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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Servings 16
Calories 171 kcal
Author Nichole Banducci


Bar Base

  • 1 stick 8 tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups rolled oats not instant
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour white works too, if you prefer
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Strawberry Filling

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


Strawberry Filling

  1. Place strawberries in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Soften for about 5 minutes, then smash with a potato masher or wooden spoon.
  3. Once mashed strawberries begin to bubble, remove from heat.
  4. Stir-in chia seeds and lemon juice.
  5. Cool for 30 minutes. The chia seeds will thicken the fruit and create a jam-like consistency.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish with parchment, non-stick spray, or butter.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together butter, oats, flour, brown sugar and baking powder. Once incorporated, the ingredients will be crumbly and slightly moist.
  4. Spoon just over half of the mixture into the 8x8 pan and press down firmly.
  5. Spread 1 cup (8oz) of strawberry jam over the pressed bar base.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining mixture from the bowl over the jam layer. Press down lightly, but don’t push through to the jam.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool for 15 minutes and cut into 2” squares.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.4g10%
Sodium 49.7mg2%
Carbohydrates 25.3g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2.5g5%
Vitamin A 48.8IU1%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.