1. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a mixing bowl; stir until crumbly. Place 2 cups (500 mL) mixture to the side; press remaining mixture into the bottom of a greased 13×9” baking pan.
  2. Spread preserves over the top; sprinkle with remaining oat mixture.
  3. Bake at 350°F for  (180°C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden; cool.
  4. Cut into squares.

Tips & Alternatives:

  • *You can use a little as 1-1/2 cup of jam but it is not as flavourful.
  • We recommend using a Freezer Jam recipe as it is high in flavour with less that half the sugar of a Certo jam
  • Your favorite fruit jam can also be used for this recipe. It definitely cuts down on preparation time too.
  • I prefer to use freezer jam; it is not as thick but has so much less sugar and tastes like ‘just picked’ field fresh fruit!