These Strawberry Crumb bars are a sweet, fruity dessert, perfect for sharing! Fresh Strawberries are the star, supported by layers of crunchy, buttery, and sugary oats. Great for parties, potlucks, and even breakfast!
8-inch square pan, I use Wilton, lined with parchment paper that hands over the pan to create handles on the sides for easy lifting/removing of the strawberry bars
1cupold fashioned/rolled oats
¾cupall purpose flour
2cupsfresh strawberrieshulled and chopped
For the glaze - optional
1-2tablespoonmilk or half and half
½teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
In a large bowl, combine the oats with flour, melted butter, brown sugar, and salt. Give everything a mix with a spatula.
In a separate bowl, combine the strawberries with sugar. Let it sit for 15 minutes to release the juices then drain excess liquid. Add lemon juice, and cornstarch. Give it a stir so that the strawberries are well coated.
In an 8-inch square pan, press half of the oat-flour mixture with your hands. Layer with the strawberry mixture, and then crumble the remaining flour oat mixture with your hands and scatter on top of the strawberries mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares.
If you wish to drizzle with a simple glaze, mix together the glaze ingredients and drizzle only after the crumb bars have cooled completely. Do this if you like your crumb bars to be on the sweeter side.
Nutrition. Calculated per serving without the drizzle.Freezing. Wrap bars individually in plastic wrap and then place in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.