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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

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Indulge in the perfect blend of crunchy and fruity with these Raspberry Oatmeal Bars, boasting a golden brown crust and luscious raspberry jam.

Dive into a symphony of textures and flavours with our irresistible Raspberry Oatmeal Bars. A harmonious marriage of buttery oats, toasted almonds, and vibrant raspberry jam awaits, promising a delightful treat that transcends the ordinary.

About the Recipe

Crafted for those who appreciate the art of baking, these bars strike a perfect balance between sweetness and crunch. The golden-brown crust, generously layered with raspberry jam, creates a compelling blend ideal for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Embrace the allure of simplicity with a recipe that’s both easy and rewarding. These bars are a testament to the joy of homemade goodness, offering a delectable contrast between the hearty oats, nutty almonds, and the burst of raspberry sweetness.


Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Cooking Tips

Ensure the almonds are lightly toasted before incorporating them into the mix for an extra crunch. Mixing the butter gradually ensures a perfect “wet sand” consistency, creating the ideal base for your bars.

Cultural Context

While not tied to a specific region, these bars embody the universal love for hearty, homemade treats. Perfect for picnics, brunches, or dessert tables, they effortlessly elevate any gathering.

Serving and Storing Suggestions

After cooling, refrigerate the bars for at least 8 hours or overnight for enhanced flavour. The chilled bars offer a delightful contrast to the raspberry layer, making them a refreshing treat on a warm day.

Other Similar Recipes

Explore our repertoire with delights like Blueberry Crumble Bars and Apricot Almond Squares for diverse fruity bar experiences.

Nutrient Benefits

Almonds bring a dose of healthy fats and proteins, while oats offer dietary fibre, making these bars a treat for the taste buds and a wholesome indulgence.

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Indulge in the perfect blend of crunchy and fruity with these Raspberry Oatmeal Bars, boasting a golden brown crust and luscious raspberry jam.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British


  • 5 cups Plain Flour (Maida)
  • 4 cups Oats
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Almonds (or Cashew Nuts or Pistachios - lightly toasted, finely chopped)
  • 2 1/4 cups Butter (unsalted, cubed)
  • 3 cups Raspberry Jam - 3 cups
  • 1 tsp Sea SaltSalt - 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda - 1 tsp


  • Combine flour, oats, caster sugar, brown sugar, salt, salt, baking soda, and almonds.
  • Mix well until blended. Gradually add butter and mix until it resembles wet sand.
  • Transfer 3/4 of the mixture to a greased baking tin lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350F/175C for 20-30 mins until crust is lightly browned.
  • Spread raspberry jam over the crust.
  • Add the remaining mixture and bake for another 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Cut into bars and serve.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use other types of jam for this recipe?

Absolutely! Experiment with your favourite jams like strawberry, blueberry, or apricot for a personalized twist on our Raspberry Oatmeal Bars.

Can I substitute the almonds with other nuts?

Certainly! Cashews or pistachios make excellent alternatives, providing a unique flavour to complement the oats and jam.

How do I ensure the bars have the perfect texture?

To achieve the ideal texture, toast the almonds lightly before adding them to the mixture. This enhances their nutty flavour and crunch.

Can I freeze these bars for later?

Yes, these bars freeze well. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.

What are some suitable pairings for these Raspberry Oatmeal Bars?

Pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or enjoy alongside a cup of hot tea. For a fruity theme, serve with our Blueberry Crumble Bars or Apricot Almond Squares.

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