Healthier Oat and Jam Slices with Homemade Jam

Healthier Oat and Jam Slices with Homemade Jam

These healthier oat and jam slices were based on a recipe I made that was packed with butter and sugar. I wanted to see if I could get the same result when omitting some. I have to say that there was very little difference between the two.

The transformation involved a somewhat surprising ingredient – yoghurt! I halved the butter in the base and made up the difference with yoghurt. For the crunchy topping, I added more oats but reduced the sugar and butter content. I also introduced wholemeal flour into the recipe.

The yoghurt and wholemeal flour gives the base a firmer consistency but without losing the taste.  Although there were more oats and less butter and sugar in the topping, you couldn’t tell.

Healthier Oat and Jam Slices

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  • 70g (2/3 cup) plain flour (all-purpose)
  • 70g (1-2 cup) wholemeal flour
  • 50g (1/4 cup) butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt (I used vanilla, but you could use any)
  • 30g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 40g (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • Topping:
  • Homemade jam or any other jam (works great with raspberry, strawberry or fruits of the forest)
  • 90g (1 cup) oats
  • 40g (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 45g (3 tablespoons) butter (melted)


~ Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

~ Line a baking tin (I used one that was 27cm x 20cm - around 10 inches) with grease-proof paper.

~ Melt the butter and allow to cool.

~ In a bowl, mix the sugar, coconut and flour.

~ Mix the yoghurt with the butter and add to the dry ingredients, and stir until combined.

~ Pour the base mixture into the baking tin and press down with your fingers until it is even distributed.

~ Bake for around 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

~ In the meantime, mix the sugar and oats in a bowl. Melt the butter and combine with the sugar and oats.

~ When the base is ready, leave to cool for around five minutes and then spread the jam over the base. Top with the oat mixture.

~ Put back in the oven and bake for a further 15-20 minutes, until the topping is golden brown. Enjoy warm with some ice-cream or allow to cool and eat it as a cookie/biscuit. Enjoy!


 If you like oats, you will love these:

Swedish Bread Rolls with Oats

Gluten Free Chocolate Oat Cookie Cups

Chocolate Hobnobs (oat cookies)


Healthier Oat and Jam Slices with Homemade Jam

Healthier Oat and Jam Slices with Homemade Jam

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