Jam Squares

I have made this recipe multiple times. It is amazing. I modified it slightly from this recipe over at Skinny Taste. I really can’t say why I change what I change, but I think it is delicious and they are not on the super awful side of things healthwise. In the end, however, it still is fat and carbs and sugar haha.

If you’ve been reading my previous posts, you know I’ve gone a little jam/jelly crazy. There are currently 2.5 flats of jam/jelly in my house and I’ve even started giving it away. In the past when I’ve made this, I used store bought jam (typically smucker’s simply fruit – it is my fav!!) and I’ve always wanted to try with homemade jam or jelly. It is AMAZING.

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And, another thing I love about this, is that the dollops of jam give you portion control. Of course, you can still eat like half a pan in a sitting..but at least you can know as soon as they come out of the oven what a single serving is.

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Blueberry purple is probably one of the best colors out there.

Jame Squares
Based off/Inspired by Strawberry Squares from Skinny Taste

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
1 1/2 C white sugar
4 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional, I think cinnamon goes really well with blueberries)
1 C White Flour
1 C Whole Wheat Flour
Approx 1/2C Jam

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare 13×9 pan.

2. In a mixer or a bowl, combine sugar and butter until smooth. Add in eggs one by one, mixing after each. Add vanilla and cinnamon if desired. Add flour and combine. The batter will be pretty thick.

3. Spread into prepared pan, you will probably have to spread it out with a spatula. Using a toothpick or a knife, divide the batter into 24 2″ ish squares. Place 1 teaspoon of jam onto each square.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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They are so delicious.

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