Indulge your sweet cravings while staying mindful of your wellness goals with these delightful Weight Watchers Blackberry Jam Bars. A perfect balance of sweetness and nutrition, these bars are a testament to the idea that wholesome treats can be a part of your wellness journey.
The base and topping of these bars are a symphony of flavors and textures, combining old-fashioned oats, all-purpose flour, light brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla extract. The result is a crumbly and buttery layer that provides the perfect foundation for the star of the show – a luscious blackberry jam filling.
The blackberry jam, chosen with a consideration for reduced sugar or sugar-free options, adds a burst of natural sweetness and fruity richness. As the bars bake to golden perfection, the aroma of oats and berries fills the kitchen, promising a delightful treat.
Each bite of these bars offers a harmonious blend of textures – the crumbly oat goodness of the crust and topping contrasting with the gooey and flavorful blackberry jam in the center. With approximately 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving, these bars allow you to relish a sweet moment without derailing your wellness journey.
Perfect for a quick breakfast, a satisfying snack, or a wholesome dessert, these Blackberry Jam Bars invite you to enjoy the pleasure of a homemade treat while staying within your SmartPoints allowance. Embrace the joy of a delightful, guilt-free indulgence and savor the richness of flavors packed into each square.
WW blackberry jam bars
For the Crust and Topping:
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Blackberry Jam Filling:
- 1 cup blackberry jam (sugar-free or reduced-sugar for a lower SmartPoints value)
- Preheat Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking dish with parchment paper.
- Prepare Crust and Topping:
- In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, light brown sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- Add melted butter and vanilla extract, stirring until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Press Into Pan:
- Reserve about 1 cup of the mixture for the topping. Press the remaining mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- Spread Jam:
- Spread the blackberry jam evenly over the crust layer.
- Add Topping:
- Sprinkle the reserved oat mixture over the jam layer to create a crumbly topping.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Cool and Cut:
- Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan before cutting them into squares.
Nutrition Information (per bar, based on 12 servings):
- Calories: ~180
- Protein: ~2g
- Fat: ~8g
- Carbohydrates: ~28g
- Fiber: ~1g
- Sugars: ~14g
- WW SmartPoints (Blue Plan): ~8 per bar
Please note that the nutrition values are approximate and may vary based on the specific products and brands you use. Adjustments can be made based on your dietary preferences and needs. Enjoy these WW Blackberry Jam Bars as a delightful and satisfying treat within your SmartPoints allowance!