Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

These strawberry oatmeal bars uses simple ingredients to create a delicious and somewhat healthy (compared to other desserts) treat. It’s made up of an oatmeal crumb base, soft strawberry middle, and a crumb top. It works great as a snack, treat, or quick breakfast.

My toddlers food preferences change from week to week. Sometimes they love strawberries and can eat two cartons in a few days. Other times they want nothing to do with them. When this happens I end up with a lot of extra berries that are bound to go ripe before they get eaten. Let me introduce you to the best way to use up those strawberries, the Strawberry Oatmeal Bar.

I always try to have my toddlers involved when I bake. If you are going to be baking with your young children as well, I recommend you dice the strawberries before you invite your little ones to join. Also if they’re anything like mine you may want to dice an extra cup or so of strawberries. For some reason when we use strawberries to bake (even if that haven’t wanted them lately) they end up eating handfuls while we mix and measure.

How to Make Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Start by preheating the oven to 375 F and line a square 8×8 pan with parchment paper.

Next, wash and dice your strawberries and set aside in a medium sized mixing bowl.

In a large bowl whisk together the rolled oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter into the dry ingredients and mix till everything is combined. It will have crumbly texture.

Set aside 1/2 C of crumb mixture and pour the rest into your pan. Press the crumb mixture down with your hands so it forms a solid crust. Make sure to evenly spread it across the bottom of the pan.

Next the strawberries. To the diced strawberries add in the white sugar, juice, and cornstarch. Mix until all dry ingredients are dissolved. Spread the strawberry mixture over the crumb base in your pan. Top with the remaining 1/2 of crumb mixture you set aside. You just want to sprinkle it above the strawberries.

Bake for 28 minutes or until top and edges are golden brown. Let fully cool in the pan before cutting into bars. You can cut them into either 9 large bars or 16 smaller ones.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Strawberry Oatmeal Bars!

If you make these bars you can tag me on Instagram @jessiebakestreats and leave me a review below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Jessie M
Strawberry oatmeal bars are a scrumptious bar with an oatmeal crumb base, soft strawberry middle, and a crumb top. It works great as a snack, treat, or quick breakfast.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Servings 16 bars or 9 large

Ingredients
  

  • 2 C diced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice OR orange juice
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 & 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 C melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Dice your strawberries and set aside in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the rolled oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  • Add the melted butter into the dry ingredients and mix till everything is combined. It will have crumbly texture.
  • Set aside 1/2 C of crumb mixture and pour the rest into your pan. Press the crumb mixture down with your hands so it forms a solid crust. Make sure to evenly spread it across the bottom of the pan.
  • Next the strawberries. To the diced strawberries add in the white sugar, juice, and cornstarch. Mix until all dry ingredients are dissolved.
  • Spread the strawberry mixture over the crumb base in your pan.
  • Top with the remaining 1/2 of crumb mixture you set aside. You just want to sprinkle it above the strawberries.
  • Bake for 28 minutes or until top and edges are golden brown. Let fully cool in the pan before cutting into bars
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
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3 thoughts on “Strawberry Oatmeal Bars”

  • 5 stars
    These strawberry oatmeal bars are so tasty! I had some leftover strawberries to use up so I decided to give this recipe a try. It was super easy to make and was a crowd pleaser at my house. I will definitely be making these again!

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