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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – Healthy Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bar

These strawberry oatmeal bars have a luscious fresh strawberry center that sits on a whole wheat pastry flour base and is topped with a buttery streusel crumble. 

They are the perfect way to make use of fresh strawberries that are so plentiful right now.

Every year, about this time, I come back from the Farmer’s market with a LOT of fresh strawberries. I used them in so many recipes to make sure that I enjoy them, since I know that their season is quite short. 

(See my fresh strawberry yogurt pops. The kids will love them!) 

These fresh strawberry oatmeal bars have a buttery crust and topping and delicious sweet strawberry filling.

For this recipe, I am using the strawberries for to make a yummy strawberry sauce that gives so much flavor to these bars.  

(You can use preserves like so many other strawberry bars call for, but the bars just won’t taste the same.)

Fresh Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – Bring on Summer!

The flavor of these bars comes from fresh strawberries.  I love that they are used in a couple of ways in the dessert (both whole in chunks and made into a delicious preserve style puree.) 

The bars just seem to be beckoning us towards summer!Fresh strawberries

Start by preparing your strawberries. Wash them and remove the stems.  Use an immersion blender or regular blender to turn 1/2 of them into a puree.

Cut the other half into big chunks.Strawberry puree, and fresh strawberry chunks

The filling is made by mixing half of the puree with corn flour and then mixing the remaining puree, the mixed puree and the chunks of strawberries in a saucepan and cooking it until it thickens.Making strawberry puree

Set the mixture aside to cool while you prepare the crumb base and topping.  All of the crumble ingredients go into a food processor and it gets pulsed for a few minutes until it forms crumbs. 

Half of it goes on the bottom of a prepared pan.  The strawberry sauce gets added and then the remainder of the crumble goes on top to bake for about 40 minutes till it  is lightly browned.Making strawberry oatmeal bars

Let’s taste these fresh strawberry oatmeal bars

These bars have a buttery crust and topping that holds in the delicious strawberry center. Every bite is fresh, sweet and crunchy.  Fresh strawberry oatmeal bars

I love to take these delicious bars when I go to a pot luck dinner. I know that the pan will be empty in no time flat.Serving strawberry oatmeal bars

These bars are great for breakfast, perfect for a snack and round out any meal in a flavorful way.  The recipe makes 24 bars each with 165 calories. Not bad for a healthy snack!


This post first appeared on my site in May 2013.  I have revamped it to add new photos and to update the directions.

 

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Judi

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Just made. These and they are great. I am thinking about making them for a reveal party on Saturday the 10th. How far ahead can I make them and do they need to be refrigerated? Thank you

Carol Speake

Friday 9th of July 2021

We ate mine fairly quickly since strawberries have a lot of liquid in them. I would keep them refrigerated if not using within a day or two.

Punam Paul

Thursday 17th of January 2019

Thanks Mam, for sharing such a wonderful and delicious recipe. Loved cooking this recipe due to its nutritional values and my son enjoyed it due to its wonderful taste.

Carol

Thursday 17th of January 2019

Glad you enjoyed the recipe! Carol

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