This is a simple treat I make quite often since the ingredients are all staples here at home. Raspberry is the most common flavour I make, but you can use your favourite jam. I even thought about making this with Nutella or dulce de letche. I bet it would be wonderful... If anyone decides to give it a try, I would love to know how it turned out! If you take your jam straight out of the fridge, it might be a little too hard to spread. A quick 5 seconds in the microwave should take care of that.
These oatmeal squares are best eaten the day they are baked, but they will keep well in an airtight container for a couple of days. They go very nicely with a cup of tea, perfect on a lazy afternoon.
Raspberry Oatmeal Squares Recipe:
makes about 25 squares
You will need:
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 sticks (1 cup) of cold butter
1 1/2 cup of raspberry jam
Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter a square 9 inch baking pan.
In a food processor, blend the flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut the butter into pieces, add to the food processor and pulse a few times until large crumbs form. Divide the dough in half.
Press one half of the dough into the prepared pan, covering the bottom and a little bit up the sides (about an inch).
Spread the jam over the dough evenly and cover it with the other half of the oatmeal dough by just sprinkling it overtop (do not press it).
Bake in the preheated oven f0r 55 minutes. Let it cool before cutting the squares.