Strawberry Oat Bars

Strawberry Oat Bar

I would eat these here or there.  I would eat them anywhere.  My daughter was delighted that there were a few strawberry oat bars left after I brought them to church to share as a morning snack.  These fruity oat bars are also perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.  Really, there is not a wrong time of day to eat them; hence the first batch barely lasted 24 hours.

Recipe for Strawberry Oat Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups quick and/or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegan margarine, coconut oil, or butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/3 cups strawberry preserves or fruit spread (I used homemade strawberry rhubarb preserves)

Directions:

  1. Combine dry ingredients and then add margarine, oil, or butter.  Use a fork or two knives to break apart the margarine, oil, or butter, and mix well, until even crumbles are formed.
  2. Press about two-thirds of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 8-by-11-inch (20 cm x 28 cm) baking dish, or use a square dish to make thicker bars.  Bake at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 15 minutes or until light golden.Strawberry-Oat-Bars
  3. Remove pan from oven, cool slightly and spread jam over the oat crust.  Top with remaining crumb mixture.  Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown.  Allow the pan to cool for 30 minutes or longer before cutting the layers into bars.

Strawberry bar stacked above milkI’m sharing this recipe at Super Saturday Show & Tell , Saturday Dishes and Sweet and Savory Saturday.

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22 thoughts on “Strawberry Oat Bars

  1. Yum! I love chewy bars! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #28.

    ~Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater.com

  2. Oh, I have to try your recipe soon, but make it gluten free. I hope it works! I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the idea!

  3. These Strawberry Oats bars would make a perfect snack or breakfast. I need a quick healthy breakfast in the mornings.

    Thanks for linking it up to Saturday Dishes.
    I pinned it.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

    1. Thanks! I like that these bars are so easy to make and use simple ingredients from the pantry. I’ve missed the last couple of weeks of Saturday Dishes, so I am happy to be back to share and discover new recipes.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing these Strawberry Oat Bars at Saturday Dishes! I’ve pinned them, and I’m planning to feature them at the party this weekend, so I hope you’ll stop by and grab a featured button! Have a great week!

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