Oatmeal Jam Squares Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Oatmeal Jam Squares Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Oatmeal Jam Squares

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"A layered treat, with the sweet taste of fruit combined with the crunch and wholesomeness of the oat mixture."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
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  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the walnuts. Set aside 2 cups of the mixture. Press remaining mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread preserves over the base and crumble the reserved oat mixture over the top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden. Cool before cutting into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 16, 2009

I have made this recipe twice in one weekend. It is very good. Here are some tips. Use the 9 X 13 pan but you will need to reserve only about 3/4 C of crumb mixture- otherwise there won't be enough to pack into the pan. I reserved all of the walnuts for the topping. I added 1 TSP of Vanilla and subbed nutmeg for cinnamon. Oh one more thing... I used half a jar of jam for each batch.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2005

This came out WAY to crumbly and would not stay in squares. I basically served it like it was a cobbler or a crisp. The taste is ok but not the greatest, will not make again.

 
Dec 16, 2011

These are a delicious healthy snack..... I used all applesauce in place of the butter. It makes a soft bottom crust, then i mixed 1 - 1 1/2 cups more oats into the remainder of the mix, to make it more crumbly for the top. I used rasperry jam. They're just the right amount of sweet.

 
Jan 21, 2008

We really like these. We were looking for a healthy treat, though, so I substituted 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 cup of the butter. It added a really good flavor, reduced the fat, and I think helped the improve the crumbly factor other reviewers have mentioned--they stuck together just fine. However, one reviewer said she left out the sugar entirely and put tons of jam so I tried to just put half the sugar and tons of jam. It was okay but next time I'm just gonna put the sugar. Half the sugar = breakfast snack (not a problem), but all the sugar = treat (yum!).

 
Dec 08, 2003

Yum! A little on the sweet side so it may benefit from a little less sugar and I found that I needed a whole cup of preserves rather than 3/4 cup. On the whole a very tasty recipe!

 
Oct 28, 2002

YUM YUM!!! So quick and easy to make too! Great for a brunch or snack.

 
Mar 02, 2012

I tried this recipe for the first time last weekend. I used a jar of homemade peach jam (given to us by my husband's grandma). I don't know why but as I was making it - I just didn't have high expectations. I figured most of it would go to waste since my husband isn't a big oatmeal fan. I was pleasantly surprised! My husband and I both LOVED it. After he took his first bite - he asked me to make it again - so we wouldn't run out. His only complaint is that we didn't have any vanilla ice cream to go with it. (He stopped at the store the very next day to get some). We've been reheating the bars in the microwave and then serving it with ice cream all week. My only complaint is that I've gained 10 pounds...

 
May 21, 2013

I omitted the nuts and used more oats (one person these were being served to has a nut allergy) and used blackberry jam. I wanted to jazz them up a bit so I made a simple confectioner's sugar glaze with lemon juice and a little of the same jam used in the filling once they were completely cooled. So quick and easy---delicious!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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