Thursday, 20 February 2014

Jammy Oat Bars

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

This recipe is for Jammy Oat Bars.

 These are a really simple but tasty option if you want a quick sweet treat in the middle of the week. You can use any flavour of jam that you like to really make them your own. I used strawberry (typical!) but raspberry, apricot or marmalade would be good here too.
P.S The full written recipe will be at the end of the post :)

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Butter

2. Plain Flour
3. Oats
4. Brown Sugar
5. Salt
6. Vanilla Flavouring
7. An Orange
8. Jam

Bismillah, let's begin!

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/350F/180C.

Grease and line a 9x9 oven dish, and set aside.

Into a bowl, put 1/4 teaspoon Salt.

Then, 226 grams (8 ounces) Oats. These are normal oats not the quick-cooking ones.

And, 283 grams (10 ounces) Plain Flour.

Mix well, and set aside.

Next, Zest of 1/2 Orange.

Into a bowl, place 226 grams (8 ounces) Softened Butter. Mine was a bit too soft but it worked out ok :)

Add 113 grams (4 ounces) Brown Sugar.

Cream together until well combined.

Then, add the 1 teaspoon Vanilla Flavouring and the Orange Zest.

Stir well.

Add the dry ingredients from before.

Stir well until it's all mixed.

Place about 3/4 of the mixture into the prepared dish.

Using your palm or the back of a spoon, flatten out the mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden.

While it bakes, prepare the jam.

Place 340 grams Strawberry Jam into a bowl. You could use any jam that you want.

Add the Juice of 1/2 Orange.

Stir together until you have a lovely, runny concoction. 

When the oats come out of the oven ..

.. spread on the jam mixture, as evenly as you can.

Sprinkle over the rest of the oats.

Bake again for 20 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Once cooled, slice and serve!

Full Written Recipe:

Jammy Oat Bars

(Adapted from Laura in the Kitchen)

8 ounces (226 grams) Butter, softened
10 ounces (283 grams) Plain Flour
8 ounces (226 grams) Oats
4 ounces (113 grams) Brown Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla Flavouring
Zest of ½ Orange
340 gram Jar of Strawberry Jam
Juice of ½ Orange


1.  Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/350F/180C. Grease and line a 9x9 square oven dish.

2.  Mix together the plain flour, oats and salt. Set aside.

3.  Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the orange zest and vanilla flavouring, and mix well.

4.  Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

5.  Place about ¾ of the mixture into the oven dish. Using your hands or a spoon, flatten the mixture down. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden.

6.  Mix the strawberry jam and orange juice together. Spread evenly over the part-baked oats. Sprinkle on the remaining oat mixture over.

7.  Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.

8.  Allow to cool completely before slicing and munching!

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Keep me in your duas, please,


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  1. Definatly going to keep you in my duaas inshallah!!! I love the recipe, and love oatmeal thanks for sharing, im def going to give this a try, and let you know how it turned out.. I love your lively, clear pics....Naz

    1. Assalamu alaikum! No problem .. So glad that you like the recipes .. Let me know how they turn out .. Will keep you in my duas also inshallah :)

  2. Hello, I made this recipe recently and thanks to your clear step-by-step instructions, everything went well. I made the mistake of lifting the bake out of the oven dish when it was still warm! It began breaking apart so I quickly used Sellotape to wrap around the baking paper to hold it all together. Once it cooled down, it hardened and was fine. Taste-wise, it was a bit too rich for me. Next time, I'll reduce the butter and sugar.
    Also, by accident, I completely melted the butter over a bain-marie. I stirred in the sugar anyway and left it for 5 mins. It actually turned into a soft paste - no creaming required!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I look forward to trying another one in the near future.

    1. It's no problem at all - glad you enjoyed it, Thanks for all your feedback - I really appreciate it!


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