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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

I found these strawberry oatmeal bars while looking for healthy breakfast options. Well Plated had this recipe listed at 100 calories per bar AND it had frosting...I was sold right there! 

Added bonus- the ingredients aren't too complex, the process is easy and you can have these for breakfast or as a snack!

What You'll Need

FOR THE STRAWBERRY BARS

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups small-diced strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

FOR THE VANILLA GLAZE

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk (any kind you like)

Oven: 375 degrees
Cook Time: 35 minutes

strawberries and sugar

Optional: The strawberries from the store weren't very flavorful so I diced them and then left them to sit for a few hours with some extra sugar.

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Get an 8x8 pan and cover it with parchment paper. I like to pin the paper down or else it's just unmanageable for me. 

Oatmeal mixture

In a medium sized bowl mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, ginger and salt. 

Oatmeal Bar Mixture

Once combined, add in the melter butter and stir until the dry ingredients are all thoroughly mixed. 

Oatmeal Bar Mixture

Set aside half a cup of the mixture for later use!

Oatmeal Bars

Spread and press the rest of the mixture into the pan.

Sugar Strawberries

Next we'll combine the corn starch, lemon juice and granulated sugar with the diced strawberries. 

Strawberry Layered Oatmeal Bars

Add those evenly across the pan.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Take the remaining oatmeal mixture and sprinkle it over the top. Now we're ready to put it in the oven! Bake the bars for 35-40 minutes.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Get ready for your kitchen to smell great once this is done. :) While the strawberry oatmeal pan cools, let's make the frosting. 

Frosting
Frosting

Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until it reaches a smooth consistency. It's going to seem really thick but it'll look great on the bars once you put it on. If you want to thin it down you can slowly stir in more milk.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

From the looks of Well Plated's recipe if you cut these into 16 bars then you're all set at 100 calories per bar. Delicious and guilt-free!

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
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