Ready to start the week? I surely am. However, a bit of a sugar detox is needed. The amount of junk food consumed in our house this weekend borderlines on the alarming side. My eldest son had a birthday,so, per his request was McDonald's. Yeah..he loves it. That wasn't too bad. But, the pizza, doughnuts, cupcakes, kettle corn and fudge that didn't set, so, we ate with spoons was part of some college student diet we were one, I suppose. Oh, and Dairy Queen was involved too. Have you tried a frozen S'mores Hot Chocolate?! If not. You should.
Time to get back on track. How about some nice oatmeal to start the week out right? These were consumed this weekend too. But, there was no guilt involved.
They were eaten very quickly though. The pan of them disappeared lickity split. A new family favorite for breakfast or a nice snack. The crunchy crust and jam tasted awesome together.
Serve them up warm with a nice glass of milk. You are ready to go.
Oatmeal Jam Squares
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:30
Ingredients (approx 24 bars)
- 1 1/2 sticks, butter, cold, cut into pieces
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup, jam of your choice
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9 in cookie sheet with foil Lightly spray foil with non stick spray
In a food processor or blender, add flour, oats, powdered sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add butter and pulse until crumbs are formed.
Remove approx 2 cups of mixture and set aside. Take remaining mixture and spread on the bottom of the cookie sheet.
Spread jam evenly over base.
Spread remaining crumb mixture over jam.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges are brown and jam begins to bubble.
Let cool before cutting.