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Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

I had seen a few recipes for berry oatmeal bars such as this recipe for strawberry oatmeal bars that looked really good. The strawberry and rhubarb jam was calling to me and I could not resist using it along with some fresh strawberries in some oatmeal bars. The strawberry and rhubarb oatmeal crumble bars were really easy to make and taste great! The only problem that I had was that the bars crumbled easily and did not come out of the pan looking much like bars. Though I did not realize it before making it, the oatmeal crumble recipe was really similar to the topping that I often use on my crumbles and crisps. In fact the strawberry and rhubarb oatmeal crumble bars tasted almost exactly like a strawberry and rhubarb crumble only with a higher ratio of crumble to filling. I think I might have to try one warm with some vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter (melted)
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup pecans (chopped)
1/4 cup of strawberry rhubarb jam or strawberry jam
1/2 pound strawberries (sliced)

Directions:
1. Mix the butter into the brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, rolled oats and pecans until it resembles a coarse meal.
2. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking pan.
3. Spread the jam on top.
4. Place the strawberries on the jam.
5. Crumble the remaining oat mixture on top.
6. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble
Date Crumb Bars
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Blueberry Crumb Bars with Lemon Cream Filling

38 comments:

Bridgett said...

You have been going strawberry-crazy lately. I'm loving it!!

Pam said...

Kevin, you read my mind. I was just thinking of creating something like this. It looks so tasty.

maybelles parents said...

looks great. strawberry and rhubarb are a perfect combination.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Sorry to hear it didn't keep together, but it looks that much more delicious. I took my less formed bars and crumbled them over some Greek yogurt with a handful of fruit in the morning. Either way, you can't go wrong with home-made! They look great!

VeggieGirl said...

Despite not keeping together, those bars look fantastic to me!! Yum!!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I'm gonna love the crispy-ness of it! it looks fab!

Marjie said...

I think the things that don't take the prettiest pictures often taste best! Gotta love strawberry season!

Tarah said...

Though it didn't stay together to well, they still look fantastic! I'd totally have one!

Manggy said...

Yeah, I think the warmth plus the ice cream should be mandatory for such luscious bars :)

OhioMom said...

I agree with everyone else, crumble them with yogurt, ice cream or in your hand ... oatmeal bars are the best :)

Gloria said...

Kevin this Crumble bars look absolutely delicious! Please I want one to Breakfast!! Gloria

Steph said...
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Steph said...

Those crumble bars look delicious! These are the types of snacks I never make unless I have lots of people to feed it to because its one of those things that can be eaten in one sitting.

meeso said...

I love oatmeal used this way, looks so good!

Astra Libris said...

mmmmm, your crumble bars look positively heavenly! Such a fabulous idea! I definitely vote for the "warm with vanilla ice cream" version... :-)

OhioMom said...

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tigerfish said...

You have creative ways to make strawberry the star in your recipes :)

noobcook said...

Mmmm ... so healthy and delicious! :)

Sharon said...

It's hard to keep crumble bars together. I like the looks of yours anyway and the more crumbly, the more I want to eat with ice cream!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Happy Canada Day Kevin!

diva said...

i can't believe you made this. i know oatmeal bars are do-able at home but i always think you can only get them at the store. i think otherwise now. this is top-notch!!

love it.

Michele said...

Not that I'm complaining, but are you being sponsored by the Canadian Strawberry Farmers' Association?!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

These look delicious! Crumble makes anything nicer...:)

Cathy said...

What a great way to use all the fresh strawberries blending them with Rubarb, yogurt or ice cream!! I am all about the crumble - Big deal that they did not stay together - that is why forks were invented...

Cheers
Cathy
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farida said...

Kevin, this looks so nice! I make oatmeal bars pretty often, using all kinds of preserves and jams - whatever I have in my kitchen:)

Strawberry sounds like a good idea, too! Yum!

Helene said...

You came up with a great recipe. With all of you strawberries posts I really have to go strawberry picking.

cookinpanda said...

This is so easy! I can't believe I haven't made something like this before. It looks great even if it falls apart. Thanks for the inspiration as usual.

cakewardrobe said...

Just perfect for summer breakfast!

Grace said...

awesome dessert, kevin! you need to help me satisfy my sweet tooth more often! :)

Leslie said...

mmmm.that looks sooooo good...you must have recently stocked up on strawberries! Love it!

Pearlsofeast said...

The crumble looks perfect and I love pecans in it.Simply fanatastic.

Rachel said...

These look divine!! I wonder if there is a sugar free version as I have a sugar intolerance.

Meeta said...

oh my - this is so my kind of bar. lovely kevin!

EAT! said...

I would love to have this with a cup of coffee for breakfast. It looks delicious!!

Queen Bee said...

I just made these last night..GREAT! didnt have strawberry jam, so I used blackberry, and pressed the crust really firmly into the bottom of the pan, after it was done left it in the fridge and they hold their shape..Great way to use frozen berries

sylph said...

You are a recipe soul mate. I'm book marking this page. Thanks!

Phoebe said...

I made these last night and i found the same problme with it not staying together. I think it was just not enough moisture in the mix. What i did when i took it out was drizzle 1/4 cup of butter over the tope and then popped it back in for five minutes and it turned out PERFECTLY!

jonathan said...

I just made these yesterday, and they are FANTASTIC! Mine did actually come out quite well as bars. I didn't have pecans on hand, so my dough was probably not as crumbly as yours. I also let them cool completely before I cut them.

Found this recipe with a Google search for strawberry bars - so glad I found it!

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