Can you just not judge me for a second?
I am falling hard and fast for the basic of the basic-est STRAWBERRY JAM right now. I know, I know I know I know. It’s so 4-year-old of me. But you guys, have you even let a spoonful of strawberry jam touch your lips lately? It’s a kiss of sweet strawberry love that I had all but forgotten about.
For breakfast these last few weeks, I’ve been on a kick with English muffins. And do you know what? A toasted English muffin with plain salted butter and plain strawberry jam combo is crispy and salty and sweet in all the right places (those English muffin crevices!! gah) and is a valid reason for that my life is worth living. Have we all just forgotten about the jam basics in our quest for fancy roasted vegetable poached egg sun dried tomato pesto Parmesan cheese avocado toast? Major fail. I don’t know why jam has disappeared from my life, but today I am bringing it back with a new kind of fired-up passion.
Let’s rekindle those jam feelings, right here, right now.
It’s jam bar time. These are juicy, sticky, happy strawberry jam bars – more specifically, strawberry oat crumble bars – and they also happen to be allergy-friendly (no nuts) and vegan (not joking).
This recipe is from a nutritious and bright new cookbook published by a food blog(ger) called Oh She Glows. It’s called Oh She Glows Every Day, and psshh, please, as if I am making any sort of introduction here. If you don’t know Oh She Glows already, you maybe have been living under a rock. or five rocks. This blog (and related cookbook) is very awesome, even for us non-vegans of the world 👋🏼 who just occasionally like to play around with the plant-based lifestyle.
I don’t even know how she does it, but Angela, you keep workin’ those food miracles, girlfriend, and I’ll just be over there in a corner eating the rest of your jam bars k byyye.