As far as I am concerned anything that contains oats is a health food.
Who is with me?
Just overlook all the butter involved in this recipe and focus on the healthy oats.
Lets also focus on the fact that you can use any flavor of preserves you like in these "healthy" oatmeal bars.
I used blueberry on this batch.
I'm think I will try blackberry next.
Oh the possibilities are endless.
What preserves will you use?
- 1 3/4 stick cold butter, cut into pieces
- 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 jar of preserves (10 to 12 ounces)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
2. Mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
3. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until coarse crumbs form.
4. Sprinkle half the mixture into the pan and pat lightly to pack it down.
5. Gently spread your preserves over the oat mixture.
6. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the preserves and lightly pat.
7. Bake 30-40 minutes (top should be golden brown). Let cool then cut into squares.
*Recipe from Pioneer Woman