Oatmeal Raspberry Brownies

Oatmeal Raspberry Brownies

I can’t remember the last time I had a plain brownie. You know, I might have to go back to basics and make the perfect, thick, fudgy brownie.

But later. Because now, I’m doing yet another tricked-out version.

See, while the basics are fun, tricking anything out is exciting. Like my bathtub. A few years back, I decided that the only room left in the house where I could potentially get any privacy was the bathroom. It has a lock and all. Very fancy.

Oatmeal Raspberry Brownies

So we had the existing tub ripped out and it was replaced by a jet tub with lots of bells and whistles. As it turns out, life with a jet tub is better than life without. Was redoing the bathroom in amazing red glass tile necessary? Nope. But I’m very happy. Red is great, both in tile and in food. That’s why raspberry jam rocks.

Oatmeal Raspberry Brownies

How’s that for a transition? See, these tricked-out brownies start with a fudgy base, but then a layer of raspberry jam goes on top, followed by a layer of oatmeal cookie dough. They all go so well together.

Oatmeal Raspberry Brownies

I made these brownies for my mom. My mother hosts a lot of meals for company (see, her small child days are over, thus the time to host), but she doesn’t enjoy baking dessert. So, I baked it for her. And she likes healthy stuff, so I put the oatmeal on there to pretend that it was. Hint: it’s not.

Oatmeal Raspberry Brownies

From what I gather, people ate them. And then ate some more. So, mission accomplished. You know that chocolate and raspberry are a great combo, but add the oatmeal and there’s some nutty sweetness that blends in just fine.

Oatmeal Raspberry Brownies

Let’s face it: fancy, tricked-out brownies are a lot of fun. I might get back to basics soon, but for now, I’m just having a good time cranking out more ideas!

 

Oatmeal Raspberry Brownies

Ingredients

Brownies
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
Middle Layer
1 cup raspberry jelly
Oatmeal Cookie Layer
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 and 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cocoa into the melted butter until it dissolves. Add the sugar and stir again. When the sugar is incorporated, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt and flour, mixing until just combined.
  3. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is set. Set aside.
  4. Make the oatmeal cookie layer. In a bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again. Gradually add the oat mixture, beating each time until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Take the raspberry jam and spread it over the cooked brownies. Layer the oatmeal cookie dough on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes until browned and set.
  7. Cool completely and cut into squares.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I haven’t had just a regular brownie in ages, but I think that is because there are so many things you can add to them. Like raspberries 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I see we think the same way, Dannii!

  2. mira

    Love the layers in these brownies Mir! They sound and look delicious! Pinned of course! Happy Friday!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! You, too!

  3. Julianne @ Beyond Frostting

    Oh this is awesome!! I am so addicted to oatmea cookies and now on top of a brownie ?!?!

    1. Mir

      It’s doubly addictive, Julianne. So not sure if that’s a good thing, but yep!

  4. CakeSpy

    I’m very into the idea of these sweet treats. The oatmeal seals the deal for me – I have a weakness for it in any baked good.
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    1. Mir

      Me, too!

  5. Rachelle

    Girl, why go back to basics when you are cranking out this awesomeness? It’s so nice that you bake for your mom. Lucky her!
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    1. Mir

      I hope she agrees, Rachelle! She does a lot for me, so I’m just returning the favor.

  6. Mary Frances

    Bathrooms to brownies is totally a thing. Tricked out all the way! I love the combo of oats and raspberries with fudge because those are all good things and together – addictive. You’re killing me with how thick and fudgy they are!
    Mary Frances recently posted…{Vegan} Brown Sugar Caramel Cranberry Walnut Pull Apart LoafMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Yeah, why not? As long as it’s all tricked-out! Thanks, Mary Frances!

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    My bathroom is the only room with a lock in my house too! Is it weird that it’s sometimes my sanctuary? (Probably). Also, these brownies are just sinful! One of my fave treats are those crumbly oatmeal and raspberry jam bars… and of course I love brownies. This is like the best combo of the two! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Not weird at all, Medha. I’ve been known to hide in mine! Thanks so much!

  8. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    I love that oatmeal cookie layer, that’s so creative! This looks like an amazing brownie – definitely keep the awesome brownie ideas coming! You can never have too many amazing brownie recipes!
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    1. Mir

      Never too many, Stacey! I’m glad we’re in sync here. 🙂

  9. Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    Duuuuude these sound delish. And I’m all about your red raspberry tile segues.
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    1. Mir

      Segues are awesome, even the ones that are a little bit of a stretch. Thanks for tolerating this one!

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