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Warren's Oatmeal Jam Squares Recipe

Warren's Oatmeal Jam Squares Recipe

At 102, I still love to bake. I make these bars in my toaster oven for my fellow residents at our assisted living home. — Warren S. Patrick, Townshend, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) seedless raspberry jam or jam of your choice
  • 4 whole graham crackers, crushed


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, mix melted butter and vanilla; add to oat mixture, stirring until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping.
  • 2. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 9-in.-square baking pan. Spread jam over top to within 1/2 in. of edges. Add crushed graham crackers to reserved topping; sprinkle over jam.
  • 3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 squares.

Nutritional Facts

1 square: 220 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Warren's Oatmeal Jam Squares

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Always looking for simple recipes and am glad I stumbled upon this one! I only cook for myself, so small recipes work best. I made this with no sugar added cherry preserves and Splenda, and the bars came out beautifully. Yum!!"

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"Thank You Warren, you must be doin' something right, Bless You for this great recipe :)"

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"Thank you Warren (!!!) - just made a batch following directions to a T and they are excellent. I love making jams and constantly look for new ways to use them. A bonus - this recipe lends itself to switching up - both in the type of jam and the crumble (next time I'll add toasted pecans or maybe toasted coconut to the topping). This is a keeper!"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"Delicious! :)"

Reviewed May. 12, 2015

"I made a double batch of the Oatmeal Jam Squares this afternoon and they are delicious! I used a 9" X 13" pan, used peach preserves, and added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the crumb mixture. Excellent! I'll try the raspberry jam next time around :)"

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"Way to go, Warren. Yes, you could use other jams, but nothing can equal raspberry in this totally YUM recipe. My granddaughter is going to learn to bake with recipes like this. Thank you, and keep on baking."

Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"Yum... Made these with my homemade grape jelly! Doubled the recipe for a 9x13 pan. Hubby said it could of used more jelly ~ I used a whole pint jar! But this is coming from an man that could eat the jelly out of the jar with a spoon :)"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"Love this Warren and I live near Brattleboro!!! Thanks for sharing. Bless you!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"The only problem I had with these is that I didn't press the bottom crust firmly enough and they were quite crumbly. But scrumptious enough to pick up every little bit."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"I made these bars yesterday and they were so easy and SO DELICIOUS!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Made these for an office brunch using homemade strawberry jam. Very well received and easy. Would work well with other jams."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Made these last night & they turned out great! I used old fashioned rolled oats instead of quick cooking oats and for the jam I used seedless blackberry (sugar free sweetened with Splenda). When they 1st came out of the oven according to the time (30 minutes) they were a little soft still & they almost started to slide to one side of the pan. I put them back in for another 5 minutes, though & that was just enough time for them to set up properly.I'm going to try again later this week with some plum preserves I made last season. Can't wait & neither can my husband!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"These were delicious and easy to make. They were a little crumbly when eating."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"These squares were a hit with the whole family. Our two year old called them treats! I used the half sugar strawberry jam I had on hand and thought it worked great. I think we will try the raspberry next time and the pumpkin idea sounds great too. These were very easy to make. Love that it used melted butter rather than having to fuss with cutting it in like many similar recipes suggest. A little on the sweet side, but that works well for us."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"I used blackberry jam which I couldn't really taste once baked. I'd use raspberry like the recipe suggests. They taste like a granola bar. My son loved them, my husband didn't care for them and I thought they were pretty good."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"These are very easy to make and very yummy! I love that you can change the kind of jam to make them different each time or go with a theme...both taste or color."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"I made these as a surprise for my husband last week. I don't bake much; these were so easy to make, and he loved them. He is requesting more!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"I substituted a jar of pumpkin butter for the jam, and these were delicious! Nice and seasonal."

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