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Strawberry Oatmeal Jam Bars

You’ll like these STRAWBERRY OATMEAL JAM BARS filled with delicious fruit jam and a crumbly brown sugar and butter oat streusel topping. Perfect to make for a quick breakfast or daytime snack.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

A delicious combination of strawberry and honey jam with a double oat and brown sugar, buttery streusel topping.

Crumbly Strawberry Oatmeal jam bars made with a delectable oat crust and topping and filled with Smucker’s® Fruit & Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread.  This breakfast bar boasts a superior taste, one that will be enjoyed over and over again.  Strawberry and oats make the perfect combination.  If you’re looking to take your taste buds to the next level, you will love this recipe!

Strawberry Oatmeal Jam Bars

Oatmeal jam bars are such a timeless classic recipe that can be enjoyed over and over again.

 I have fond memories baking all sorts of breakfast bars with my Nana in the kitchen when I was growing up.  It will forever be a go-to breakfast sweet that pairs great with coffee and tea.  Oatmeal jam bars have stood the test of time.

Oatmeal Bars

Breakfast bars are one of the easiest recipes to make.  I love a classic breakfast with fruit and warm buttery layers of pecan, brown sugar and oat topping. Of course, kids can help make this recipe as it’s always fun to blend the butter topping together with hands.

This recipe is great to make ahead of the time to eat it throughout the week.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it special. My mom has been making this recipe since I was little.  On the weekends, we’d wake up to the smell of this dish in the oven.  As we got older, we all took a part in making something special for weekend breakfasts together.

Strawberry Oatmeal Squares

 Now, it’s become a tradition in my home and it’s something our family looks forward to each week.  Such a classic recipe doesn’t need to change much but we do like to change the jam once in a while.  Right now, we’re loving Smucker’s® Fruit & Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread.  It’s naturally sweetened with honey and is beyond delicious.  Also, Smucker’s® Fruit & Honey Blueberry Lemon Fruit Spread is refreshing, too.  We love to use it around the holidays and in spring.

 Guys, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. This recipe uses a few ingredients and takes just a few minutes to put together.  The rest of the time it bakes in the oven.  Get a pot of coffee on, pour juice, and spend time with the family while they bake.  Fruit and oatmeal bars are a great way to add a new breakfast recipe into the mix.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

If you like these Oatmeal Jam Bars, try this my Cranberry Bliss Bars or Strawberry Fig Jam Bars, next. For more dessert bar recipes, try these Strawberries and Cream Bars.

Both these Lemon Bars and Cherry Bars are a hit, too.

Strawberry Oatmeal Jam Bars

Crumbly Strawberry Oatmeal jam bars made with a delectable oat crust and topping and filled with Smucker’s® Fruit & Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread. This breakfast bar boasts a superior taste, one that will be enjoyed over and over again.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast bars, jam bars, oatmeal bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 341kcal


  • ¾ cup cold butter (cut into pieces)
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ cup pecans (chopped – optional)
  • 9 ounces strawberry honey jam (or any flavor) (Smucker's® Fruit & Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread OR any jam flavor)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 9 pan with butter; set aside.
  • Slice cold butter into little pieces; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder and old fashioned oats.
    Add chopped pecans and cinnamon if using.
  • Whisk together until combined. Add sliced butter. Use a pastry blender to blend in the butter OR using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, turn on low and allow mixture to crumb together.
    Don't over mix the batter, you want the mixture to be crumbly.
  • Spread just enough dough mixture on the bottom to cover it and gently press it in.
  • Spread Smucker's® Fruit & Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread onto crust then gently press remaining oat topping over the jam.
  • Bake in oven for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool. Slice and serve.


Calories:341kcal | Carbohydrates:52g | Protein:3g | Fat:14g | Saturated Fat:3g | Sodium:195mg | Potassium:142mg | Fiber:2g | Sugar:28g | Vitamin A:507IU | Vitamin C:2mg | Calcium:47mg | Iron:1mg

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JM Smuckers. The opinions and text are all mine.


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    Medha ! Whisk & Shout
    10/12/2015 at 11:44 am

    Jam bars are the best and I love all the oats in these 🙂 Pinning!

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    10/24/2015 at 9:08 pm

    Jessica these oatmeal jam bars look fabulous. I like oats for their moisture. Very nice photographs too. Cheers….Mark

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    10/25/2015 at 9:52 am

    Oh, these look like a great breakfast! I love the texture oatmeal brings to things like this.

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      Jessica Knott
      02/16/2016 at 12:18 am

      Wish I had a few of these right now, Thanks, Mary!

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    10/26/2015 at 11:17 am

    5 stars
    Can totally imagine myself under blankets having these bars with a big cup of tea!

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    LaKisha Riddick
    11/08/2015 at 10:41 pm

    These look yummy! I know my kids will love them! I’ll save to Pinterest!

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    03/05/2020 at 2:46 pm

    5 stars
    These are flipping AMAZING. Out of this world good. I used regular Smuckers strawberry preserves. Can’t wait to make some for friends with new babies! I wonder if they freeze well? Maybe individually wrapped when cooled?

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      Jessica Knott
      05/05/2020 at 5:55 pm

      Yes, they freeze well. Flash freeze on a sheet pan for 30 minutes or until just hard then place them in a freezer bag or wrap up however many you’d normally eat over a day or two at a time.

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    04/06/2020 at 2:55 pm

    These look so good! Does it work well with other kinds of jam?

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      Jessica Knott
      05/05/2020 at 5:51 pm

      Yes! Substitute with any store-bought jam or homemade.

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    Nicole B.
    05/09/2020 at 1:48 pm

    5 stars
    Put about 1/3 of the mixture in the bottom otherwise you have a really thick top.

    (Could even make this in and 11×7 pan if you don’t have a 9×9)

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    05/20/2020 at 8:01 am

    5 stars
    Do we know the calories?

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      Jessica Knott
      07/04/2020 at 4:02 pm

      The post has been updated with the nutrition to reflect it.

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