A flapjack with a jam layer. Great for breakfast or in a lunchbox 
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Jammy Oat Bars

These jammy oat bars are delicious, a flapjack with a jam layer.  A raspberry flapjack is my favourite, with homemade raspberry jam. They obviously are sweet, but maybe not as sweet as the name suggests. I have updated the quantity of sugar in line with current thinking and reduced it by half. They are in the week three meal planner as a breakfast and a cake and bake. Just cut them to the size you like.

Verdict

Delectable! I love oaty things anyway, and these are very moreish. They feel like eating cake for breakfast, but with all those oats, I’m hoping they’re not too bad!

Variations

You could add vanilla to this mix, or cinnamon, mixed spice or ginger

A layer of dried fruit would work, sultanas, chopped dried apple, dates or figs. I would put the dried fruit in a pan, add a good splash of water, and cook it down to a pulp.

If you have apples or pears from the garden, cook some down to a thick puree and use that

At Christmas time, a layer of mincemeat instead of jam would make a festive bake

If you prefer savoury flavours to sweet ones, all sorts of options would be easy to make too. A good layer of caramelised onions; buttery mashed carrot or parsnip; add sweet chilli sauce or my favourite Pataks aubergine pickle to the oats; or garlic, chilli and ginger; or 2 or 3 tblsps of a Pataks curry paste. How about actual leftover curry in the middle!

jammy oat bars

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Jammy Oat Bars, breakfast or a snack

A flapjack with a jam layer. Great for breakfast or in a lunchbox 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes, family, savoury, side dish, vegan, vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Other: Freezes Well
Servings: 18 squares
Cost per portion 3p
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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Ingredients

  • 130 g flour 45p/1.5kg, 4p, self raising
  • 45 g sugar 65p/1kg, 3p
  • 130 ml veg oil £1.09/1 litre, 14p
  • 250 g oats 75p/kg, 19p
  • 150 g jam 28p/454g, 9p
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Mix everything except the jam together.
  • Grease your tin if not using silicone.
  • Spoon half the mixture into your baking tin and press well down with a spoon.
  • Spread over the jam
  • Spoon in the remaining half of mix and press well down again.
  • Bake at 180C/160C fan/gas 4 for 20 minutes
  • Click here to start a 20 minute timer

Notes

Costed at Asda October 2019
In line with current thinking, I've reduced the sugar in this recipe to half what it was. If you prefer a different taste, increase it back up again
You could add vanilla to this mix, or cinnamon, mixed spice or ginger
A layer of dried fruit would work, sultanas, chopped dried apple, dates or figs. I would put the dried fruit in a pan, add a good splash of water, and cook it down to a pulp.
If you have apples or pears from the garden, cook some down to a thick puree and use that
At Christmas time, a layer of mincemeat instead of jam would make a festive bake
If you prefer savoury flavours to sweet ones, all sorts of options would be easy to make too. A good layer of caramelised onions; buttery mashed carrot or parsnip; add sweet chilli sauce or my favourite Pataks aubergine pickle to the oats; or garlic, chilli and ginger; or 2 or 3 tblsps of a Pataks curry paste. How about actual leftover curry in the middle!
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Jammy Oat Bars, breakfast or a snack
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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