I think I could stay home all day and just make yummy treats. This would be fine if I didn't want to eat all the yummy treats that I made (my taste buds love it, my thighs do not). The reason I love baking so much is because I LOVE eating the things that I make. I have very little desire to make something that I don't like (my husband can attest to the fact that I have a long list of foods that I do not like). Well today I unexpectedly got the day off. Of course the thing I wanted to do most was make some yummy treats. I found this recipe in my recipe box and knew that this one was the winner for the day!
1 1/2 cups flour (I used 1 cup white whole wheat and 1/2 cup white flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups quick oats
3/4 cup butter
1 cup fruit jam (I used a mixture of homemade raspberry and strawberry jam)
Mix flour, baking powder, brown sugar and oats. Place flour mixture into a food processor. Cut the butter into slices approximately 1-2 tbs thick and add to the food processor. Pulse until all the butter is incorporated and is a crumb texture. Pat 2/3 mixture into a 13X9 inch pan. Spread jam over top. Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
I got this recipe from my good friend Matney. She calls them apricot bars because she uses apricot jam. I call them fruit bars because I like to use a variety of different jams. Regardless of the jam you use these are amazing. Thanks Matney for the great recipe!