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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Ingredients

    Base
  • 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)

Directions

~ 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!

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 If you like oats, you will love these:

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Chocolate Hobnobs (oat cookies)

 

Healthier Oat and Jam Slices with Homemade Jam

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