Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
 
You can use raspberries, blueberries or blackberries for an even faster prep time since you won't need to slice them. Great as a snack or breakfast on the go!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour, whole wheat or all purpose
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2½ cups oatmeal, quick cook or rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons juice, orange or apple
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal, ground flaxseed, ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons flour, whole wheat or all purpose
  • 3½ cups strawberries, fresh, chopped
  • 1 lemon(s), use 1 tablespoon juice
  • cooking spray or parchment paper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour, ¾ cup of the brown sugar and salt. With your hands mix in the butter, oats, orange juice and flax seed until well blended. Set aside 1½ cups of the mixture for topping. Press the rest of the mixture firmly into the bottom of the baking dish. For the filling mix ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of the flour, strawberries and lemon juice with a spatula until the fruit is well coated. Spread the mixture on top of the crust. Sprinkle the reserved topping over the filling. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let cool for 2 hours, cut into bars and refrigerate in an airtight container to store.
  2. Nutrition
  3. Per Serving About: 190 calories, 7 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 3 g protein, 31 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 120 mg sodium

 

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