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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars Make Your Summer Sweet

These oatmeal bars feature strawberries spread over a buttery, streusel-like crust. The vanilla glaze makes them even more delicious!

strawberry oatmeal bars

Am I the only one who has been noticing all the amazingly gorgeous strawberries at the grocery store lately? I’m ready to make a ton of fruit desserts, and what I’m seeing in the produce section is inspiring me.

I’m getting so excited for summer to get here so we can finally go berry picking! We’ve made a family tradition out of going every year since we’ve had kids and we really look forward to it.

strawberry oatmeal bars recipe

One thing I don’t look forward to is coming home with a million pounds of strawberries and then all of a sudden not knowing what to do with them (well, you can make jam).

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had freshly picked berries gone bad because we make strawberry shortcakes one time and then never touch them again.

This year I not only want to be more mindful of how many berries we take home and can actually eat, but I also want to try out all the amazing strawberry bar recipes that I’ve seen on Pinterest for years now.

Oats, strawberries chopped up, stick of butter, lemon, salt, sugar, and allspice

Strawberry banana bread, strawberry pies, so many summer smoothies . . . the list goes on and on.

I’ve been itching to make these strawberry oatmeal bars for ages now, and when I had some fresh berries this weekend, I knew it was the perfect opportunity.

Mixing butter together with oats in a yellow bowl

I’ll be honest, I’ve never made oatmeal bars before in my entire life, but surprisingly they weren’t hard at all. I consider anything I can get right on the first try to be fool proof for all other people.

Pressing oats and butter into a pan lined with parchment paper

These oatmeal bars were incredibly delicious and you could easily customize them with whatever fruit is in season.

strawberry oatmeal bars using fresh strawberries

Just swap the strawberries for blueberries, apples, peaches, raspberries . . . the sky is really the limit here. This is the recipe that will keep giving all year long!

icing drizzled over the top of the oatmeal and strawberry mixture

If you’re into oatmeal bars for dessert, get started on making these today! What strawberry recipes are you dying to make this year? I need some more suggestions!

strawberry streusel bars

You’ll definitely want to print out the delicious recipe below!

Yield: 9 bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

icing drizzled over the top of the oatmeal and strawberry mixture

These oatmeal bars feature strawberries spread over a buttery, streusel-like crust. The vanilla glaze makes them even more delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


Strawberry Bars

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 T unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 T lemon juice, freshly squeezed, from about 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 T granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups strawberries, small-diced, 10 oz

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 T milk


  1. Place a rack in the center of your oven and heat to 375 degrees F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, 3/4 cup flour, brown sugar, ginger, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and stir until it forms clumps and the dry ingredients are evenly moistened.
  3. Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumble mixture, then press the rest into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. Scatter half of the strawberries over the crust. Sprinkle the cornstarch evenly over the top, then sprinkle on the lemon juice, and 1/2 tablespoon of the granulated sugar.
  5. Scatter on the remaining berries, then the remaining 1/2 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs evenly over the top.
  6. Bake the bars for 35 to 40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbly. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. 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.
  8. Using the parchment paper, lift the bars from the pan. Drizzle with glaze, slice, and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

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