This Peanut Butter Jelly Oatmeal bar recipe is the perfect dessert for breakfast. It is filled with sweet and tart raspberry jam which compliments the peanut butter so perfectly. This recipe is vegan, refined sugar free and easy to make.

Your childhood favorite Peanut Butter Jelly is having a healthy make-over in bar form.

Simple Ingredients to make these Oatmeal bars

The ingredients you will need for this Peanut Butter Oatmeal bar recipe are simple and accessible.

All you need are 6 simple ingredients:

1. Gluten Free Rolled Oats (old fashioned) and Oat Flour

Blend one cup of the oats into oat flour. You could either blend it yourself or purchase oat flour. If you are blending yourself, I recommend using a high-speed blender to get fine flour.

2. Peanut Butter

Look for the ones that only have one ingredient, peanuts.

3. Berry Jam

I used my homemade Raspberry Chia Jam with mixed berries(you can find this 2-ingredient recipe Here).

4. Maple Syrup

Use pure maple syrup without added sugar.

6. Coconut oil

Why I love these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

  • Nutty, Sweet, Gooey, Crumbly
  • Healthier version of our childhood favorite PB&J
  • Versatile enough to enjoy any time of the day

Easy Crust for Oatmeal Bar Recipe

I love this crust for any pies and bars. You can basically make endless of variations!

But I have always been intimated of making the crust myself.

However, this Peanut Butter oatmeal crumble bar crust is so easy. Trust me, my attention span is too short to come up with any recipes overly complicated anyway.

You only need to toss all the ingredients together in a bowl. And voila! You have both the crust base and the crumble on top.

Even better? The crust base is so chewy.

Make the Berry Chia Jam, you can find the full recipe here .

Assemble the bars now:


Substitution for Peanut Butter

When it comes to nut butter, I always think that the flavors of cashew and almond butter are comparably mild.

If you want to try this recipe but cannot or do not eat peanut butter, try these three options:

  1. Almond Butter
  2. Cashew Butter
  3. Sunflower Seed Butter

What Other Flavors Work Instead Of Raspberry?

Honestly, any berry will do! I love blueberries in the summer time, as well as blackberries. You could even try using frozen peaches or apricots for a fun twist!

If you want to switch up the peanut butter for a different type of nut butter, try almond or cashew! If you have a nut allergy, you can always try sun butter in its place instead. Add a little cinnamon or nutmeg to your crust mixture to make it feel like a summer crumble!

Tips for Making the Best Version of These Vegan PB&J Bars

Make sure you allow your crust to cool before adding on your peanut butter and jelly! You don’t want the peanut butter sliding around all over the crust if it is still too warm.

Make sure you keep an eye on your 2 ingredient chia seed jam while it is on the stove. So many time I have taken my eyes off my stove for just a couple minutes too long and ended up with a burnt mess, so don’t do that!

If you like this Vegan PB&J bars treat, go ahead and check out my Maple Walnut Banana Bread Bars and my Apple Pie Crumble Bars.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Peanut Butter Jam Time… Peanut Butter Jelly… Okay sorry, I just had to. This whole time writing this post, that song has been stuck in my head.

Last but not least, scroll down to check out the full instructions. I promise these peanut butter jelly oatmeal crumble bars won’t disappoint.

You can enjoy these PB&J as breakfast, dessert, or snack. They are kid-friendly too!

Even better, it makes a great Mother’s Day surprise. Impress your mama for Mother’s Day with these. Remember how many PB&J she made you?


A stack of PB&J Oatmeal Crumble Bars. The best kind of peanut butter oatmeal bars that's easy to make and healthy for you.

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Get the recipe:PB&J Oatmeal bars {Vegan}

These chewy peanut butter jelly oatmeal bars are the perfect recipe for breakfast and dessert! It is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and super easy to make. 
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Wet Ingredient

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Dry Ingredient

  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  • 1 cup raspberry jam


  • Preheat the Oven to 350 F
  • Set 1/4 cup of the peanut butter aside. Then mix all the wet ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  • Add all the dry ingredients to the same mixing bowl, oats, oat flour and baking soda. Mix everything well to form a dough. (Use your hand if needed)
  • Spray down a 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper
  • Add 3/4 of the "oats" dough and press down firmly with your hands. This will be the Crust layer
  • Bake the crust layer for 10 minutes. Then take it out of the oven and let it cool.
  • While the crust makes, you can whip up a homemade Raspberry Chia Jam (Find the recipe here). Or you can use store bought Raspberry Jam.
  • Once the crust layer cools a little bit (~10 minutes), spread the rest 1/4 cup of PB evenly on top of the crust layer. Then spread the raspberry jam on top..
  • Lastly, Crumble up the rest of the dough evenly on top and add a handful of frozen raspberry, and bake for 25 minutes..
  • Let it cool completely. Cut into squares. Enjoy!
Serving: 1bar, Calories: 270kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 70mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

Peanut Butter Jelly Oatmeal Baked Breakfast bars are stacked on top of each other. You can see the layers of homemade raspberry jam between layers of crumbly oatmeal crisp