Nutty Strawberry Oat Bars



These nutty strawberry oat bars are a true treat for all strawberry lovers. Healthy oats crust topped with homemade strawberry filling and sprinkled generously with  nutty buttery crunch topping make these oat bars a perfect treat any time of the day.






I shared a recipe on how to make homemade strawberry filling in another post not too long ago. And I am sharing on this page now one delightful treat that can be made using the filling as an ingredient and it is none other than my nutty strawberry oat bars. 

These bars make a lovely treat anytime of the day, even for breakfast. And they are so easy and fast to put together that this would make a great treat if you need to whip up a dessert or tea time treat in a short period of time. Having the strawberry filling made ahead of time (like me, I have it ready in the fridge) would save even more time, but if you don't, both the strawberry filling and the oat bars can be whipped up within an hour. 


These bars consist of a layer of crust made using quick oats, plain flour, almond flour and brown sugar. Its pressed into a loaf pan and topped generously with the lovely delicious homemade strawberry filling. To top these all, a layer of buttery crumble made using the same ingredients as the crust plus a good amount of roasted almond nibs is sprinkled generously all over the strawberry filling and then baked to a perfection. The results - deliciously buttery crust bars with sweet strawberry filling and nutty crunchy topping. Sounds good, right?

Here is how I made these gorgeous strawberry oat bars. 

I started by preparing the crust. I measured my flour, instant oats, brown sugar, salt, almond flour into a bowl and mixed them all with a whisk.


Next, I added my butter (at room temperature) and mixed it in to the flour mixture with my mixer. At this point, the dough would be soft and of a cookie dough consistency.


I saved ½ cup of the crust and pressed the remaining crust into my lined loaf tin and made sure the sides were slightly higher compared to the center. This is to contain my strawberry filling and make sure it does not overflow on the sides.


Next was the strawberry filling. I filled my crust until it was the same level as the sides of the crust.


And finally, I topped the filling with my nutty crumb mix. To make the mix, I used the ½ cup crust I saved earlier, mixed it with 3 tablespoons of dry roasted almond nibs and sprinkled it evenly all over the strawberry topping. The crust dough, when mixed with the almond nibs, turned to a crumbly consistency and that was how I sprinkled it all over the oat bar.


I baked the bar for 25 minutes until the top turned golden brown. And this was how the strawberry oat bar looked like once it was fully baked. 


And I let the bar cool down to room temperature before cutting it into smaller bars. 




Here is the full printable recipe of my strawberry oat bars:

Nutty Strawberry Oat Bars

By , Sep 20, 2019

Nutty Strawberry Oat Bars Recipe

These nutty strawberry oat bars are a true treat for all strawberry lovers. Healthy oats crust topped with homemade strawberry filling and sprinkled generously with nutty buttery crunch topping make these oat bars a perfect treat any time of the day.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Yield: 8 inches by 4 inches bar (4 to 8 serving size)
Keyword: Strawberry Oat Bars
Category: Dessert, Breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 65 g instant oatmeal
  • 90 g plain flour
  • 15 g ground almond
  • 65 g brown sugar
  • 115 g butter
  • 150 g strawberry filling
  • 50 g almond nibs (roasted)
  • ¼ tsp salt
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Grease and line an 8 inches by 4 inches loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Dry roast the almond nibs over low heat or in the oven until they are lightly browned. Leave aside to cool.
  3. Add flour, brown sugar, oats, salt and almond flour into a bowl and mix with a whisk.
  4. Add butter and beat until the butter is well incorporated into the dry ingredients. The dough should come together into a ball.
  5. Remove about ½ cup of the crust dough aside and press the remaining into the prepared loaf tin. Make sure the sides are slightly higher than the center.
  6. Next, add the strawberry filling onto the crust evenly making sure it does not overflow on the sides.
  7. To prepare the crumb topping, dry roast the almond nibs and add them to the ½ cup crust saved earlier and whisk for a few seconds until the mixture turns crumbly.
  8. Sprinkle the crumble evenly all over the strawberry oats bar.
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius. Remove the bar from oven and let it cool in tin for about 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Cut the bar into smaller squares or bars as desired and serve.



Happy Baking :)



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