Berry Oat Shortbread Bars

Buttery, crunchy, and perfectly sweet. These berry oat shortbread bars with a crunchy oat crumble topping, berry filling, and shortbread base are the ultimate summer treat.

berry oat shortbread bars

These bars are a delicious combination of a berry crumble and shortbread. They have a buttery, soft oat shortbread base smothered in a sweet berry jam then topped with a crunchy oat and walnut crumble.

These bars would pair just right with your sunny picnic meal or outdoor summer BBQ. Honestly, perfect for any time of year.

Feel free to get creative with the filling and sub for other berries or fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, mango, etc).

berry oat shortbread bars

These bars contain simple ingredients.

The shortbread consists of almond flour, oat flour, baking soda and powder, salt, vegan butter, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.

The berry filling contains four ingredients: mixed frozen berries, maple syrup, corn starch, and chia seeds.

Lastly, the crumble topping has: walnuts, oats, vegan butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon.

Sound delicious?

berry oat shortbread bars

To make these bars, start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.

Combine all shortbread ingredients in a food processor until the mixture starts to come together. You should be able to press it between your hands. Press mixture into the bottom of the preparing baking dish in an even layer. Prick several times with a fork. Bake for 12 minutes until light golden brown.

While the shortbread is baking, prepare the jam filling. Whisk together all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes until thickened and jam-like. Let jam cool for 15 minutes before spreading in an even layer over the shortbread.

In a small mixing bowl, combine all crumble ingredients. Sprinkle over jam filling. Bake for 15 minutes until the top is light golden brown. Allow bars to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

Enjoy!

berry oat shortbread bars

These Berry Oat Shortbread Bars are…

  • Buttery and crunchy
  • Perfectly sweetened
  • Gluten-free and vegan
  • Oh so delicious

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berry oat shortbread bars
Berry Oat Shortbread Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Buttery, crunchy, and perfectly sweet. These berry oat shortbread bars with a crunchy oat crumble topping, berry filling, and shortbread base are the ultimate summer treat.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: berry oat shortbread bars, gluten-free, vegan
Servings: 6 bars
Author: Taavi Moore
Ingredients
Shortbread
  • 1 ½ cups (169g) almond flour
  • ½ cup (42g) rolled oats
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp melted vegan butter (or sub melted coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (or sub coconut sugar)
Berry Jam Filling
  • 3 cups (465g) mixed frozen or fresh berries
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp corn starch sub arrowroot or tapioca
  • ¼ cup (44g) chia seeds
Crumble
  • 1 cup (130g) walnuts
  • ½ cup (44g) rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp melted vegan butter (or sub melted coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×10 baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. In a food processor, add all shortbread ingredients. Pulse until combined. You should be able to press mixture together with your hands. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish in an even layer. Prick the shortbread a few times with a fork. Bake for 12 minutes.

  3. While shortbread is baking, prepare the jam filling. To a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together all ingredients. Let jam come to a low simmer then cook for 5-6 minutes until thickened and jam like. Let cool for 15 minutes. Spread in an even layer on the shortbread.

  4. In a food processor, pulse together all crumble ingredients until combined. Sprinkle crumble on top of the jam filling. Bake for 22-25 minutes until top is light golden brown. Allow bars to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

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2 Comments

  1. Jessa
    May 2, 2021 / 7:57 am

    Hey! Can you sub the almond flour? ,🙂

    • healthienut
      Author
      May 4, 2021 / 8:35 pm

      Yes, you can sub for all-purpose or gluten-free all-purpose flour 🙂 but you may need to add more melted coconut oil.

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