Seasonal Strawberry Vanilla Jam is sandwiched between two delightful almond oat crumble layers! These Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack!

Seasonal Strawberry Vanilla Jam is sandwiched between two delightful almond oat crumble layers! These Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack! -- mind-over-batter.com

Welcome to Monday!

I know, I know – Some of you are grumpy grumps. Mondays suck and all that jazz.

And trust me, I’m so with you on that.

Mondays do suck.

Seasonal Strawberry Vanilla Jam is sandwiched between two delightful almond oat crumble layers! These Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack! -- mind-over-batter.com

Mondays are such a let down after all the summer fun you had this weekend. You’re forced to tie that gorgeous salty sea beach hair in a bun and fake that corporate job. That tight severe bun means you need to be a productive member of society for at least 4 more days.

Seasonal Strawberry Vanilla Jam is sandwiched between two delightful almond oat crumble layers! These Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack! -- mind-over-batter.com

What you really want is to dig those toes in the sand for one more day. Just one more day!

But the mortgage and student loans will not pay themselves. So here you are, dreaming of the salty sea air and that beach house share in the Hamptons. Or the Jersey Shore. Or wherever it is you crazy kids summer.

Flow with me, let’s talk about these Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars. I make crumble bars in the summer. I love making crumble bars in summer.

Why?

1. The crumble is a multi-purpose situation. It serves as both crust and topping.

2. You can fill this jammy with anything.

Anything?

Anything, y’all!

I make a lot of jam over the summer, like THIS Strawberry Vanilla Refrigerator Jam.

Seasonal Strawberry Vanilla Jam is sandwiched between two delightful almond oat crumble layers! These Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack!-- mind-over-batter.com

I don’t want to insult the other jams by saying this Strawberry Vanilla Jam is my favorite jam. OK, who the hell am I kidding?! This is my favorite summer jam. I make it whenever strawberries are on sale. I put it on errthang. And these Strawberry Almond Crumble bars are no exception.

As I mentioned earlier, the crust and topping for these bars is one and the same. The crumble can be mixed with any nut. I was trying to clean out my cupboards and found a bag of almonds. I chopped them up real quick and added them to a mixture of oats, flour, and brown sugar.

Seasonal Strawberry Vanilla Jam is sandwiched between two delightful almond oat crumble layers! These Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack! -- mind-over-batter.com

It may be a little too early for cinnamon; however, cinnamon adds warm and fuzzies to baked good. I mean, if you’re firing up the oven in 90° weather, why not add some warm and fuzzy to your ish? Melted butter is added and you mix for a few seconds to moisten. Add half to the pan, spread some jam, sprinkle the crumb topping and in the oven it goes ‘till the crumble browns and the jam bubbles slightly.

Oh, man!

Woo!!

I’ve been known to eat these bars straight out of the pan with vanilla ice cream. No shame in my game.

But if you’re the type who waits until baked goods cool off, then I’m going to suggest you glaze them. It’s a simple glaze with confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla extract and it’s totally optional.

These bars, tho.

Seasonal Strawberry Vanilla Jam is sandwiched between two delightful almond oat crumble layers! These Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack!-- mind-over-batter.com

They cut beautifully, and taste better than they look.

If you plan to fire up the oven this summer, bake these bars. They may not change the fact that it’s Monday and Mondays do suck and you have to fake this whole adulting shit.

But they taste like the weekend is only four days away, dig?

Hope, bruh – Hope.

Seasonal Strawberry Vanilla Jam is sandwiched between two delightful almond oat crumble layers! These Strawberry Almond Crumble Bars make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack!-- mind-over-batter.com

 

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