Oatmeal bars are one of my fav snacks or even breakfast! I used to spend a lot of money on the “healthy” oatmeal bars but they’re loaded with artificial ingredients and even sugar! This homemade version is so simple and easy to make that I’m planning on making a whole series with different variations! So tell me in the comments which flavor do you want me to make?
The first recipe is the strawberry oatmeal bars.
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
- 1 cup quick oats or rolled
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or any flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon optional
- 1/3 cup sugar or dry sweetener of choice
- 1/3 cup vegetabe oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups strawberries diced
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp sugar or dry sweetener of choice
Preheat your oven to 180ºC and line a 20x20 cm square pan with parchment paper (I only have a rectangular pan but that's okay).
In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.
Add the oil and mix until you have a crumbly dough.
Firmly press 2/3 of the dough into the pan, reserving the remaining dough.
In another bowl, mix the strawberries, lemon juice, cornstarch and 1 tbsp sweetener.
Press the strawberries mixture firmly on top of the dough in the pan, with a fork.
Sprinkle the remaining dough on top of strawberries and press it down tightly again.
Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 mins on the center rack.
Remove and let cool then refrigerate for at least 1 hour before slicing, as they firm up considerably.
Nutrition facts are based on a recipe made with quick oats, vegetable oil, cornstarch, all-purpose white flour and sweetener.