Peanut Butter lovers rejoice because& these Peanut Butter and Jam Baked Oatmeal Bars are full of peanut butter goodness. Packed with oats, peanut butter and all fruit jam- they deliver the classic pb&j in baked oatmeal form. It’s portable and delicious. These Peanut Butter and Jam Baked Oatmeal Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack.
How to make Baked Oatmeal Bars
The secret to baked oatmeal bars is the eggs to bind everything together. By mixing the oatmeal with the peanut butter and eggs, you get a bar you can actually pick up and take on the go. I am excited to try other combos that include bananas and almond butter. Look for those to be posted at some point.
Gluten Free Baked Oatmeal Bar
These Peanut Butter and Jam Baked Oatmeal Bars are gluten free as long as you ensure your rolled oats are certified gluten free. While oats should be naturally gluten free, for those with severe intolerance or Celiac, it’s very important to ensure you purchase certified gluten free oats. I like Bob’s Red Mill brand for my oats.
I really hope you make these Peanut Butter and Jam Baked Oatmeal Bars. If you do, please tag me on Instagram @freshfitkitchen and as always PIN IT FOR LATER!
Peanut Butter and Jam Baked Oatmeal Bars
- 1/2 cup Smooth Natural Peanut Butter Choose one that doesn't have a lot of oil.
- 2 large Eggs
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 2.5 cups Old Fashioned Oats Be sure these are certified gluten free if you need to be sure they are gluten free.
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 9 tsp. Strawberry Jam Use an all fruit jam. Organic if possible.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer and large bowl- mix together the peanut butter, honey, eggs, vanilla and salt until combined.
- Add in the oats, baking powder and baking soda. Mix together. Turn the mixer up to high speed for 15 seconds at the end to break up the oats a bit and combine everything.
- Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. Press the oatmeal mixture into the pan. Using the back of a teaspoon and make 9 divots into the mixture. This is where your jam will go. Make them equal distance apart as they will serve as guides for cutting the bars evenly.
- Spoon 1 tsp. of strawberry (or your flavor of choice) jam into those divots. Bake at 350 degrees and allow to cool completely before you cut and serve.