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These Raspberry Crumble Oat Bars are made using fresh raspberries and yummy chocolate chips. Simple, fast, and delicious!
I love the crumble of these oat bars. So much. They take me back to when I was a kid, sitting and eating homemade treats. This is part of the reason why I love baking up homemade crumble bars and other desserts because it’s a tradition that I want to pass on.
The other great part of this snack bar recipe is the taste of the fresh raspberries. I’m a HUGE fan of adding in fruit and other healthy ingredients and this recipe makes certain to do just that.
Even though there are a few steps to this recipe, the end result is totally worth it. You can decide to serve these up for breakfast or have them be a super simple dessert, too.
What can I use besides peanut butter in this recipe?
If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, just swap it out for different nut butter. Almond butter is always a great choice and cashew butter is perfect, too. And if you want to really add some sweetness, you can forgo any type of health benefits and just add in cookie butter instead.
Can you use frozen raspberries instead of fresh raspberries?
I would highly recommend using only fresh raspberries for this dessert for the flavor aspect and also because frozen tends to release a lot of extra liquid. If you have to use frozen, you can but fresh raspberries make these Raspberry Crumble Oat Bars turn out so much better. Just make sure to drain out the extra frozen raspberry juices.
Raspberry Crumble Oat Bars – Ingredients
Just grab the list of simple ingredients to get started.
2 cups rolled oats
½ Cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
2 large ripe bananas
1 cup raspberries
½ Cup chocolate chips
½ Cup all-purpose flour (or 1:1 gluten-free flour)
2 tablespoon raw cane sugar
½ Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)
½ Cup semi-sweet chocolate (chocolate chips, or chocolate bar)
How to store leftover bars
Put in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Make certain to have the kids join in on the cooking fun! There are several easy steps to make these oat bars and they can be a part of all of them!
Raspberry Crumble Oat Bars
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 cup raspberries
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup all-purpose flour (or 1:1 gluten-free flour)
- 2 tablespoon raw cane sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate (chocolate chips, or chocolate bar)
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large mixing bowl add the rolled oats, peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate chips. Mix well using a spoon or electric blender. If bananas are to firm use a fork to mash them down and then mix whole batter well.
- Take mixture and place in a lightly oiled or parchment paper lined 8x8 cooking dish.
- Spread raspberries on top evenly.
- In a separate large mixing bowl add the ingredients for the crumble topping (flour, sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, and optional oil). Mix well. The crumble should be “crumbly” where it is in small to clumps of various sizes.
- Sprinkle crumble mix on top of raspberries and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Set aside and let cool.
- While the raspberry crumble is baking take the chocolate (chocolate chips, chocolate bar) and melt by using either a heat-tolerant bowl inside a pan that is a quarter filled. Place on medium heat and stir often until chocolate begins to melt. The other method is to place in a microwavable bowl and place in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time stirring after each interval. When the chocolate is melted drizzle over the crumble topping in a diagonal design.
- Serve and enjoy!