Make these pretty, lightly sweet raspberry chia oatmeal bars for a nutritious start to your day. Sweet raspberry chia jam delivers a healthy balance of omega-3 fatty acids and calcium while a nutty oatmeal base packs in fiber and protein.

Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 45 min

Raspberry Chia Oatmeal Bars
Copyright Recipe © 2019 Woodland Foods



  1. In a stainless small pot, add the raspberries and 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Simmer on low until berries break up, about 5 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp toasted organic white chia seeds, stir, and simmer another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Take 1 cup of the almonds, 3 cups of oats, 1 Tbsp coconut sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt and process in food processor until ground to a coarse flour. Place in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, mix the 3 Tbsp cold water with 1 Tbsp chia seeds until thick. Add the banana and mash together.

  3. Heat 1/3 cup of coconut oil with 2 Tbsp maple syrup in a small pot. Add the coconut oil mixture to the chia/banana mixture and stir well. A slightly thick dough should form.

  4. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper and spread the dough evenly. Spread the chia jam over this.

  5. Take the remaining 1/2 cup of almonds and 1/2 cup of oatmeal, and puree in a food processor until a coarse streusel topping is achieved. Do not over mix.