If you are looking for an easy way to use those fresh strawberries, these gluten free strawberry oatmeal breakfast bars make a delicious snack.
One bite of these fruity oatmeal cookie bars and you will be hooked! (And if you are a huge strawberry fan like me, check out my favorite gluten free strawberry recipes!)
Our farmer’s market is full of fresh local strawberries right now. They are big, juicy organic strawberries that burst with flavor when you bite into them.
We had a busy morning at the farmer’s market so I wanted to make a snack for my family that wouldn’t take too long to make.
You know how impatient kids can be!
The strawberries in these oatmeal bars are definitely the hero of this snack, and these are healthy enough so your kids can even have two if they want 🙂
I hope you enjoy these easy gluten free strawberry oat bars as much as we did!
Certified Gluten Free Oats
One important note for using oats when you are on a gluten free diet. Make sure the oats you use are certified gluten free. Make sure you check the handy list link! Cross contamination is a huge issue for oats and I don’t want anyone to get sick!! Here are some great certified gluten free oats brands to try.
I hope you are all having a great summer.
Our summer has been busier than most, and our vacation plans fizzled out because of the big LA Sand Fire. (We are praying that nobody else loses their homes, this fire is just horrible.) Our plan was to go to take the kids to Universal Studios, but there is just too much smoke there. The drought in California has made forest fires a real danger.
There is also a fire fairly close here at Big Sur too. We desperately could use some rain, but there probably won’t be any rainfall until the fall.
Luckily, we had a plan B, which includes lots of fun day trips. This is our last hurrah because our kids will be in different high schools next year. Little did we understand that this meant that all of their vacations, except one week, are on different dates! More time to create delicious recipes like these fresh strawberry oatmeal bars :-).
Can you use other fruit to make these breakfast bars?
Yes, this oatmeal bar recipe works with lots of different fruits! Here are some ideas:
- Strawberry Rhubarb
Add the crust ingredients to a bowl.
Layer on the fresh strawberries.
Add a few layers so the flavor really bursts through.
Sprinkle on the final layer of the crust and bake.
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Tools You Need To Make This Strawberry Bars Recipe:
- Certified gluten free oats. Make sure your oats are certified gluten free. Oats are very easily cross contaminated with wheat so really make sure so you stay safe.
- Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. It just works.
- 8×8 baking dish. This size pan is perfect for these gluten free strawberry bars.
How to make gluten free strawberry breakfast bars
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cup certified gluten free oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 7x7 pan with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Add the melted butter and mix. Press 1/2 of the mixed crust to the bottom of the pan.
- Add a layer of fresh strawberries.
- Top with remaining crust and bake for 25 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 225 Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 120mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 15g Protein: 3g
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