Gluten Free Buckwheat Jam Bars | © 2013 |

These gluten-free jam bars are so good and really easy to make too. I have used homemade pineapple jam for the filling, but you can use whatever your favorite jam or jelly. These bars freeze and travel well.

  • 120 g Buckwheat flour
  • 20 g Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 120 g Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 50 g Light brown sugar
  • 1 Egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 40 g Blanched sliced almonds
  • 1 small bottle Pineapple jam
  1. Line a 20x24-cm baking dish with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, sea salt and baking powder.
  3. Cream butter and sugar with an electric stand or hand mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until well combined. Gradually stir in flour mixture and beat at slow speed. Stir in the almond slices. Reserve about 1 cup for the topping. Press the remaining dough evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  4. Spread the pineapple jam evenly on the dough. Cover the jam with the reserved dough. Bake for about 25 minutes until lightly golden brown. Cool completely and cut into slices. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Gerry @Foodness Gracious 21/10/13 06:44

Pinned! My kinda coffee treat Angie :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 21/10/13 08:28

Lovely jam bars! They must be quite addictive.



GG 21/10/13 10:44

These look lovely and great that they work with any homemade jam. They'd be perfect with my home made blackberry jam. GG

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen 21/10/13 12:13

Yum, like the sound of ginger & cinnamon with the pineapple jam.

Sokehah Cheah 21/10/13 12:40

These bars will be good for snacking especially when you're on the road and get caught in a jam!

Medeja 21/10/13 13:28

I just love such easy and delicious sweets, Angie! No need to freeze, I am always ready to finish such nice things :D

Tertúlia da Susy 21/10/13 13:31

Mais um espetáculo delicioso!
Kiss, Susana
Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:

thecompletecookbook 21/10/13 13:32

Absolutely wonderful recipe Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

ahu 21/10/13 14:57

Beautiful! I love any dessert that incorporates Jam :)

Helene Dsouza 21/10/13 16:13

Now I have a reason to buy Buckwheat Angie =)
Looks tantalizing good!

Gina Stanley 21/10/13 17:10

Those look perfectly delicious to me. You can't tell the difference between those made with a/p flour and yours.

RavieNomNoms 21/10/13 17:15

This looks so amazing!! I have to try them

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 21/10/13 18:07

The best part of gluten free desserts are; that we can all enjoy the health benefits, and they are super delicious as well! Angie, when my children were little, that's all I used to make is all kinds of dessert bars...mostly with jam. I still have a couple jars of the homemade mango Lora and I made, and looking forward to making these yummy bars! xo

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 21/10/13 18:43

You know I love these! Love the almonds on top and pineapple jam - I've never tried it but sounds terrific!

Asha Shivakumar 21/10/13 18:51

Angie looks so so yummy. I am a big fan of jam and these looks so good my dear. Pinning, ofcourse.

Monica 21/10/13 19:19

Looks like a great texture and flavors with the jam!

the Squishy Monster 21/10/13 19:20

The texture of these sounds terrific, Angie!! And the taste? Out of this world =)

Liz Berg 21/10/13 20:27

These look terrific, Angie! It's been way too long since I've made jam bars. Another yummy recipe!!!

Finla 21/10/13 20:35

I love bars like this and this looks so good.

Dajana 21/10/13 21:20

So simple and rustic, I'll definitely give it a try these days.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 21/10/13 22:10

I have not made or eaten jam bars in so long. These look great Angie. And pineapple jam is a really nice choice!

Belinda 21/10/13 22:16

You always know how to sell me!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 21/10/13 22:37

These bars look irresistible, Angie! Love the pineapple jam addition. I could down a dozen! :D

Alida 22/10/13 00:25

I give my children buckwheat flakes for breakfast and they love them. They seem to really like this cereal. Thank you for sharing this . A great tip for me!

Gloria Baker 22/10/13 00:35

these bars look amazing Angie, really are:)

Norma Chang 22/10/13 00:56

Good to know the bars freeze and travel well.

Ann Jones 22/10/13 01:56

I love the idea of the pineapple jam! I have only used buckwheat for pancakes and a few baked goods, you're recipe looks like something I should try!

Ashley 22/10/13 02:08

I love bars like this - with the crust and then the fruit layer. I've never had pineapple jam but that sounds delicious!

Lisa H. 22/10/13 02:19

wonder bar :D and with pineapple jam?...excellent. Love it :D

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 22/10/13 02:40

Beautiful, beautiful bars, Angie! I'll bet they're great pocket food for traveling!

Reeni 22/10/13 02:58

This jam bars are enticing Angie! I can't remember the last time I had one. Makes me want at least two of yours! Have a good week!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 22/10/13 03:32

Angie...can you believe I've never had pineapple jam before? (at first glance I thought these might be apricot!) But they look fabulous! And there's just something about your desserts that feel guilt free! Wonderful photos.... : )

Nammi 22/10/13 04:18

wow, a nice healthy snack !!!

lena 22/10/13 04:26

i like the idea of a fruit jam added to the base..they sound tasty!

Erin | The Law Students Wife 22/10/13 04:42

Pineapple jam? YES PLEASE. That sounds absolutely fabulous. I want to chase some down, smear it on my toast, then bake up a huge pan of these glorious bars. I love all of the healthy snacks you feature!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 22/10/13 05:35

I've never had pineapple jam but I remember seeing it in those little packages at the local breakfast joints. i have no doubt that yours is like WAY better! In any case, these bars are what I love. But I'll use strawberry. OK? Ok :)

Lenia 22/10/13 05:53

An ideal and tasteful snack!Kisses,dear Angie!

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 22/10/13 07:17

This looks delicious! Love the pineapple jam here Angie, yum! :)

easyfoodsmith 22/10/13 08:16

Delicious, healthy and so perfect for this time of the year.

Katerina 22/10/13 08:27

Perfect for a good head start!

Mich PieceofCake 22/10/13 11:19

I didn't know we could use buck wheat flour to make these delicious looking bars! A delicious and healthy treat.

Rosita Vargas 22/10/13 16:31

Ohhh Angie tiene un aspecto delicioso sus barras me encanta sobremanera,abrazos.

Michael Toa 22/10/13 17:22

Mom just made a huge batch of homemade pineapple jam and I think it's fate that I have to make these delicious bars! So yummy!

Erica 22/10/13 17:25

I love pineapple jam, Angie! Those bars look amazing...great recipe!

Blog do Chocolate 22/10/13 17:29


Perfect and, no doubt, delicious !
Loved your photos once more !


Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste 22/10/13 17:49

These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the mix of sweet and sour flavors. Yum!

Hema 22/10/13 17:55

Delicious bars, at last I can try out one of your recipes Angie, I think I can find all these ingredients here in India..

Natalie G 22/10/13 18:05

These look so delicious and healthy, love that they are GF.

Cristina 22/10/13 21:53

Delicious with the pineapple jam and the colors are so pretty in these jam bars!

Priya Suresh 23/10/13 00:32

Can munch these gluten free bars anytime...Looks stunning.

Balvinder Ubi 23/10/13 02:49

Its been really long that I made any jam bars.The recipe sounds really easy and I can make for a Diwali treat.

Jeanette 23/10/13 03:43

What a scrumptious treat Angie - I"ve never seen pineapple jam, but it sounds delicious!

Kitchen Belleicious 23/10/13 04:06

my kids love jam bars and although they enjoy my gluten version I am ecstatic to have this gluten free version for them! great job

Sue 23/10/13 04:21

Your jam bars sound delicious! I wish I had one right now:)

Betty 23/10/13 04:43

These bars look so good! I have jars and jars of homemade blackberry jam, and some of it will go into these, I'm sure. :)

Debra Eliotseats 23/10/13 05:22

These look delicious and a great breakfast!

dentistvschef 23/10/13 13:17

i would love to bite this sweet bites but unfortunately i'm allergic with pinneaple.....

Joanne 23/10/13 13:53

These look like the perfect midday bite!

ela@it's better when I make it myself 23/10/13 16:46

Wow, first time on your blog! Great Job, Angie. And these buckwheat things look amazing too. lea

Koko 23/10/13 17:29

Gluten free! These are wonderful. Pinning for sure. Especially with pineapple jam like you mentioned...

Jasna Varcakovic 23/10/13 23:19

I didn't try buckwheat in a sweet version; now that I see how good it looks, I will give it a go!

tigerfish 23/10/13 23:59

Love that crumbly top of your jam bars! Breakfast and snack perfect!

Velva 24/10/13 04:08

these bars are not to sweet with just right amount nuts, These would be delicious as a snack, and even better with a good steaming hot cup of coffee.

Patty Price 24/10/13 04:17

Love the look of these sweet jam bars-wow-pineapple jam-I'm on the look out for a jar of that!

Ola 24/10/13 06:19

They must be very delicious!

Mr. & Mrs. P 24/10/13 06:19

These jam bars are brilliant!

Daniela Grimburg 24/10/13 10:50

Mmh, this looks so addictive Angie !
Love the combination of ginger and cinnamon.

sophiesfoodiefiles 24/10/13 12:41

What truly Amazing treats, all Gf too! I love the added pineaplle jam that makes these treats so special & all delish too! Beautiful foods!!!!!!! 😃😃

Barbara 24/10/13 14:16

I really love buckwheat. It's very under-used too. I might substitute some cranberry curd for the jam...ought to work perfectly.

Hamaree Rasoi 24/10/13 15:42

This should be my dessert tonight :-) well virtually...

Asmita 24/10/13 16:26

Love these Angie. So healthy and full of flavor!

lisa is cooking 24/10/13 16:46

I've never baked with pineapple jam. It sounds delicious in these bars!

Suja Md 24/10/13 16:49

Wow...they look so good!! I wish to have it for my breakfast!!

TasteHongKong 24/10/13 17:19

This sounds like an easier and gluten-free version of Taiwanese pineapple pastry, lovely!

Susan 24/10/13 17:51

I'm so happy to have this recipe! I have Buckwheat flour (which I use for pancakes) but now I'm anxious to try these, XOXO

Fimère 24/10/13 21:32

cela semble délicieux et parfait
bonne soirée

Beth 24/10/13 23:40

Another healthy alternative! I'll bet you made the jam, too.

Rebecca Subbiah 25/10/13 00:20

these look great love jam in baked goods

Rosita Vargas 25/10/13 01:44

Te ha quedado fabulosa, me quedo también con la receta mi querida Angie,abrazos.

Dawn Yucuis 25/10/13 03:10

Your bars sound wonderful. Pineapple sounds like the perfect filling for these bars.

Julia | 25/10/13 04:02

Such gorgeous, healthy bars! I need to take all of them with me to work for lunch. Love!

grace 25/10/13 08:19

pineapples are quickly becoming one of my favorite fruits, though i've never had them formed into jam. what great bars!

Lite Home Bake 25/10/13 11:39

Wish i could grab some off the screen to go with my coffee :) Love pineapple treats

[Reply] 25/10/13 15:43

These bars look fantastic. They would be great for my kids lunch boxes!!

Cranberry Morning 25/10/13 16:03

Thanks for stopping in at my blog post on the Amish today, Angie! Yes, the Amish eat just about anything they can raise in their gardens or on the hoof. I don't think they have dietary restrictions.

kitchen flavours 25/10/13 16:32

Lovely bars, Angie! I would love to have these with a cup of warm tea!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 25/10/13 16:53

I like the idea of pineapple in your jam bars...can't wait to try the recipe when we return from Europe. :)

Kathy 25/10/13 21:19

Oh Angie, These look amazing! I love everything about them…the almonds, pineapple jam and the buckwheat flour. Another wonderful recipe!

Catherine 25/10/13 23:33

Dear Angie, A delicious dessert and a healthy snack too. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Gourmet Getaways 26/10/13 01:41

What a tasty idea for
School lunch boxes! Y

Amy (Savory Moments) 26/10/13 03:31

These look delicious, Angie! I have been wondering what else to do with my buckwheat flour besides just pancakes. These bars are a great idea!

Kiran @ 26/10/13 08:18

Absolutely loving the spices in these bars, my friend :)

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 26/10/13 17:28

I have a pound of buckwheat flour just sitting in my pantry. I usually use it with chocolate, but I'm SO trying these bars Angie!

motherrimmy 28/10/13 14:44

My mom used to make jam bars like this. We loved them as kids. I have to make these. They'll bring back happy memories.

Mary Callan 29/10/13 01:23

What a deliciously healthy treat! I don't think I've seen pineapple jam but I suppose any type of jam would work ??
Mary x

Jenn S 31/10/13 13:23

I would not be shy about eating many of these in one sitting :)

Anne Regalado 2/11/13 15:10

I think I've seen some pineapple jam here somewhere :D Those are delicious bars , a much more healthier version of pineapple pastry ! I love it , Angie !

[Reply] 4/11/13 02:06

Wow how fabulous these truly look. I have buckwheat flour so I am pinning these to make soon :-)

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 6/11/13 02:29

These bars look heavenly Angie -- so many different flavours and textures going on here and I love that you used pineapple jam. How unique.

yumfranchise 21/11/13 12:02

Yum, like the sound of ginger & cinnamon with the pineapple jam.

jehanne 16/3/15 12:10

Delicious healthy bars! I love those layers.


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