Looking for a really easy, healthy berry dessert recipe that you can whip up with the kids? Try these Whole Wheat Chewy Raspberry Bars.
Dwaine and I make our own raspberry jam from raspberry bushes we have planted in our yard here in Denver. Black raspberry are our favorite, but we also have red. We take an afternoon every so often and make a batch of jam, following Dwaine’s mom’s blue-ribbon recipe. This is an easy way to share some of it with friends and neighbors!
- 1/2 cup butter (room temp)
- 1 cup organic brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup organic oats
- 1/2 cup raspberry preserves
Set oven to 350° F. Grease an 8X8″ baking pan. In a mixing bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla or almond extract and mix. Add flour, baking powder and oats and mix until you reach a crumbly texture. Set aside 1/2 cup of this mixture for the topping. Pour the rest in your baking pan and pat down firmly. Spread the jam or preserves over this layer, and top with the remaining crumble. Bake for 30 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack and cut into bars. Makes about 16.
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