Enjoy this oatmeal and black raspberry jelly bars recipe. Mama Ann’s Morning Bars are a long-time and long-loved recipe in our family.
Morning bars are a family classic from my grandmother, Mama Ann.
One of those recipes we’ve come to expect her to always have at her house. My children beg for morning bars.
If I can’t make the bars right away then the children figure out some way to eat the black raspberry jelly on something.
We enjoyed these at the beach for breakfast one morning. Morning bars at the beach with a cup of coffee? Heaven.
Mama Ann’s Morning Bars Recipe with Oatmeal and Black Raspberry Jam
You can also double the recipe. The bars freeze nicely – then can be warmed in the microwave. We also make a gluten free version with the gluten free Bisquick mix.
*the jam can be hard to find at Walmart. Publix and Kroger usually have it.
Counting the blessings of family favorites. A recipe from the 2008 archives. Plus, counting these gifts:
- Boy haircuts.
- Giggling and swinging and oh so independent littlest boy.
- Sunday afternoons.
- Getting to walk through the Kennesaw Mountain field of flags in honor of 9/11 victims.
- A new week, a new start.
- Fun times with friends ahead.
“By myself I can do nothing.” John 5:30
- Morning bars on the menu.
Counting gifts 2681-2691.
-originally published September 2011
These bars look so yummy! I have some blackberry jam on hand to give them a try.
Vicki – thanks for the reminder on FB to use freshly ground soft white wheat. I’ve done that before and they turn out beautifully. Let me know how you like them!
All Things Beautiful says
Oh, yes! I used to make these raspberry oatmeal bars that were so good, but when we moved, I lost it and I have missed it. I think maybe this might be the recipe!! It is close anyway. I am going to try them and see. Either way they look wonderful. Thank you for posting it.
All Things Beautiful says
Oh, by the way, I tagged you for a homeschool meme. Pop on over and see.
Oh, so glad Phyllis! Clicking over to see. What fun…
Barb-Harmony Art Mom says
Making these tomorrow….bars and coffee on the back deck…almost as good as the beach. 🙂
I have very good memories of enjoying morning bars at the beach with Mama Ann. So, yes, almost as good. Especially with coffee on your deck 🙂
The Better Baker says
Sounds like the perfect match for my morning coffee. These sound awesome and I will be making them soon.
Enjoy! They are an all-time favorite!
HI! Can I use fresh black raspberries? Would I need to add some kind of liquid as berries are drier than jam? Hope to here from you soon…. picked 2 qts yesterday and need to use them fast! Thanks, Barb
Oh goodness Barb – I have honestly never tried that myself. It sounds delicious and would probably be fabulous though – and likely turn out more like a cobbler! Yum!
Amber W says
These are delicious! My family of 9 loves them. I used homemade apple butter in place of the jam.
I’m so happy to hear that!! What a great idea to use apple butter.