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Almond + Cherry Jam Breakfast Bars

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A chewy oatmeal breakfast bar layered with homemade cherry chia jam and a almond crumble on top!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword almond, bars, breakfast, cherry, jam
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 9 servings
Calories 204
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1/2 heaping cup cherry chia jam


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Use a little butter to grease the exposed sides of the pan.
  • In a bowl combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Use a wooden spoon to break up the brown sugar and mix all of the ingredients together. Next add in the applesauce and melted butter, stirring until combined.
  • Press a little over half of the dough into the bottom of your prepared pan. Use your fingers to press and spread the dough on the bottom of the pan. Slide the pan on to the middle rack of your preheated oven and bake for 12 minutes. Remove and allow cool for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile add the chopped almonds to the remaining dough.
  • Spread the jam onto the bars and spread, leaving a small border. Drop small clusters of the almond-studded dough on top of the jam bars and then slide back into your oven to bake for an additional 18 to 20 minutes, or when the almond crumble is lightly golden brown.
  • Allow the jam bars to cool completely before cutting and serving. Once the pan has cooled down quite a bit, I like to pop the bars into the fridge to finish cooling.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg