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Vegan Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Almond Squares

  • Author: Allison


These vegan strawberry oatmeal almond squares are healthy enough for breakfast and snacks, yet indulgent enough for dessert- especially when served warm with a scoop of ice cream.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates (the softer, the better)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup jam of choice (depending on how jammy you like it)*


  1. Line a 8×8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving overhang so that the square can be lifted out later. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add the rolled oats to a food processor fitted with the ‘S’ blade. Process until a coarse flour forms. Add the almonds and process until coarsely ground.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor: Dates, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil, shredded coconut, chia, and water. Process until a dough that sticks together when pressed between your fingers forms.
  4. Reserve 1 cup of the dough for topping. (Just crumble the dough into a 1 cup measuring cup.)
  5. Crumble the remaining oat almond dough into the prepared baking pan. Lightly wet your hands and press the dough firmly down into an even layer in the dish. With a fork, poke several holes in the crust. Parbake this crust for 10 minutes.
  6. Spoon the jam over top of the pre-baked crust and spread into an even layer.
  7. Crumble the reserved 1 cup of dough over top of the jam.
  8. Place back in the oven and bake for 15 more minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the square to cool before slicing into 9-12 squares. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, or in the refrigerator for at least a week.


*You can use store-bought jam or homemade chia seed jam.

Keywords: vegan strawberry jam oatmeal squares