Oatmeal and Jam Bars

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by dojemi

I found this recipe on the web. Servings are approximate as it depends on how big you cut them.

Top Review by Hoxiesgirl

This is a winner at my house. I use butter instead of margarine and I add about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the oatmeal mixture. Also, a rather obvious hint, the jam or preserves are more spreadable at room temperature.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup margarine, softened
  • 34 cup brown sugar
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 12 cups rolled oats (regular oatmeal, not instant)
  • 12 cup chopped almonds (optional)
  • 1 12 cups jam (your choice of flavor) or 1 12 cups preserves (your choice of flavor)


  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except for jam and mix well.
  5. Pat three-fourths of dough into bottom of pan.
  6. Spread jam evenly over top of dough.
  7. Crumble remaining dough over jam.
  8. Bake 30 minutes. Cool in pan, then cut onto 2 inch squares.

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