Blackberry-Almond Oatmeal Bars

We used real blackberries and old fashioned oats to make our blackberry-almond oatmeal bars that are a great on-the-run breakfast or afterschool snack.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24


1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups old-fashioned oats
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
cup plus 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
cup sliced almonds
jar (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® organic blackberry fruit spread
container (6 oz) fresh blackberries

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Work in butter pieces with fingers until mixture looks like coarse meal. Stir in almonds. Press half of the mixture in bottom of baking dish. Top with fruit spread and blackberries. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over top; pat down lightly.
  • 3 Bake 32 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cooling rack at least 45 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

For blueberry oatmeal bars, substitute blueberry fruit spread and fresh blueberries.

Freeze individually wrapped bars up to 1 month; thaw at room temperature before enjoying.