Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wholegrain Jam Squares

Makes: 1 1/2 - 2 dozen squares

2 c. uncooked oats
1 3/4 c. flour
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 t. cinnamon
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 c. fruit preserves

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except preserves; mix until crumbly. Reserve 2 cups oat mixture; press remaining mixture into the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 pan. Spread preserves evenly over the base. Crumble remaining oat mixture over the top. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and cut.

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Tips: This is one of my favorite family recipes. These jam squares are good for breakfast or dessert. My favorite is to use berry preserves, such as boysenberry or blackberry, but you can really use whatever your family prefers or maybe even something you've canned yourself. Light preserves or jam will also work well with this recipe. I suggest putting the jam in a small bowl and stirring it well before trying to spread it on the oat mixture. This should make it easier to spread. Also, either quick or old-fashioned oats can be used. I also shared this recipe at 8 Muddy Boots' From Scratch.

Recipe from my mom, Kay.


Melissa said...

That sounds yummy. They would be great now that school has started again too. Thanks!

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