Chia Berry Jam Oat Bars Recipe

Crumbly bars with a fresh berry jam centre. Perfect for a quick breakfast or mid-morning snack.



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes


Makes 16 bars

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup SPAR rolled oats
  • 1 cup SPAR whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup SPAR brown sugar
  • ½ cup SPAR butter
  • ¼ cup SPAR maple flavoured syrup or SPAR honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste

For the chia seed jam

  • 1½ cups frozen SPAR mixed berries
  • 2 Tbsp SPAR honey or sugar
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

Recipe Method

For the jam

  1. Let the berries defrost and soften slightly then puree them in a blender or food processor.
  2. Stir in the honey and chia seeds.
  3. Place in the refrigerator.

For the oat bars

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. Rub the butter into the dry mixture. Then add the honey or syrup and vanilla paste to bring the dough together.
  4. Keep aside about ½ cup of crumble.
  5. Press the rest of the dough into the bottom of a 20cm x 20cm baking dish, that is lined with parchment paper.
  6. Spread the chia berry jam on top of the cookie layer and crumble the reserved cup oat mixture in small bits on top.
  7. Pop the bars in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  8. When they are golden and done, let the bars cool for at least 30 minutes before gently removing them from the pan.
  9. Slice into 16 bars and serve.

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