2 cups raspberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 11 x 7 inch baking pan.
Using a hand blender blend the raspberries until smooth. Mix in the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and set aside. (You can omit this step and use your favorite jam if you like)
Using a food processor, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, honey, butter, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Coarse or large crumbs are ideal.
Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture. Pour remaining crumb mixture into the pan and press down evenly.
Spread the raspberry mixture on top and spread out evenly.
Crumble the 1 1/2 cups of remaining crumb mixture evenly on top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Let cool and cut into squares. Enjoy!
*Strawberry, huckleberry, and strawberry rhubarb are also great fruits to use on these bars. Adjust granulated sugar amount according to the sweetness of the fruit you use.