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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars are a delightful treat that captures the essence of fresh raspberries combined with a cozy oat and almond crust. These bars are not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious, making them a perfect dessert option for various occasions. 

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Why You’ll Love Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

  • Easy to Whip Up: You don’t need advanced baking skills to create these bars. The straightforward instructions make it an ideal recipe for beginners.
  • Deliciously Sweet: The sweet and tangy raspberry jam paired with the oat and almond crust creates a perfect balance of flavors, pleasing your taste buds with every bite.
  • Gluten and Dairy-Free Goodness: Perfect for those with dietary restrictions, these bars are free from gluten and dairy, allowing everyone to indulge in this scrumptious treat.
  • Versatile Dessert: Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, a family gathering, or craving a sweet treat, these bars are versatile and suitable for various occasions.
  • Perfect for Recipes: Incorporate these bars into your recipe repertoire as a go-to dessert option. They’re sure to become a crowd-pleaser at potlucks and events.

Ingredients Needed To Make Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

  • Raspberries
  • D’vash Date Syrup
  • Water
  • Dairy-Free Butter
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Gluten-Free Flour
  • Oats
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Kosher Salt
  • Baking Powder

How To Make Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

  1. Cook raspberries, D’vash Date Syrup, and water until the liquid evaporates. Mash down the raspberries and set aside.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine all crust ingredients in a bowl until a sandy texture forms. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the baking dish.
  1. Spread the prepared raspberry jam over the crust.
  1. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture over the raspberry jam.
  1. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  1. Allow the bars to cool before serving. Cut into squares and savor each delicious bite.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use fresh or frozen raspberries for the jam?

Yes, both fresh and frozen raspberries work well for the jam, providing a burst of fruity flavor.

How should I store these bars?

Store the cooled bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for longer freshness.

Can I substitute the almonds for another nut?

Absolutely, feel free to substitute sliced almonds with your preferred nuts like pecans or walnuts for added texture.

Can I freeze Raspberry Oatmeal Bars?

Yes, these bars freeze well. Ensure they are completely cooled, then wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for up to three months.

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

These cozy lightly sweet bars combine a fresh raspberry jam with an oat and almond crust.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Servings: 9

Equipment

Ingredients

Raspberry Jam

Crust and Crumble

  • 12 tbsp Dairy Free butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup Gluten Free 1.1 flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup D'vash Date Syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder

Instructions

Raspberry Jam

  • Add all of the ingredients to a small stockpot over medium heat.
  • Allow the raspberries to cook for 10 minutes. Use a potato masher to mash them down a little.
  • Allow the raspberries to cook another 10-15 minutes until the liquid has evaporated. Set aside.

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  • Add all of the ingredients for the crust to a bowl. Use a fork or pastry cutter to combine the ingredients. It should form a sandy texture.
  • Press 2/3 of the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Spread the raspberry jam over the top.
  • Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture over the top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Fresh is always best! If raspberries are in season this is the perfect dessert to celebrate them. However, you can also make this year-round by using frozen raspberries for the homemade raspberry jam.
Convection Oven vs Regular Oven
In convection ovens, the fan promotes even heat distribution, allowing you to bake at a slightly lower temperature. Reduce the recommended baking temperature by approximately 25°F when using a convection oven compared to a standard oven.
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