These Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Bars are made with simple ingredients including oats and a delicious homemade raspberry filling.
Are you looking for a healthier baked good that you can eat for breakfast? I've got you! These raspberry oatmeal bars are simple to make and have a delicious homemade raspberry filling.
They are perfect to grab for a quick breakfast, snack or dessert!
What you need to make these oatmeal bars:
- Oats- you need 1 cup of rolled or quick cook oats.
- Flour- oat flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour will all work for this recipe depending on what you have on hand or prefer.
- Maple syrup- you can use honey or agave syrup if you don't have maple syrup.
- Coconut oil- ensure the coconut oil is melted and cooled.
- Baking powder
- Raspberries- I used frozen raspberries, but fresh raspberries should also work.
- Lemon- you'll need the juice from ½ of a lemon.
You need a few simple baking tools to make this recipe:
- Two bowls- one large and one microwave-safe
- Measuring cups and spoons needed: 1 teaspoon, ¼ teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, 1 cup, ⅓ cup and ½ cup.
- Mixing utensil
- Cooking spray
- Potato masher or fork
- Square baking pan
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and greasing a baking pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, add all of the crust ingredients and mix everything until combined. Press the crust into the bottom of the pan, saving some for the topping.
Next, add two tablespoons of maple syrup and the juice from ½ of a lemon to a bowl of defrosted raspberries. Mash the raspberries and mix the filling to combine the ingredients.
Pour the raspberry filling over the crust and crumble the remainder of the topping evenly over top of the filling. Bake until golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes, cut into squares and enjoy!
Storage. To keep the bars fresh, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up about 5 days.
Substitutions. You can use strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and even pitted cherries instead of the raspberries in these bars. If needed, you can use gluten-free oats for this recipe. If you don't have coconut oil, use avocado oil or another mild-flavored oil in its place.
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Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
- 1 cup rolled or quick cook oats
- 1 cup oat flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ lemon, juiced
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8x8 square baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, add all of the crust ingredients and mix everything until combined.
- Press the crust into the bottom of the pan, saving about ⅓ cup for the topping.
- Melt frozen raspberries in a microwave-safe bowl for 1-2 minutes until defrosted.
- Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and the juice from ½ of a lemon to the bowl. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the berries and mix the filling.
- Pour the raspberry filling over the crust.
- Crumble the remainder of the topping evenly over top of filling and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool for a few minutes, cut into squares and enjoy!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.