Indulge your sweet tooth the healthy way with Healthy Raspberry Oat Bars. Made with only 7 ingredients, these treats will have you hooked from the very first bite!
The most delicious raspberry bars of the decade
When life hands you raspberries, make healthy raspberry oat bars!
These bars are nothing short of delicious. With a crumbly top and bottom and a jam-like raspberry center, these are essentially oatmeal jam bars, and boy do they hit the spot!
Included in this recipe are all of our favorite tasty baking ingredients: almond flour, maple syrup, almond butter… the list goes on. In total, you only need seven separate ingredients to create these tasty treats!
When all is said and done, oatmeal raspberry bars are perfect for snacking, enjoying as dessert, or even eating as a breakfast.
Ingredients in healthy raspberry oatmeal bars
Raspberry bars are made in two parts. We’ll have the crust and crumble top and bottom (made out of the same ingredients), and then we’ll have the raspberry and maple syrup center.
Crust & Crumble:
- Almond flour: 2 cups of almond flour will help to form the base of the crumble and crust layers.
- Rolled oats: To add thickness and texture, include 1 cup of rolled oats. Out of rolled oats? I mention an easy sub further down in this post!
- Baking powder: Next, include 1 tsp of baking powder to help the crust achieve the perfect amount of crumbly-ness.
- Salt: For flavor, add in 1/2 tsp of salt.
- Maple syrup: Maple syrup will help to sweeten things up without adding too much sugar. I recommend 1/2 cup!
- Almond butter: For texture and taste, we’re throwing in 1/2 cup of almond butter. This is truly the magic ingredient.
- Raspberries: For the filling, we obviously need some berries! 2 cups of fresh raspberries will be plenty.
- Maple syrup: Last but not least, add in another dash of sweet flavor with 1 tbsp of maple syrup.
Tools needed to create this recipe
These healthy raspberry bars are made using typical baking ingredients: bowls, utensils, nonstick spray, etc.
- 8×8 baking dish*
- Parchment paper or nonstick spray
- Medium mixing bowl
- Fork or potato masher
- Large mixing bowl
- Stirring utensil
You will need to measure out 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup.
*If you don’t have an 8×8 baking dish, any other size will work but will change the thickness of the bars. If using a different size, adjust the baking time accordingly.
How to make healthy raspberry oat bars
These bars are made in about ten simple easy, breezy steps. Just mix the ingredients, assemble the layers, and bake!
To begin, preheat the oven to 350F and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper or nonstick spray.
Mash the raspberries and maple syrup together and set it aside for later.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, oats, baking powder, and salt.
Then, add the maple syrup and almond butter and stir until everything is well combined.
Save 1 cup of dough to the side, and flatten the rest in the 8×8 dish. Press it down firmly on the bottom.
Next, pour the raspberry mixture over the top of the uncooked crust.
Crumble the remainder of the dough evenly over the top of the filling.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the crust begins to turn golden brown.
Let the bars cool before cutting, and then enjoy!
How to store raspberry oatmeal bars
Raspberry bars should be kept in the refrigerator. Place them in an airtight container to keep them tasting fresh, and enjoy within 4-5 days.
Love the idea of this recipe but want to make a few tweaks? Whether you’re getting experimental or you’re missing an item, here are some easy substitutes that you can try.
Out of rolled oats? Use up those quick oats that are taking space in your pantry! Though the texture may wind up being slightly different, quick oats will work just as well to form perfect raspberry bars.
You can use any type of nut butter in this recipe, whether almond, peanut, cashew, or even hazelnut. P.S. Sunflower seed butter will work too!
The great thing about these bars is the fact that any type of berry will work and the instructions will remain the same. More of a strawberry lover? Use ’em! Prefer a mixed berry taste? Perfect! Whatever you like, go with that!
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Bars make the perfect snacks, and the fruity ones are extra delicious for breakfast! Here are some similar recipes that are just as easy to make as these raspberry bars.
- Healthier Key Lime Pie Bars
- Healthy Lemon Bars (Gluten-Free)
- Berry Crumble Bars (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)
- Triple Layer Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photography by Moriah Sawtelle
Crust + Crumble
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper or nonstick spray.
- Mash raspberries and maple syrup together and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour, oats, baking powder and salt.
- Add in maple syrup and almond butter and stir until everything is well combined.
- Save a 1 cup of dough to the side and flatten the rest into the 8×8 dish, pressing down firmly on the bottom.
- Pour raspberry mixture over top of uncooked crust.
- Crumble remainder of topping evenly over top of filling and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool before cutting. Store in fridge.
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