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5 from 3 votes

Raspberry Walnut Squares

These raspberry walnut squares are incredibly quick & easy to make and with their crumbly, nutty, oaty layers & tangy, lip smacking raspberry jam, they are hard to resist!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 9 squares
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Melanie McDonald

Ingredients

  • 180g | 2 cups rolled oats
  • 115g | 1 cup spelt flour (you may sub wholewheat flour but spelt gives marginally better results)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed (you may sub ground chia seeds )
  • 46g | 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 90g | 3/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 100g | 1/2 cup sugar (coconut sugar gives the best results but you can sub any other granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 9 tablespoons water
  • 120mls | 1/2 cup coconut oil in liquid form (see recipe note)
  • 325g | 1 cup good quality raspberry jam or raspberry chia jam

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Line an 8x8 pan with baking parchment leaving enough paper around the edges to use as lifting handles.
  • Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl
  • Stir in the liquid coconut oil until well combined.
  • Add the water and stir well. You will have a moist crumbly mixture. You can add one more tablespoon of water if it seems too dry.
  • Pour about ⅔  of the mixture into your tin and press down really, really well until it is compacted and level. You can use a spatula or your hands.
  • Spread the raspberry jam over the base evenly.
  • Now use your hands and sprinkle the remaining oaty mixture loosely over the top. Little gaps over the jam are fine.
  • Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until just starting to go golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely in the pan.
  • Remove from the pan using the excess paper to lift it out.
  • Cut into 9 squares. Don't attempt to cut them up until they are completely cool as they will fall apart.

Notes

If you don't mind a slightly coconutty flavour you can use unrefined coconut oil . If you prefer no coconut flavour then use refined coconut oil . Both work the same and give great results. Store the squares in an air tight container in the fridge. They will keep well for up to 10 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1square | Calories: 490kcal | Protein: 8.3g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 189mg | Fiber: 6.4g | Sugar: 30g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.4mg