Raspberry Crumb Bars


raspberry crumb bars


Fruit and grain bars are very popular in our house.

They work for a quick breakfast,

an easy snack,

and in a pinch a meal on the go.

{like when you spend the day carpooling kids ALL over town}


They are something that you will always find in the pantry.

But more and more,

I am trying to stay away from things that come in boxes.

If someone in a factory can make them,

then I certainly can as well.

It may not always be as convenient,

but I sure do feel better about feeding my kids a bar that I made from scratch.


oat and raspberry crumb bars


I was at Whole Foods over the weekend,

and bought a few more berries than I really needed

{they just looked so pretty}

and I was not going to let them go to waste.


I made a quick raspberry jam

using this great recipe from Joy the Baker

if you could have smelled my kitchen…

seriously 15 minutes is all you need.


This jam is much too special to simply be peanut butter’s sidekick,

so I sandwiched it between crust and a crumb topping.


Another box bites the dust for the Kinnairds.


Raspberry Crumb Bars


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of AP flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter {cut into tbsp size pieces}
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of raspberry jam


  • In the bowl of a food processor,
  • combine all of the dry ingredients
  • add the butter
  • pulse until you have course crumbs
  • press 3/4 of the crumb mixture {about 2 cups} into the bottom of a 8x8 baking dish
  • {buttered or lined with parchment}
  • spread the jam over the bottom crust
  • sprinkle on the remaining crumb topping
  • bake at 350 for 30 - 35 minutes
  • allow to cool completely
  • cut into bars




raspberry crumb bars



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