Preheat Oven to 350 and grease an 8 x 8 pan or use parchment paper - that's what I use.
1 Cup Gluten Free Oats
1 Cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Slivered Almonds (optional)
1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut (optional)
1/4 Cup Sugar (or Coconut Sugar)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar (I don't know if this made a dif or not.)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
Mix the FIRST FOUR ingredients together in a small bowl
1/4 Cup Applesauce
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
1/4 tsp Almond Extract
3/4 Cup of your favorite jam! I used a mix of Red Raspberry, Apricot, and Blackberry.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together by hand; it should be kinda cookie dough like, but not so thick. (pic 1).. (Reserve a 1/2 cup of this mix to use as the topping.) You should be able to spread it evenly in the pan with a spatula. Do not make your edges too thick or you will end up with all your jam in the center after baking (pic 2). After spreading the dough, spread the jam on top. (pic 3). I actually used a fork to pierce through the jam and dough to work the jam in a little bit.....not sure it made a difference. For the last step, use your reserved dough and use your fingers to scatter it about on top. Do not press it in. I baked for 20 minutes. I would check it at 15. You can get a good idea of it being finished cooking when the jam has oozed over the sides a bit and the top has become a little crusty, but not crumbly hard....Remember, this is a chewy treat!
Enjoy = )