Oatmeal Jam Bars (adapted from A Little Nosh, original recipe from Rachel Ray)
Makes on 8x8 square pan
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup plus 2 T brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
6 T unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup jam (I used strawberry-black pepper jam)
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment.
2. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, salt, and cardamom. Cut in the butter. Mix in the rolled oats with your hands until the mixture is relatively uniform with some chunks of butter remaining.
3. Tip about 2/3 of the mixture into the prepared pan. Press down with your fingers to create a crust. Evenly spread the jam over the crust. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the jam.
4. Bake 25 minutes or so until the oats begin to brown.
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