Vegan Gluten-Free Raspberry Oat Bars
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Raspberry Oat Bars
Chewy and tangy bars from my grandma's recipe book, just altered a bit for the new age of V&GF baking!
Preheat oven to 350.
Prepare an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper.
Or set out 9 4" sturdy baking cups like the ones I used.
In a large mixing bowl combine everything but the jam. Using a pastry knife or your fingers, cut or rub the butter into dry the ingredients so it resembles lumpy wet sand, it should take about 5-10 min.
Press 2 cups of the mixture (about 2/3 of it) into the bottom of the prepared 8x8 baking dish.
if using the cups, press 1.5 oz into each cup.
Spread the raspberry jam over the base.
With your fingers, sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the oat mixture over the jam.
Bake the 8x8 pan at 350 for 35 min, until the top crumb is golden brown. Individual baking cups bake for 20 min.
Let cool about 20 min and remove from the pan.
Slice into 9 squares when completely cool.
But if you can't wait.... these taste pretty good hot too ;)