Raspberry Oatmeal Bars from Small Changes Big Benefits by Flavour with Benefits

In Flavour with Benefits: France, this recipe is included. Using this snack, you can make small changes and receive big benefits. 

These are easy raspberry bars you can make as a go to snack. On your whole food plant based journey, this is a fast healthy recipe that you can make and substitute any fruit you choose. This video will help you from start to finish each step.

Recipe below:

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

This recipe is easy and fun for the entire family. It is very healthy and fully plant-based and oil-free. It might be an interesting one to try with children to teach them about good nutrition and baking. It has zero cholesterol, and the oats give a great dose of fiber and some protein. They are also high in vitamins C and K which help the immune system and bones and an added benefit is manganese, an important trace mineral.

Yield: 12 bars
Total Time: 45 minutes
Equipment: mixing bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoons, 9x9’ non-stick pan, parchment paper


Dry Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour  or white whole wheat flour

½ cup all-purpose flour (or substitute whole wheat flour)

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats

½ cup coconut sugar

½ tsp ground nutmeg or mace

½ cup of unsweetened coconut (optional)

Wet Ingredients:

½ cup water

2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons of ground golden flax seed and 4 tablespoons water, mix and set aside for 5 minutes to set up)

Last Ingredient:

6 ounces of fresh or frozen raspberries (see note)


Preheat oven to 350°F

Line 9X9 inch pan with parchment paper or use a non-stick pan without parchment paper. If using parchment paper, allow paper to hang over edges of the pan. This allows you to remove it easily after baking.

Mix all dry ingredients together and whisk to mix.

Add water and flax eggs and mix thoroughly. It will form a moist dough; a little sticky is ok. 

Take half of the dough from the bowl and spread it into the bottom of the pan. Note: a little bit of plastic wrap can be used to form the dough more easily. It is fun to spread it. Try to get it as even as possible. It will bake more evenly that way. Be sure to remove the plastic wrap after spreading the dough. 

Place fresh raspberries in a bowl and mash them until pureed. Spread raspberry puree over the dough trying to cover all of it.

Note: if using frozen raspberries, you can gently defrost the raspberries first in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then gently break them apart and spread the mixture over the dough.

Crumble rest of dough over the top of the raspberries, trying to cover the raspberries as much as possible 

Bake 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes before lifting from the pan, if using parchment paper.  Transfer to cooling rack, if desired. 

Allow to cool completely before cutting into 12 even sized bars. Age for a few hours makes the bars softer if desired.


Nutrition (Per Serving): 1 bar




2.5 g

Saturated Fat

1.2 g


0 mg


30.8 g


2.9 g


3.3 g


12.1 g


21 mg