Wednesday, March 14, 2012


How's your week, so far? Hope it's going by smoothly.

I fell completely off the non-wheat wagon with this one. It makes me happy, to be honest. ;) I've packaged them up because I do plan on sharing, and why not package them up?  

Raspberry Oat Bars - makes one 9x13 inch pan

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup pecans
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cold and chopped
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cups of raspberry jam
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries

Preheat oven to 350f/180c. Line pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the flour, oats, pecans, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Add chopped butter and and egg. Mix until combined. Don't over mix. Press about half the mixture into the pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a light golden colour. Allow to cool on wire rack.

In a small bowl, mix together the jam, lemon zest and cinnamon. Fold in the raspberries. Spread over top of  bottom layer/crust. Sprinkle the remainder of the flour and oat mixture over top. Bake for about 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Voila!

Enjoy your day! Back soon.


Melissa said...

Those look really good.

elisa said...

i think the children would give me an award if i made these for them! wrapped up in paper? and a second award for making up for all those times i wouldn't buy them packaged food ;)


the southern hostess said...

I can practically taste that gooey raspberry yumminess! These look delicious!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Your styling is so spot on here, Janis (well, let's face it, it is always spot on!) but especially so here - LOVE!

Gwyn said...

I am deffo making these Janis, yum! You made them look nearly too pretty to eat, but I won't have to worry about that ;)

Anonymous said...

These look so delicious. Especially on a day like this with all the rain/snow/rain/coldness.

emilie said...

These look wonderful! I have a BF that's addicted to anything with oatmeal and fruit. I'm going to make these for him this weekend!


Pinecone Camp said...

Elisa, I think you already deserve an award with all the fun things you do with your kids!

Southern Hostess, it's all the butter that makes them extra special. ;)

Will, merci! Propping and shooting food is so much fun.

Missing Goat said...

I tried making these a few months ago - they were a total disaster..and now I know why. They didn't say to bake the bottom first! Now I know why the whole bar was more like granola with jam mixed in. I think that is a big step to miss in a recipe! So, thanks, now I will try again.
We still ate the whole pan of bars - it was a mess, but good.

Callie Grayson said...

Oh my, these look worth falling off that wagon.
And your styling is gorgeous, how pretty they are all wrapped and ready to go.

Helene @ Homebound said...

Janis, i'm just in love with your baked posts. these oat bars look stunning {but then all things in your photos do}, lovely styling as always. have a lovely day. xo, Helene

Jenzie said...

Looks delicious! and GORGEOUS photography!

Vintage Home said...

kinda looks like it would be worth going off the wagon for!

megan said...

thanks for the recipe and lovely pics janis! today's google foods for me (new thing i'm trying) were pecans and raspberries and voila! these turned out really well, now i must cut them up and share lest i eat the entire tray.

Jen said...

Hi.. Stumbled across your blog today via poppytalk - these look amazing, and pretty good to try with my boys too, they will LOVE them. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Hands said...


A friend just recommended me to your site, Absolutely gorgeous, and your photos are stunning. I love your food styling techniques. And your recipes seem to mesh well with my palate. Excited by the great find:)

Pinecone Camp said...

Missing Goat, now you know the secret - bake the bottom first. ;)

Megan, I'm happy you tried them out! Don't eat them all yourself. Ha, ha.

Callie, half the fun is dressing them up!

Jen, I'm happy you stumbled upon my blog. Nice to meet you!

Heather, thanks so much. I hope you try out some of the recipes!

Danielle Hardy said...

ahhh so these are those delightful treats you were tweeting about. I would have fallen off the wagon too ;) yummmmmmy

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

there is nothing better than fresh raspberries. wish i could grow them!

have a relaxing weekend darl xx

le_third said...

my of my these look AMAZING !! le xox

greenbeen said...

It's been a while since I have had a cance to visit yor blog... Such a beautiful job you do! Really gorgeous. Dayle

Laura Bear said...

Oh my bookmarking this one... Wish i had one for the morning. And I think I like the packaging just as much as the ideas of eating them. Yum!

Emily (new York, NY) said...

Ohhh those look delish! Beautifulll photos!!

Plane Jayne said...

Thank you for sharing these delicious morsels. I made them to take camping with us and they were a hands down hit! I would make these again in a heartbeat.
Thank you.

Dani said...

Thank you so much for this great recipe! I'll make these bars as a give away! The fotos look fantastic!