Healthy Strawberry & Blueberry Bars

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Healthy Strawberry & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

By making these healthy strawberry and blueberry oatmeal bars, you can celebrate the flavors of summer. Although some desserts can be heavy, this healthy bar recipe blends juicy berry flavors with a light glaze and an oatmeal crumb topping.

Best of all, you can easily make this recipe gluten-free for those with dietary concerns.

Berry Flexible

These healthy strawberry and blueberry bars are very versatile. Instead of a pastry, grab one to munch with your morning coffee, or add a bar to your child’s lunch. Of course they are also the perfect crowd pleasing dessert topped with your favorite yogurt.

Celebrate with Dessert
Not only are they healthy, but the red, white and blue colors can easily help you celebrate several summer holidays. While you are at it, make a double batch (in a 9 x13-inch baking pan). And put extra in the freezer to have on hand for last-minute gatherings.

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Healthy Strawberry & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
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Servings16bars
Prep Time20minutes
Cook Time35minutes
Ingredients
  • FOR THE STRAWBERRY BARS:
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oat gluten free if needed
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour or substitute all-purpose flour or 1:1 baking flour to make gluten free
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter — melted or substitute melted coconut oil to make vegan/dairy free
  • 1 cup small-diced strawberries
  • 1 cup whole blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice from about 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • FOR THE VANILLA GLAZE (OPTIONAL)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk any type
Servings16bars
Prep Time20minutes
Cook Time35minutes
Ingredients
  • FOR THE STRAWBERRY BARS:
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oat gluten free if needed
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour or substitute all-purpose flour or 1:1 baking flour to make gluten free
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter — melted or substitute melted coconut oil to make vegan/dairy free
  • 1 cup small-diced strawberries
  • 1 cup whole blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice from about 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • FOR THE VANILLA GLAZE (OPTIONAL)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk any type
Recipe Instructions
  1. Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper so that the paper overhangs two sides like handles.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, ginger, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and stir until it forms clumps and the dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumble mixture, then press the rest into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Combine strawberries and blueberries in a separate bowl, scatter half of combined mixture over the crust. Sprinkle the cornstarch evenly over the top, then sprinkle on the lemon juice and 1/2 tablespoon of the granulated sugar. Scatter on the remaining berries, then the remaining 1/2 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs evenly over the top. You will have some fruit showing through.
  4. Bake the bars for 35 to 40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbly and the crumb topping smells toasty and looks golden. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely (you can speed this process along in the refrigerator).
  5. While the bars cool, prepare the glaze: In a medium bowl, briskly whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth. Feel free to add more milk if a thinner consistency is desired. Using the parchment-paper handles, lift the bars from the pan. Drizzle with glaze, slice, and serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: https://wellplated.com/

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