Happy Friday, loves! Hope you have a great weekend planned! Me and the hubby will be off to the beach tomorrow, but before we take off for our day in the sun we will have a cup of coffee and a raspberry streusel bar! They are great for breakfast or a sweet treat after dinner. They are quick and easy to make, and they are delicious!
You can have fun changing the ingredients around, if you’d like. I used milk chocolate chips, but you can try semi chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or even mix two kinds. You could try dark brown sugar for a more intense flavor, or try a different type of fruit (or jam) like blueberries, blackberries, ect. That’s the beauty of baking – make it your own!
Ingredients1 1/4 cup quick oats (I only had rolled oats on hand, but a quick spin in the food processor and I had quick oats!) 1 1/4 cup flour (I prefer oat flour, but used all purpose this time) 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 stick of butter softened or melted 1 cup raspberry jam, preserves, or frozen berries (I used frozen, so it wouldn’t be too sweet) 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in butter until mixture is crumbly.Reserve 1 cup of mixture, set aside. Press remaining mixture into bottom of an 8 in square pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. After removing pan from the oven spread raspberries evenly over crust to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the chocolate chips. Combine remaining crumb mixture and remaining chocolate chips, sprinkle on top of raspberries, pressing lightly into fruit.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown.Enjoy! These also freeze well, so feel free to make a double batch and freeze for future cravings!