Strawberry and oat cereal bars

Strawberry_Bars_Easy Food

Makes 12

For the base and topping:
80g butter, melted
120g plain flour
60g wholewheat flour
220g porridge oats
170g honey
50g brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

For the strawberry filling:
500g fresh strawberries, sliced
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp plain flour

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan gas mark 4.
  2. Line the bottom of a 20cm square baking tin with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray for easy removal.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, flours, oats, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix until just combined and crumbly. Scoop out around one third of the mixture and set aside for the topping.
  4. Spread the remaining mixture into the bottom of the prepared tin, using your fingers to press it into an even layer.
  5. For the filling, place the strawberries in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice, vanilla extract and flour.
  6. Spread the strawberry mixture evenly over the base. Scatter the reserved crumble mixture over the top.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes until golden brown on top. Allow to cool in the tin, then carefully remove and allow to cool for another 10 minutes. Slice into 12 bars.

Per Serving: 246kcals, 6.9g fat (3.7g saturated), 43.2g carbs (18g sugars), 4.6g protein, 3.7g fibre, 0.054g sodium