Strawberry Oatmeal Bars #SundaySupper
Prep time: 35 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour 25 mins
Ingredients
  • Filling:
  • 1 quart Florida strawberries, washed and hulled
  • ⅔ cup (142 grams) sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons (12 grams) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) lemon juice
  • Bars:
  • 1 cup (143 grams) all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup (38 grams) oat flour
  • ⅓ cup (28 grams) old fashioned oats
  • ½ teaspoon (4 grams) salt
  • 12 tablespoons (172 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (211 grams) sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (2 grams) vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • confectioners sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. For the filling:
  2. Place the strawberries in a medium saucepan. Mash with your hands or a masher and add ⅔ cup sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick and translucent, stirring constantly. Cool completely.
  3. For the bars:
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line an 8" x 8" baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  5. Whisk together the all purpose flour, oat flour, oats and salt. Set aside.
  6. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Add the egg.
  7. Blend in the dry ingredients.
  8. Spread half of the dough onto the bottom of the parchment lined baking pan. Top this with the cooled strawberry filling. Drop the remaining dough by the spoonfuls over the strawberry filling. The entire top will not be covered.
  9. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Cool in the pan.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  11. Lift the parchment paper out of the pan and transfer it to a cutting board. Cut into 16 bars.
  12. Dust with confectioners sugar.
Notes
Additional time is required for the filling to cool and the bars to sit in the refrigerator overnight.
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/strawberry-oatmeal-bars-sundaysupper