Friday, April 25, 2014

Fruit and Oat Squares

Fruit and Oat Squares

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup apricot, cherry or other fruit flavor preserves


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in medium bowl; mix well. Add butter; stir with fork until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Spread preserves over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.

YIELD Makes 16 servings


  1. Hi there Hope! These look yummy! They look just like something that I would enjoy for breakfast. Thank you for sharing with us the recipe!

    I hope you are having a good weekend. We're expecting bad weather - I don't much care for bad weather - although it is rather interesting. :) Hugs!

  2. And I forgot to say, I LOVE your header!!! Your artwork is just delightful, and the way you have it with the title of your blog, the rose and little bird off the edges...clearly, you have talent and skills! :)

    1. Hello Mrs. Smith,

      Oh yes, such weather can be interesting, perhaps a little exciting, but also very worrisome. I do hope the weather has not caused any damage for you.

      We have been having perfectly wonderful spring weather, but I hear it's going to warm up quite a bit this week.

      I am so happy to know that you like my header. I really appreciate your kind encouragement.

      So wonderful to see you here!
      :) Hope