6.20.2014

bars for breakfast

Jam? Oatmeal? Today's recipe isn't a dessert, it is practically breakfast since it has both jam and oatmeal. Sean gave me the idea actually because I made this at 8pm and I caught him cutting a piece the next morning so sure why not these jam bars are a breakfast food. One of the easiest bar recipes you can make and you can use whatever jam you have on hand or whatever fruit is your favorite. I did do a lemon/powdered sugar glaze on top of these, which then maybe makes them more dessert than breakfast but dessert is great anytime right? 

These jam bars are a nice and easy recipe and aren't they the best kind? Just a few ingredients, throw them into a mixer, give it a good stir, press the crust into a pan, put a layer of jam and then sprinkle the rest of the crust bottom on it, bake then eat.

Gather together your ingredients. You need: 1/2 cup butter, room temperature, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup old fashioned oats, 1 cup jam whatever fruit you like best. You don't have to but I made a lemon glaze which is the juice of half a lemon and powdered sugar was added until it was the consistency of a paste.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In your mixer, cream the butter and then add the brown sugar (I didn't have any brown sugar so I substituted white sugar) until the ingredients are light and fluffy.



 Add in the flour and baking soda. 

Finally add in the oatmeal. Press a little over half of the crust mixture on a 8X8 pan. 

Spread the jam over the crust then sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on top of the jam.
 (I added chopped pecans to the top layer, after I pushed the bottom layer into the pan, I turned the mixer back on and mixed the pecans into the remaining part of the crust.) 




Bake the bars for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. I allowed the bars to cool slightly before I put the lemon glaze. I drizzled the lemon glaze with a spoon over the bars. 



Then cut, eat and enjoy!


26 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

They look delicious. And yes, I can see eating them for breakfast!!

BLovedBoston said...

These look so good - just need to get a good mixer and then I'm going to make these!!

birdie to be said...

These look amazing!

TheTinyHeart said...

Yum, these look delicious!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Emily {All You Need is Love} said...

Wow these look amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

Heather said...

Mmm! These sound yummy!

Pamela said...

Man, this looks so good!

brooke lyn said...

oh yum! i always forget the power of jam

MakeMeUpMia said...

Holy cow, I would LOVE one of these right now.

Shelby H. said...

Ummm can you please make me a batch? My weak arm would wear out much too quickly sans stand mixer hah. These look amaze! Have a great weekend!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Oh yeah I could definitely go for one of these right now!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Oh my! Those look amazing and simple enough for me to handle. Definitely adding this recipe to the to-do list!

Lauren said...

these look delicious! I'm thinking these would be good anytime!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Ohhhhhh my! These look HEAVENLY!

Mree said...

Those look soo good!! I'm gonna try and make them. Thanks for posting about them.

Best, Mree

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

Oh my goodness! Those look delicious!! I'm totally going to try them. Thanks!

Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

Yum! Those look delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa Loves John said...

Girlfriend!! These look amazingg!!! I am SO going to make these!

Megan said...

Yum that looks amazing! I'm going to try and make it this weekend!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oh yes, these look SO good! Will definitely be trying soon. Thank you for sharing!

Your Beauty Fix said...

These looks so yummy! I'd actually have breakfast for once if I made these lol

Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

These look delicious!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

OMG these look absolutely amazing!! YUM!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

yum! i am getting soo hungry now!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Tami said...

I've never made any type of bars before! these look amazing (and maybe easy enough to not mess them up)

Tiara Wasner said...

I'm seriously impressed and inspired right now!