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Wholesome Hearty Oatmeal Jam Slice

Updated on September 18, 2014

Baking in The Fall

Baking on cold wet days during the holiday season gave us something to do as there was to be no playing out side due to the weather.

Watching Mum whilst she worked, huddled around the kitchen table, waiting for our share of what was left in the mixing bowl or on the wooden spoon, filled in the time, learning a lot watching the cooking take place before us, with the warmth of the oven and smells of baking.

This simple recipe is based on one of my mothers. Nothing fancy but very wholesome.

A rich, rather filling slice, which I have modified to make it into a healthy option to be served as an afternoon cake/slice or even a pudding.

Hope you enjoy!

Oats and Jam
Oats and Jam

With this recipe I have changed some ingredients from what was used in my mothers day, adding extra dried fruit and hopefully using an organic or homemade jam if you can get your hands on it.

My mother used to use strawberry jam but I have a taste for blueberry .

Served as a slice with a cuppa or as a pudding with yogurt, ice cream or a dollop of cream.


  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • t teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cup of chopped dates and raisins or any other dried fruit of you choice
  • I1/2 cups instant oats
  • 11/2 cups jam of choice


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees
  2. Grease and line 23 x 33 cm baking tin
  3. Mix dried ingredients well and add melted butter
  4. Add half the mixture into baking tin
  5. Warm jam slightly and spread evenly over oatmeal mixture in pan
  6. Add remaining oatmeal ingredients
  7. Bake for 30 mins or until bubbly around the edges
  8. Put aside to cool, remove from tin and cut into slices
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Here is a similar recipe - Oatmeal Jam Cookie Bars.

Baking With Oats

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Oat and Jam Slice
Oat and Jam Slice

© 2011 Julia M S Pearce

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great recipe and I would love to give this one a try.

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      This recipe sounds almost like the date squares my mom made when I was a kid. Oh my gosh how I loved those.

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      5 years ago

      I think I'll make this one. Sounds delicious.

    • JoyfulReviewer profile image


      7 years ago

      Congratulations on your lens being chosen to be featured on the Fall Harvest Fest monsterboard. Have bookmarked this page into my recipes folder.

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I printed the recipe,as I'm sure Bob and I will love this slice. Thanks.

    • seashell2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Sounds and looks delicious!

    • SaintFrantic profile image


      7 years ago

      The one thing I would change is the butter but otherwise great recipe.Thanks.

    • LyricalVenus profile image


      7 years ago

      yum yum! Looks great! Is your oven temperature in degrees Celsius?

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      It sounds terrific. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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      7 years ago

      Looks delicious! This is a great idea!

    • TeacherRenee profile image


      7 years ago

      I love oats and normally just stick with oatmeal, so reading this was very informative. Thanks.


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