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Raspberry Oat Crumb Bars with buttery crust, sweet fresh raspberry filling, and crumbly oat toppings make wonderful breakfast bars, desserts, or even afternoon snacks.
Happy Friday to you! The past few days, we’ve finally gotten a real taste of Fall. While I wouldn’t complain about warm weather, I also can’t wait to move along to Fall foliage, sweaters and boots, and sipping on hot tea. Fall is tea season and today we’re pairing my favorite Bigelow Tea with some fresh flavors to start the morning.
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We are going back, way back to The Tasty Bite recipe archives for this recipe that’s been around for years. It’s a culinary throwback, and Raspberry Oat Crumb Bars are stealing the spotlight! The crust and crumb topping are made from a brown sugar, butter, and oat mixture, just like the crumb topping you would find in fruit crisps.
So here’s where you can keep this recipe entirely made from scratch or take a shortcut if you wish. Opt for your favorite brand of storebought raspberry jam or go the extra step and make your own preserves from fresh berries. Feel free to experiment with different fruit preserves – apricot, strawberry, and orange marmalade would be delicious too!
These bars are something everyone is guaranteed to love and you can easily double the recipe to make a larger batch for another day. Since the ingredients are likely things already in your kitchen, they’re easy to whip up for breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert with little effort needed.
I had one of these crumb bars this morning to enjoy with a cup of Bigelow Green Tea, my #1 choice of tea. It was just the perfect fresh start! Bigelow Tea is a family owned company with all of their tea manufactured in the US and foil packed for freshness. Since they only use the highest quality ingredients, I know I can Tea Proudly when I’m drinking Bigelow!
You can find Bigelow Tea at your local Walmart in the tea and coffee aisle. The hardest decision will be to pick out which flavor you would like to try.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup raspberry preserves
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Pour in the melted butter and stir until well blended.
- Set aside 1 cup of the oat mixture, then press the rest evenly into the prepared pan. Spread the preserves over the crust and sprinkle the reserved oat mixture evenly over the top, pressing lighlty.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the crumb topping is lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars
You can find a great selection of Bigelow teas at your local Walmart. Be sure to follow Bigelow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more tea pairing inspiration. How do you like to enjoy your tea?