Friday, May 23, 2008

Raspberry Oatmeal Squares


This isn't the first time I've had success with a recipe of Elly's. I also tried out her za'atar recipe and have continued to enjoy it with other recipes.

If you haven't checked out Elly's blog or her upcoming Eat to the Beat event, make sure to visit her.

I'm submitting this recipe to Ruth's Bookmarked Recipes, a weekly event where we get to highlight eachother's recipes.



Raspberry Oatmeal Squares


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1.25 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups old fashioned oats, divided
1 cup raspberry preserves (or jam)

Preheat your oven to 350 and position the rack to the middle of the oven. Grease a 9" square pan with butter or cooking spray.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until incorporated. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until well combined, and stir in 1.75 cups of the oats.

Press 2/3 of the mixture into your baking pan to form a crust.



Spread the raspberry jam evenly over the crust.



To the remaining mixture, add the remaining 1/4 cup oats. Crumble that mixture over the jam.


Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.



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23 comments:

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, you had me at raspberry! Then you show me all these amazing pictures? Look at that raspberry filling. I'm in heaven! Mmmm.....

Bellini Valli said...

Elly has some fab recipes over at her site. Thanks for bringing this one back into the limelight!!!

Ruth Elkin said...

These are stunning!!!! I have to make me a batch of these for nibbling!

Great entry to Bookmarked Recipes Psychgrad! Thanks!

Deborah said...

Oh, these look so delicious!!

That Girl said...

What a great breakfast...or snack...or dessert...

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Those look sooooooooo yummy!! I'm saving this recipe. ;)

Elly said...

Mmmm, we love these. And they are pretty painless to make, even for a less-than-mediocre baker like myself :) Yours look so good!

Grace said...

i hate it when people skimp on the filling. i approve of your jam-slathering methods--the bars look irresistible!

kitchenetta said...

Such a great looking treat, and I love your step-by-step photos and watching the squares evolve. Yummy!

KJ said...

I love sugary oatmeal treats. This one sounds delish.

myfrenchkitchen said...

Delicious snacking...almost too delicious, because I'll never keep my hand out of the tin!
I haven't been here for a while, I got completely mixed up, thinking you don't have a blog, but now I'm putting two and two together again! Sorry for that!
Ronell

Peter M said...

Nicely done Psych, raspberries give a food that pinkish coulour when cooked but all's forgiven with their tart flavour. May I have 2 please (the other is for a friend...really).

Pixie said...

These do look great. I am missing baking- do need to get myself headed back into the kitchen!

noble pig said...

These look awesome! I love anything oatmeal in any form! I'm trying these becuase I'll pretend they are breakfast!

Elle said...

I make bars very similar to this--we love oat bars with fruit! And using different jams is always fun, too. These look delicious!

Kevin said...

These look and sound really good. I imagine that you could use different jams like apricot for a new flavour each time.

Vicarious Foodie said...

These look so good. This is the sort of dessert that I always think I can just make for breakfast because, after all, it does have oatmeal in it. Yum!

Cakelaw said...

Yummo, this lloks great - I think it would be perfect for my work morning teas.

Lori Lynn said...

Raspberry anything, pass it this way!
Those are not fancy, but you can tell that they are just delicious.

Rosie said...

Oh these look so good!! Just look at that delicious filling mmmm

Rosie x

Patsyk said...

These look so good! They would be great to take to a cookout for dessert.

LisaRene said...

This type of cookie is my downfall, I could eat the whole pan - I'm not kidding! They make me think of a raspberry cobbler only with less filling and a lot of "crumble topping".

Sophie said...

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