These delicious gluten-free, vegan raspberry jam oatmeal bars are one of my husband’s favorite desserts. These raspberry bars can also be made using fresh raspberries or raspberry marmalade. We enjoy these oat bars because they are low in sugar and made with allergy-friendly ingredients.
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Gluten-Free Raspberry Jam Oatmeal Bars
Gluten-free oatmeal is a staple in our home. I use it in all of my oat bar recipes like my apricot crumble and peach crisps. I also eat it for breakfast, like ordinary people. These delicious oatmeal bars are made using raspberry jam but are just as delicious with fresh raspberries or raspberry marmalade. I don’t suggest using jelly simply because it might make the dessert too sweet and not hold together as well as it’s “thicker” cousin.
Although this recipe is gluten-free, it can easily be adapted to conform to a non-allergy free lifestyle by adding butter and all-purpose flour. However you decide to make it, just know that it’s going to be downright tasty!
Add Butter, Cinnamon and flour to oats
Oat Topping mixture
Top Jam with Oat Topping
How to make Raspberry Jam Oatmeal Bar Crumb Topping
The crust and topping for these oat bars are made of the same five ingredients.
Coconut and Gluten-Free flour – You’ll notice that I use Bob’s Red Mill baking flour a lot. I’m not ashamed to share that I haven’t quite mastered gluten-free flours yet. Coconut flour is my second flour of choice when baking. It adds a touch of sweetness to my desserts.
Plant-Based butter– I only use Melt and Earth Balance vegan butter. Specifically the soy-free versions.
Gluten-free Rolled Oats – I swear by these oats because they are certified gluten-free. No questions!
Brown Sugar – I prefer dark brown sugar in most recipes. It adds a hint of sweetness. To create raspberry oatmeal bars that have less sugar, you can substitute organic coconut sugar.
Cinnamon – A small amount of cinnamon goes a long way. Although this recipe calls for only cinnamon, feel free to add a dash of nutmeg to your topping as well.
Raspberry Jam vs. Fresh Raspberries
My husband and I are still working to determine what fresh fruits trigger Emory’s eczema. Thus far, we’ve noticed a reaction to seeded fruits like strawberries and kiwi. Starting with a raspberry jam just seemed safer. She’s had no reactions this far.
If you’d prefer to use fresh raspberries, I totally understand. One of my favorite bloggers shares how to prepare the fresh berries on her blog All Things Healthy! I will not be offended if you hop on over there for guidance (just make sure you come back!)
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Gluten-Free Raspberry Jam Oatmeal Bars
Simply delicious gluten-free raspberry jam oatmeal bars made with raspberry jam preserves, coconut flour, brown sugar, and gluten-free oats. These bars are low in sugar and made to be enjoyed by everyone!
Preheat Over to 350° and spray small pyrex or square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Oat Crust & Topping
In the work bowl of a food processor, or working by hand with a pastry cutter, or two forks, combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and salt. Add butter and pulse (10-15x) or cut with pastry cutter or forks if using hands until the mixture is crumbly.
Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from oven and spread raspberry jam evenly over the crust. Add remaining oatmeal topping over raspberry jam.
Return to oven for 20 minutes and bake until top fruit is bubbling and topping golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes.
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