

There is nothing like a layer of oatmeal cookie sandwiching a layer of jam, whatever your favorite type of jam. This recipe is super simple and when I served these at bible study last week, the guys couldn't stop eating them. I think that is a compliment for sure and a sign you must make these bars. Also these bars remember me of the thumbprint cookies my mom would make for Christmas each year, and it was featured during my Christmas cookie week.
 The recipe is a The Pioneer Woman Cooks and she uses apricot jam but I had a jar of blackberry jam so that is what I used.
Also since this recipe has oatmeal in it, can it be a breakfast food? I absolutely think it is!



First, gather together your ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 3/4 stick butter, 1 jar (10-12 ounces) of your favorite jam. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In your mixing bowl, combine the flour, the oats, the brown sugar and the baking soda. Mix the ingredients together well before you add the butter.



Cube up your butter and then add the cubes into the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl. 




Mix the ingredients together until the mixture looks crumbly and resembles sand. In a greased square pan, press 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom. 

Spread the entire jar of jam onto the oatmeal layer. 

With the remaining 1/3 of the oatmeal, sprinkle it over the jam layer. 


Bake the bars for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. 

Let the bars cool, then cut, serve, eat and enjoy!


27 comments:

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

YUM!!!!!!! And I would TOTALLY prefer blackberry jam! :-)

Liz Brown said...

I'm pinning this recipe. It looks great and not toooo sweet.

Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes said...

These look delicious! Perfect for a spring picnic! I hope all is well Meg, and that your having a wonderful week so far!

Kelli Herrington said...

These look so good. Cant wait to try it.

Sarah said...

These look so good and I KNOW my little one would go crazy for them too. Yum!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Yumm - these looks sooo good!! I must try this recipe soon!!

Olga said...

This looks soo good and easy to make. Perfect for someone inexperienced in the kitchen like me!

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Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! Yum! These would be perfect with my grandmothers homemade jam!

Kira said...

Yum, those sound great and I know I would never have thought of doing that.

Lauren said...

I've never seen these before but they look sooo good!!

CALLIE said...

I believe we just had these in "raspberry" at work... They were delish!!!!

Stephanie said...

This would be a perfect afternoon snack for me today :)

Krysta said...

They look beautiful, Meg.

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I've never heard of anything like this. They sound delicious!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I have all this at home right now - I must make! I'm always running out the door in the morning and this would be a great thing to have for breakfast!

Allison said...

I made these the other day after they were on her show! I used strawberry jam. :) Delish!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Those look so yummy!

Kristin said...

Can you bring a batch of those over pretty please? Haha!

Anna Elder said...

Those look delicious! I love oatmeal, and I think because it has oatmeal AND jam it definitely qualifies as a breakfast.

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I always prefer this kind of sweet treat over a chocolate-y one. Can't wait to try these!

REBrown said...

These look great! I made something similar with raspberry jam and it was amazing.

Jessica Polley said...

Hm - I might try these with some homemade blueberry or strawberry jam I have saved in my freezer. Love the pioneer woman. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Meg these look so good!! Gooey and tasty--everything a yummy bar should be

Lyndsey said...

And now I am hungry!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Meg, these look so good! Glad you posted pictures, because I was reading the directions thinking it sounded so hard. But, then the pictures made it look very do able! THanks for sharing!

Giovanna said...

These look yummy! I'm going to have to try them out!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Johanna said...

Those look delicioso! Where do you find the majority of your recipes?