Raspberry Crumb Bars
Jam-packed with raspberries, layered on a buttery crust and topped with streusel, these Raspberry Crumb Bars taste like your favorite pie, in bar form!
One thing that I love about warmer weather is that I get a craving more fruit.
Fruit salads, fruit and yogurt parfaits, and pies. You just can’t go wrong with any of those, right? Pie isn’t necessarily the healthiest, but I like to trick my mind into thinking that it is because it does contain fruit, after all.
Just go with the flow on this one, ok?
But even though I love pie, I don’t always feel like making one. Whether I use a store-bought crust or make my own, sometimes I just want something a little easier to make.
And that’s where these Raspberry Crumb Bars come in. Jam-packed with raspberries that are layered on a buttery crust and topped with streusel, these bars take just minutes to make and taste like your favorite pie, in bar form.
And not only are these Raspberry Crumb Bars delicious, but they’re easier to eat than a regular pie, too. You can cut these bars up and then sneak a piece when your craving hits or for when you want a quick grab ‘n go breakfast. And yes, these bars make the perfect breakfast! After all, there’s fruit in here, which makes these totally acceptable to devour with your morning coffee.
So now that we’ve established that these Raspberry Crumb Bars make the perfect breakfast and are easy to eat (no fork needed!), they’re also simple to make. You knew that was coming, right? I’m all about easy recipes, and this one definitely measures up!
You most likely have all of these ingredients in your kitchen right now. And these bars are so versatile, too. Don’t like raspberries? Swap them out for blueberries or cherries! Want more of that delicious crumble topping? Feel free to double it! See what I mean, friends?
These Raspberry Crumb bars are fast, easy, and filled with raspberry flavor.
It comes together in a matter of minutes, so you can devour these babies not long after you prepare the ingredients. You’ll use a standard mix of ingredients for these bars: flour, baking powder, white and brown sugars, some butter, an egg, vanilla, and salt. You spread half of the crumble mixture onto the bottom of a pan and reserve the other half for the mouthwatering topping.
And the filling is simple!
I used a seedless raspberry jam and spread it evenly onto the buttered crust. Then crumble the rest of the flour mixture on top and pop these bars into the oven. After about 35 minutes or so, this dessert (or breakfast) is ready!
These Raspberry Crumb Bars burst with flavor, while the rich and buttery crust provides the perfect amount of sweetness.
And because these bars double as breakfast or dessert, it’s acceptable to munch on these anytime of the day! And with the fresh flavor, you’ll soon be dreaming of summer, just like me.
Looking for more fruit dessert recipes? I’ve got you covered!
Raspberry Crumb Bars
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces.
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- ¾ cup seedless raspberry jam
- Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, white sugar, and brown sugar. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in butter until it resembles coarse sand or pebbles. Mix in egg and vanilla bean paste/extract.
- Spread half of mixture onto bottom of prepared pan and lightly press down. Spread jam over mixture, stopping just before the edges, so as not to burn. Take remaining mixture and crumble over top of jam, spreading evenly.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes before cutting into bars.
Gayle – Jammie Bars are always some of my favorite desserts to eat. I love the crumb topping! 🙂
Oh I love pie bars. I actually have some coming up on the blog this week too! They are so easy and yes, sometimes I just don’t have the energy to make a real pie. These look fantastic, Gayle!
Thank you, Liz! These are definitely a nice change from regular ‘ole pie!
Crumb bars are my fave, Gayle! Much better than pie. I can’t resist that topping, ever!
Thanks, Mir! The topping gets me every time, too!
I will happily go with the flow on this one with you! I love crumb bars! Awesome, Gayle!!
Thank you, Annie!
I love that you made these with Jam and you can make them any flavor you want! That makes them totally perfect little breakfast sandwiches! 🙂
Oh I like your thinking, Rachelle! Definitely great for breakfast!
Will definitely try these Gayle! They are awesome! Love crumb bars, but rarely make them! Pinned!
Thanks so much for the crumb bar love and pin, Mira!
Love the crumbly raspberry goodness in these bars! I could eat one of these for breakfast!
Thanks, Ashley! And these are totally acceptable for breakfast! 🙂
I am the HUGEST sucker for any kind of streusel-covered bar and these look absolutely insane with all those big gorgeous berries! Pretty photos too, Gayle! Pinned. 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, Sarah!
Yes, yes, yes! I love everything about these bars! Also, I’m seriously considering changing my middle name to streusel. Frickin love that stuff.
Haha streusel is definitely the best! Thanks, Heather!
Fruit in pie = healthy in my book! These crumb bars look fantastic, Gayle! I love that there’s not a ton of ingredients too. Some recipes seem intimidating, this one seems easy and delicious!
Thanks, Danielle! I’m all about easy recipes like this!
Gayle, I love crumb bars!!! and your crumb topping looks perfect!!! These look so good!
Thank you, Alice!
Anything fruit filled with a crumb topping is a winner. Love these bars, Gayle.
Gayle these look so delicious and these are perfect for breakfast!!
Definitely, Ami! Thanks!
I love crumb bars, these look super delicious Gayle! Pinned!
Thank you, Manali!
These look fabulous Gayle! I love anything with fruit, and I also trick myself into thinking that if it has fruit it’s healthy!
Me too, Keri! 🙂 Thanks!
Mhmmm these look delicious! Sign me up for a slice (or ten…) for breakfast please ;). My coffee could use a sweet treat as a friend!
These bars are so perfect alongside coffee, Christine! Thanks!
I feel the same abotu pie. I love to eat it, but I don’t always love making it. Actually, most of the time I hate making it. 😉 Pie-like bars are definitely the perfect alternative and these raspberry crumb bars are just perfect!
I totally agree, Justine! Why make a whole pie when these bars come together in minutes? 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, friend!
Oh my gosh Gayle!! These look amazing!! WOW! Delicious! I love fruity bars like this! YUM! 🙂
Thanks so much, Cailee!
These bars are gorgeous, Gayle! I adore any kind of desserts with a crumble. I’m with you, I love pie but prefer bars since they are easier to make. Plus they travel so much better which makes them perfect for potlucks and parties 🙂 Love these! <3
Thank you, Kelly! I love that these travel better, too!
Oh my, I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one of these delicious bars right now. I love raspberries in anything! Yum!
These look fun and delicious, thanks!
LOVE all the fruit that’s plentiful right now! I just found raspberries and blackberries on sale for 99 cents per pint! That’s INSANE! These bars are the perfect utilization of spring berries, so beautiful.
Thanks, Nicole! Sounds like these bars were meant for you!
Gayle, these look marvelous! I’m going to make a vegan version for my son who’s getting home from college today. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
Thank you, Linda! I hope your vegan version is delicious!
Raspberry is my favorite flavor ever. I am loving these bars! They look amazing Gayle!
Thanks so much for the raspberry love, Mariah!
Those bars look SO amazing, I can just taste them now! And I love the raspberry flavor you chose, they look so delicious!! 🙂
Thank you, Christina! This is my favorite crumble bar flavor!
A buttery crumb topping like this gets me every time, Gayle! These bars look incredible. Wish I had one with my coffee right now! 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words, Blair!
I was excited about these until I saw jam listed in the ingredients. Why does the description say “jam-packed with fresh raspberries” if jam is used?
Hi Samantha! You are definitely right. I was referring to the fresh raspberry jam, as I didn’t use whole raspberries in this recipe. I removed the word “fresh,” thanks for catching that!
Can I use fresh raspberries in place of the jam? But then there wouldn’t be the glaze-ish center…idk.
Hi Kira! I’ve never tried it with fresh raspberries, so I can’t say for sure. I’m thinking it would be more chunky than smooth. Hope you love these if you try it!
I made a vegan version of jam bars a while back, but I need to remake them your-style: extra crumb! Looks soooo delish 🙂
A classic crumb bar can never do any wrong! I wish I had one of these to snack of right now Gayle.
I would send you some if I could! 🙂
I’d eat like 5 of these bars in a sitting, whoops!
I think I pretty much devoured the entire batch in one sitting! 🙂
I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of fruit pies but I LOVE fruit crumble bars!! They are so buttery and light and delicious! The perfect way to eat fruit if you ask me! I’ve been craving more fruit now that it is summer too, so I see these bars in my near future 🙂
Thanks so much, Izzy!
Gayle, these crumb bars look so delicious! Perfect for breakfast with glass of milk! Yumm!
Thank you, Savita!
These sound yummy. I am always happy when I see raspberry desserts – they are better than strawberries in my opinion.
This makes me want to plant a raspberry bush in my yard STAT! They look so tasty. I love raspberries.
I would love to plant a raspberry bush, too! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by!
I’m right with you on the fruit cravings! These look fantastic!
Thanks for the kind words, Sam!
These look amazing, Gayle! I love a good crumb topping.
Crumb toppings get me every time! Thanks, Kelly!
I only wish I craved more fruit!! LOL, I would crave these for sure! Pinned!
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Dorothy!
Gayle, these look amazing!! I love how easy they are to throw together and then using seedless jam! Perfect!! And then that crumb topping. Yum. Pinned!!
Thanks so much, Cyndi!
These bars looks so buttery and good Gayle! I haven’t baked with raspberries in ages. Really need to change that!
Crumb bars are seriously some of my favorite desserts this time of the year! These look so so good Gayle! And I’m with you – I am currently in the give me all the fruit phase (which will last all summer!) haha
Thanks, Ashley! And yes! I’m loving all of the fresh fruit, too!
I love pie! And pie bars! And these look amazing, by the way! Also, I totally picked up on your “jam packed” pun in the beginning and totally chuckled out loud 🙂
Haha thanks, Michelle! 🙂
These look amazing, Gayle! I love crumb bars. Next on my dessert list :).
Thank you, Annie!
I love your recipes Gayle, they are so different, but so easy and yummy! these raspberry crumb bars look to die for!!!
Thanks so much, Katie!
I’m so excited that flavorful, fresh berries are coming into season! These bars look just perfect with that raspberry filling. I love all of the crumble too – that’s always the best part, isn’t it?
Thanks, Kristine! I totally agree, the crumble is the best part!
Those raspberry bars look like the perfect snack or breakfast. I always want all the fruit as soon as spring rolls around too!
Thank you, Stacey!
I agree, the fruit cravings are always strongest this time of year! And I am not complaining 🙂 I’d love to sink my teeth into one of these bars – that crumb layer is ridiculous in the best way possible! I’m getting hungry looking at your pictures … be still my heart. <3
Thank you, Mary Frances!
Ohh I love the colour and texture of these Bars. I am not much of a crumble eater myself but there these look wonderfully amazing!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Nupur!
Gayle these look wonderful! They look pretty easy to make too which I love. Can’t wait to try this!
Thanks, Kelley! Hope you like it if you try it!
Oh my, these look incredible I have seriously been digging all the fresh spring berries lately! I want one of these with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!! <3
Oh that sounds like the perfect combo, Jess! I’m going to remember that for next time! 🙂
These crumb bars look amazing! I might just have to make some this weekend for mother’s day!