Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Strawberry season is here!  All these ingredients combined results in a delicious bar. I know my son would want it in a bowl with milk and that would be delicious as well!
Wrap each individual piece in plastic wrap and you have breakfast to go.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Whisk together flours, oats, sugar, almonds, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.
  2. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Still using pastry blender, mix beaten egg into the crumbly mixture.
  3. Press half of the mixture into a greased 9 x 13" pan. 
  4. Spread *strawberry filling over the base and top with the rest of the crumbs.
  5. Bake at 375º for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or cold.
*Strawberry filling:
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Stir together strawberries with sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla until combined.


  1. Now this, I have to try. I don't have fresh strawberries, but I have some in the freezer. Would that work? Thawed and sliced?

    1. I think that should work Kristina. I would drain the liquid from the thawed strawberries before using.

    2. I made them yesterday, and they are delicious. Thanks!

  2. any suggestions on how to make this gluten free?

    1. To make it gluten free just substitute a gluten-free flour mix for the flour and make sure you use gluten-free oats, such as Only Oaks. Otherwise follow the recipe as is.

  3. Oh no I couldn't I just couldn't. Fresh local strawberries are few and priced accordingly here. I have to eat them one by one, like the little jewels they are, sun warmed and unadorned. Nothing compares.


  4. These were super yummy and my teenagers devoured them. I cheated and drizzled a bit of thin icing over them. Then I wrapped them individually and put them in the freezer for whenever they needed a snack. Thanks for a great recipe!