Black Cherry Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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Oatmeal bars (or just oats in general) are great for boosting your energy and giving you a much-needed top up of fibre, known to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. And apart from being full of health-benefits, added with flavours of cinnamon and vanilla, these oatmeal bars make a tasty snack to eat on the go anywhere.


  • 2 sticks (226g) unsalted room temp butter
  • 2 x 2/3 cups of white sugar
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp grounded cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 big jar black cherry preserve


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF / 175ºC.
  2. Grease a baking pan (I used a 20 x 20 cm / 8 x 8 in) with butter and leave to the side.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together really well.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  5. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the baking pan.
  6. Spread the preserves over it in an even layer.
  7. Crumble the remaining mixture, with your hands, over the raspberry preserves.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  9. Cool completely before cutting.

If you can’t get hold of any Black Cherry preserve then it’s just as easy to make your own – if not easier as you don’t need to leave the house! All you need is pitted black cherries, sugar and lemon. Glaze the cherries with sugar and leave for a couple of hours then simmer on a low heat for 1 hour.

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Odlums Baked Oats by @Darrynsfood

odlums baked oats

Baked Oats by @Darrynsfood

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What you need:

  • 90g/3oz Odlums Porridge Oats
  • 1½ pot of toffee yogurt
  • 10g/½oz of Goodalls Vanilla Essence
  • 2 eggs
  • Handful of berries (optional)
  • Choc Shot (any flavour)
  • 1 tsp of Odlums baking powder

How to:

  1. Add all of your ingredients except for the berries, baking powder and choc shot, into a blender/nutribullet and blend until smooth.
  2. Add in your baking powder and stir by hand. Once done, pour half your mixture into a ramekin or bun casing.
  3. Pour a small amount of the choc shot on and you can either swirl the choc shot with the wet ingredients or add more mixture over the choc shot.
  4. Cook in the oven for 30mins at 350°F/180°C/Gas 4.

Baked Oats by @Darrynsfood