Raspberry breakfast bars


I often feel like my kids haven’t had enough for breakfast. I try to offer different things to see if something will click. Here is my latest offer.

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Almond Jam Bars (adapted from Sept. 2015 Realsimple)


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour (I like King Arthur flour)
  • 1 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 8 tablespoon butter (next time I will try with coconut oil)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line 8×8 inch baking pan with 2 crisscrosses piece of parchment, leaving an over hange on all sides.
  3. In the food processor pulse the oats, flour, and 1 cup almonds until finely ground. Add the butter, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pulse to combine.
  4. Press all but 1/2 cup of mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Spread jam over pressed mixture.
  6. Coarsely chop the remaining almonds. Scatter the chopped almonds and 1/2 cup remaining mixture on the top.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes
  8. Let cool and cut into bars.
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