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Coconut Jam Squares

August 23, 2012

Did I mention I have a new ‘canning’ pantry?  The teens think I may be going overboard with my jarring this year but I think they’re wrong.  Today Jojo made it a point to count them.

61 jars so far. Actually 60 after this dessert.

Coconut Jam Squares

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup oat flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3 cups whole oats

2 cups brown sugar (next time I would try only 1 cup)

3/4 cups chilled butter cut into small cubes

3/4 cups chilled coconut oil cut into small chunks

2 cups fruit jam (any jam will do next time I will try 3 cups)

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

directions

Add everything up to the brown sugar into a large bowl. Mix well and then add the butter and coconut.

Using a food processor, your hands or a pastry blender, cut the oils in until you have a lumpy mixture approx the size of peas.  Pour into an ungreased 9 X 13″ baking dish minus 2 cups.  Press firmly covering the bottom of the baking dish and spread 2 (or 3) cups of jam over it.  Add the coconut to the remaining crust and sprinkle over the jam.

Bake at 350 degrees until the crust browns approx 30 minutes.

*This is a rich, buttery crust and makes a lot of squares.  You could make it vegan by swapping all the butter with cold coconut oil.

*Flours can be substituted for all white or whole wheat. Non gluten mixes would also work.

*all butter can replace the coconut oil or vice versa.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    August 26, 2012 10:27 pm

    I hate coconut. Can I omit it or replace it with something else?

    • August 27, 2012 10:07 am

      Yes, you can just leave it out. You can probably cut down on the butter by 3 tbsp or just add another 1/4 cup of oats. I still can’t believe you hate coconut!

  2. Dana permalink
    August 27, 2012 4:58 pm

    Hi Michelle. Can I use whole wheat flour only instead of oat flour and coconut flour?

    • August 27, 2012 7:36 pm

      Hi Dana, sure you can make the substitutions but you may not get the nutty oat flavour and the rich coconut flavour from the flour. Coconut flour is also highly absorbent so it holds on to the oils and keeps the crumble together. You can grind your own oat flour in a food processor or you can purchase both flours at Bulk barn. Let me know how it turns out!

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