Strawberry Oat Bars

Strawberries are perhaps my favorite of the summer delicacies. Sweet strawberries at the peak of sweet perfection during the months of June and July. I don’t really think there is much better.

Except, perhaps, when they are sandwiched between layers of oats + brown sugar.

These bars are the perfect mix between a breakfast bar and a decadent brownie (or blondie). Which means that they are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

And with good, wholesome ingredients like strawberries, rolled oats, and whole wheat flour…there is absolutely nothing to feel guilty about. Nothing.

Except. Well. Wanting to keep the entire batch for yourself. I’m lucky. I don’t have to share. The Hubster is avoiding strawberries for a while.

But I would. You know. If he wanted them. (Maybe.)

Now go and make these strawberry oat bars. It’s your patriotic duty.

Yields 12

Strawberry Oat Bars

A delicious summer time treat that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, [em]and[/em] dessert.

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) Earth Balance or vegan margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°F.
  2. Grease a 9x9 pan.
  3. Combine Earth Balance and brown sugar and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until fully incorporated.
  4. Add flour and baking soda and mix well.
  5. Stir in the oats and the water, by hand.
  6. Press half of batter into a pan.
  7. In another bowl mix together the strawberries and sugar, mashing the berries slightly so that the juice runs.
  8. Spread the berries over the first layer of batter in pan.
  9. Top with remaining oat batter.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool.
  12. Cut into bars and serve.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.


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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.


  1. Reply Just what I'm in the mood for :-)
  2. Reply I have made these twice in 2 days. One batch for the family, one batch for friends. :) Very yummy & super easy to make!
    1. Reply Right on! They are my absolute favorite treats when strawberries are in season. And I bet you could make them with other fruits too. Peaches would be epic.
  3. Reply Thanks for the recipe. I might try with spelt flour.
    1. Reply let me know how it turns out with the spelt flour!
  4. Reply well mine were kind of a bust :*( I tried with GF flour mixture and coconut oil instead of butter. They came out way too crumbly to eat in the bar form. On the plus side, they taste AMAZING! but I have to eat them in a bowl. My FIL is enjoying them with his greek yogurt as a sort of parfait. I'll definitely try these again with a little less flour and something else to make them less dry.
    1. Reply Bummer! But at least it was a tasty bust. Perhaps up the coconut oil content or add in some milk.

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