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plate of strawberry bars

Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gorgeous Strawberry Oatmeal Bars with a shortbread-like crust. Made with whole grain oats, fresh ripe strawberries, and sweetened with maple syrup for a healthy twist. A delicious, nourishing treat perfect for potlucks! Easy to make, kid-friendly, gluten free and vegan-friendly.


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For the filling:

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, diced small
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

For the bars:

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted (I like salted)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place a medium pot over medium heat. Add strawberries, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cornstarch, mixing to combine. Once mixture is gently bubbling, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk oats, oat flour, almond flour, and salt. Add maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla, stirring until a moist dough forms. Set aside about 1/2 cup of the mixture for the topping.
  4. Press the remaining mixture firmly into the lined pan. Pour strawberry mixture on top, smooth with a spatula, then crumble remaining topping over strawberries. 
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden and smelling delicious. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. (I like to put them in the fridge once they've cooled down a bit to speed up the process.) Delish with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!


VEGAN: Sub vegan butter.