Looking for an easy, go-to snack that stores well? Breakfast on the go? Just sick of buying store bought snack bars? These strawberry-jam filled breakfast bars are a great option! These are sweetened with just honey and your favorite jam, so you can make them with your own preferred sweetness and feel good about all of the ingredients!
I used strawberry jam because that’s what we had on hand, but these would also be delicious with raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry jam. I could even see these bars being great with an apricot or orange marmalade!
|Prep Time||10 Min|
|Cook Time||25 Min|
|Total Time||35 Min|
For the bar:
- 1 1/2 cups oat bran
- 1 1/2 cups spelt or whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp vegetable or coconut oil
- 1/2 Tsp baking powder
- 1/2 Tsp baking soda
- 1 Tsp almond extract
For the filling:
- 1 cup strawberry jam or fruit preserves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together all ingredients for the bars with a spatula, until there are no more dry pockets. Line an 8×8” baking pan with greased parchment paper. Take half of the bar mixture and pack it tightly into the pan, it should be about 1/2” thickness.
Spread the jelly on top, covering the entire area.
Pour the remaining bar mixture on top of the jelly layer, and press down firmly with a spatula or spoon to pack it.
Bake at 350 F., for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool completely. Then cut into 16 square bars.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.
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