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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars are a simple recipe perfect for spring and summer. They’re sweet, light, and crunchy, bringing the best of both flavors and texture in one little bar! Enjoy them for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or for dessert. When you can whip up a batch in under an hour, why not?

Pair these oatmeal bars with a bright and delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie, a refreshing glass of  Strawberry Basil Lemonade, or add something savory to the mix with our hearty Breakfast Scramble!

Three strawberry oatmeal bars in a stack.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Looking for a healthier dessert option? How about something light, but filling for breakfast? A sweet afternoon pick me up to give a burst of energy? You’re in luck, our homemade Strawberry Oatmeal Bars are just the thing to meet all your foodie needs.

Hearty old fashioned rolled oats, spiced cinnamon, sweet and warm vanilla, and of course fresh strawberries. These ingredients come together to create a baked bar that can be enjoyed morning, noon, and night. Grab a bar for breakfast as you head out the door with your routine morning coffee.

How To Make Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray the sides with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer and a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Fold in the rolled oats. Stir in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. A crumbly texture should start to form.
  4. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Add 1 ½ cups of the strawberries on top.
  5. Take the remaining oat mixture and crumble it over the strawberries. Then pour the rest of your strawberries over top of this oat layer.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until everything is cooked through and the crust is a nice golden brown.
  7. Let the bars cool for 30 minutes. Slice into squares and serve. Enjoy!
Collage showing how to make strawberry oatmeal bars.

Tips and Variations

  • Add milk, dark, or white chocolate chips for even more of an indulgent flavor.
  • Try a combination of berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
  • Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of strawberry puree for an amazing dessert option!
  • Shredded coconut, chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds, or nutella all make great add-ins or toppings.
  • Try adding a dash of cloves and nutmeg for some extra spice.
  • You can use frozen strawberries instead of fresh. Let the frozen strawberries thaw completely, pat dry of excess moisture, and use as directed above.
Top down view of a strawberry bar.

Storage

Storage: Leftover oatmeal bars can be stored in an airtight container on your counter for up to 5 days. Great for an on the go, meal prepped breakfast option.

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Stack of strawberry oat bars.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Yield: 1 (8x8-inch) Pan of Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars are a simple recipe perfect for spring and summer. They’re sweet, light, and crunchy, bringing the best of both flavors and texture in one little bar!

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups hulled and diced strawberries, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F, and line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spray the sides of the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat in the vanilla until combined.
  3. Stir in the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt until a crumbly texture starts to form.
  4. Press half of the mixture into the pan. Spoon 1 ½ cups of the strawberries on top of the crust.
  5. Crumble the remaining oat mixture on top of the strawberries. Spoon the remaining strawberries over the top.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and cooked through.  Allow the bars to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
  7. See post for storage options.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 strawberry oatmeal bar. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

*Photos courtesy of Karla Rae Photography.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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