This Peanut Butter Oatmeal bar recipe blurs the line between dessert and breakfast. It is filled with sweet and tart raspberry jam which compliments the peanut butter so perfectly. This recipe is not only healthy and so easy to make, but also vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

Grab a healthy peanut butter oatmeal bar as the best dessert, satisfying make-ahead breakfast, or a quick afternoon pick-me-up snack. Our childhood favorite Peanut Butter Jelly is having a healthy make-over!

I’m definitely on a peanut butter kick lately. I am usually an almond butter type of gal., but I guess our taste buds change every 7 years.

Don’t get me wrong, almond butter is still my main squeeze. In fact, it makes a perfect alternative for this recipe if you are intolerant to peanut butter.


Simple Ingredients to make these Peanut Butter Oatmeal bars

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

Step by step instructions on how to make vegan dessert bars filled with peanut butter and jelly. First picture has dairy free milk and spices. Second picture has oats and cinnamon added to the mixture.

All you need are 6 simple ingredients:

1. Gluten Free Rolled Oats (old fashioned)

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 like Vitamix so you can get really fine flour.

2. Peanut Butter

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

3. Raspberry Jam (jelly)

Four pieces of dessert bars are stacked on to of each other, topped with fresh berries. You can clearly see the layers of dairy-free oatmeal crumble, homemade raspberry jelly and rich peanut butter crunch.

I used my homemade Raspberry Chia Jam (you can find this 2-ingredient recipe Here). My other favorite is Spread the love raspberry jam. It is such a clean product and only sweetened by cane sugar (not sponsored, I just love this brand).

4. Maple Syrup

We are not talking about auntie Jane’s breakfast syrup here, which is essentially made with high fructose corn syrup. Not saying it’s not delicious, there are just too many fillers and preservatives in it.

5. Frozen or fresh raspberries

Use what’s in season or what you have on hand

6. Coconut oil


Why I love these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

There are nine squares of breakfast bars shot from above. You can see deep red jam through the golden crisp gluten-free oatmeal crumble.
  • Nutty, Sweet, Gooey, Crumbly
  • Healthy Makeover 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!

This is a two stop picture of how to make the base crust for a gluten-free oatmeal bake. The first picture is before it goes in the oven and the second when it has been baked to golden perfection.

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.

And the crumble on top are so crispy and crumbly.



Substitution for Peanut Butter

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

There is a tall tower of vegan breakfast bars filled with peanut butter and chis seed fruit jam. The healthy snack is topped with fresh raspberries

On the other hand, peanut butter has a distinct taste. So it is usually a love or hate relationship. Here I have a few alternatives to peanut butter in this recipe, in case you are on the hate team or are allergic to peanuts.

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

Similarly, Sunflower butter may also be a love or hate relationship for you. It has a very different taste. But I love it! And it is nut free. So if you are allergic to nuts or just looking for a change, I highly recommend giving it a try. It is a game changer for me.

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.

There is a fork digging into a healthy breakfast PB&J bar. Thees easy to make oatmeal bars are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar.

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

You can enjoy these healthy PB&J as breakfast, dessert, or snack. They are so healthy and super 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?

Ooo also I look forward to seeing your creations! You can use “Tried it” on Pinterest or share onInstagram by tagging #shuangyseasts

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.

Here are some other dessert for breakfast recipe ideas you may like:

1. Paleo Gooey Banana Bread

2. Flourless Sweet Potato Brownie (Sugar Free)

3. No Bake Raspberry Chocolate Bars

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Get the recipe:Peanut Butter Oatmeal bars

This healthy peanut butter oatmeal bars are the perfect recipe for breakfast and dessert! It is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and super easy to make. 
5 stars (3 reviews)


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 
  • Bake 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
A stack of Peanut Butter and Jelly bars topped with fresh raspberries and min leaves.