Savor our Healthy Oatmeal Raspberry Bars! Excellent for breakfast or snacks, these bars are a fusion of sweet, tart, and healthful goodness.
Healthy Oatmeal Raspberry Bars - Oatmeal Raspberry Bars
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup raspberry preserves
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- First of all, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.
- Then take a large bowl and combine oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- Pour in melted butter and mix until crumbly.
- Press two-thirds of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Spread the raspberry preserves over the crust, followed by fresh raspberries.
- Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the raspberries and top with chopped walnuts.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars.
Pair the Healthy Oatmeal Raspberry Bars with Other Dishes
Muesli and Yogurt Parfait: Layers of muesli, yogurt, and fresh fruits offer a creamy and crunchy texture that complements the dense, fruity flavor of the raspberry bars.
Smoothie Bowls: A colorful smoothie bowl made with berries, banana milk shake, and a splash of almond milk, topped with granola, coconut flakes, and chia seeds, can be a delightful companion dish.
Chia Seed Pudding: This healthy Chia Seed Pudding, flavored with vanilla or coconut, is an excellent side, offering a contrasting texture to the oatmeal bars.
Whole Wheat Raspberry Pancakes: Keeping the raspberry theme, light and fluffy pancakes can be a heartier pairing. Drizzle with maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Avocado Toast: A savory contrast, toasted whole-grain bread topped with mashed avocado, a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and chili flakes can balance the sweetness of the bars.
Egg White Omelette: Packed with veggies like spinach, tomatoes, and bell peppers, an egg white omelette can bring in the protein and savory elements to the meal.
Herbal Teas: Raspberry leaf tea, chamomile, or herbal green tea can be soothing to accompany the oatmeal bars.
When pairing dishes with the Healthy Oatmeal Raspberry Bars, the idea is to complement or contrast the flavors and textures while maintaining a balanced profile. Depending on the occasion – breakfast, brunch, dessert, or snack time – you can choose from the above options to curate a delightful meal experience.