Better-for-you Baking: Make delicious gluten- & dairy-free Raspberry Jam Bars for your 4th of July party

Learn how to make delicious raspberry jam bars that are both gluten and dairy free, without compromising on that sweet summertime flavor! 

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California Live's Laila Muhammad gets a baking lesson from Loren Castle, founder and CEO of Sweet Loren’s.

Sweet Loren’s Raspberry Jam Bar Recipe

(Servings: 12)

Ingredients —

  • ½ cup seedless strawberry or raspberry jam (use low sugar jam if you’d like)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup (1 stick) plant-based butter, cold and cut in pieces
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1 1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions —

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 F. Line an 8x8” pan with parchment paper so all sides are lined for easy clean up.
  2. Stir jam and raspberries together in a small bowl.
  3. In a standing mixer, mix butter, flour, oats, sugars, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Mix on low until crumbly dough forms. If too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk of your choice just until crumbles form.
  4. Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the lined pan. Top with jam raspberry mixture. Then sprinkle the remaining dough on top as a crumble.
  5. Bake for around 40 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Let cool, then slice into 12 bars. Enjoy!
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