Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

I’ve been spending a lot more time in grocery stores lately and I’m definitely loving the fact that beautiful, fresh berries are back in stock. In my mind, fresh berries are a sure sign that the seasons are changing, even if it’s still sweatshirt/sweater weather here in Ohio. And while peak strawberry season hasn’t quite hit my region, this recipe allows even pre-season berries to sing.

Along with Spring warmth and sunshine comes bathing suit season – did that just make you wince a little? I pretty much find myself dreading the mere thought of it! Coming off of a super long, cold winter hunkered down over delicious comfort foods; these Strawberry Oatmeal Bars sweetened with Truvia Baking Blend can make you feel a little less intimidated by a trip to the beach. Swapping Truvia Baking Blend for regular sugar has allowed me to cut some calories from my diet, without having to cut out my weekly baking rituals.

These bars are a breeze to make. One simple mixture packed full of whole grain goodness makes up both the tender crust and the cinnamon crumble topping. The fresh strawberry filling adds just the right amount of sweetness to make these bars the perfect Spring dessert. Between the fruit and the oats, they’re also pretty much breakfast perfection.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes


Crust/topping: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup Truvia Baking Blend (see note below for substitution) Filling: 4 cups of strawberries, washed, hulled and diced 1/3 cup of Truvia Baking Blend Juice from 1/2 lemon 1/3 cup corn starch


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside. 2. In a large bowl, stir together strawberries and 1/3 cup of Truvia Baking Blend and let sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add lemon juice and cornstarch and stir to combine. 3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix oats, flours, cinnamon, butter, salt, vanilla and 1/3 cup Truvia Baking Blend on low speed until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix on high speed for an additional 2 minutes. 4. Press 2/3 of the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread the strawberry filling evenly over the top of the crust. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture over the top of the strawberry filling, creating a crumb-like topping. 5. Bake bars for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting.


- You can use all purpose flour in place of the white whole wheat flour. - Try swapping out other berries in place of the strawberries for a different twist. - If you would like to use granulated sugar in place of the Truvia Baking Blend, simply double the measurement.
My Baking Addiction adapted from Truvia

Disclosure: My Baking Addiction has teamed up with Truvia to develop recipes using Truvia® Baking Blend. This is a sponsored post written as part of that program. All opinions about Truvia Baking Blend are my own.

27 Responses to “Strawberry Oatmeal Bars”

  1. marcie@flavorthemoments — April 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I’ve had strawberry fever lately, so these bars look terrific. Can’t wait to try them out!


  2. Carol | a cup of mascarpone — April 30, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    These are seriously gorgeous strawberry bars! Love the freshness, along with the oats! Absolutely lovely!


  3. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 1, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I want a piece so bad right now. I’m in strawberry heaven currently.


  4. Simone — May 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I have blackberries in the fridge – I may try these with blackberries. They are making my mouth water!


  5. Gina — May 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

    These look great! I have so many strawberries to use- need to make this with them!


  6. All of those sweet oatmeal crumbles and that fresh strawberry filling look so delicious! Now is the perfect time to bake with all the fresh fruit we can get our hands on, and I love this idea. I would certainly be eating these for breakfast. :)
    Hope you get some warmer weather over there soon!


  7. These look delicious!


  8. ThisBakerGirlBlogs — May 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Strawberries are my absolute favourite fruits and these bars are a must-make! They look beautiful :-)


  9. Can’t wait for Strawberry Season to hit my area!


  10. Patce — May 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Yummy, i love oatmeal and strawberries! :-)


  11. leslie — May 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Ohhh I love Truvia! I haven’t tried their baking blend yet!
    These looks scrumptious!


  12. Haley — May 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Hello, I loved this recipe so much that the minute after I read it I ran to the kitchen and baked it using what I had! I substituted the fresh strawberries for assorted fruit and I used plain old sugar in place of truvia baking blend. I do have one question. . the crumb oatmeal crust and topping did not turn out nice and hard like a bar, it is more of a light sandy crust! I think these will be just as delicious but they are a little different, any suggestions on what could have changed the oatmeal texture? Thanks


    • Rachel — May 29, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Maybe you had a brainfart like I did and used 3/4 stick of butter instead of 3/4 cup. I kept thinking it was too dry, but couldn’t figure out why! All those beautiful strawberries wasted- ughhhh!

  13. Rachel @ Bakerita — May 1, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I’m so excited for the start of berry season! These look like the perfect way to celebrate it. Pinned!


  14. buttercream bakehouse — May 2, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I can smell the strawberry from here. Looks great!


  15. Simone — May 2, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I really did go home and make these last night! I was so excited that Kroger had $.99 blackberries! It tastes great with blackberries and I substituted brown sugar in the crumble top since I didn’t have truvia. My only question is: should I store these in the fridge? [or what is left of the 9 x 13 pan!]


  16. miss messy — May 2, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Yum!!! Sounds great :) Love the strawberry combo.


  17. Mmm these look perfect! Yum!


  18. Janneke — May 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I’m loving strawberries lately! Ant those bars look absolutely delicious!!


  19. Val — May 5, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Hi Jamie,

    I’ve just discovered your blog and since I love berries this recipe will surely be one of my future trials…happy Sunday from sunny Italy!



  20. Peggy — May 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    These look amazing! Definitely a great breakfast on the go!


  21. Meredith — May 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I baked these for a work brunch the other day. They were delicious!


    • Jamie — August 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm


      That’s great! I’m so happy to hear that you loved the recipe. Thank you so much for stopping back and for following MBA!


  22. Tracy — June 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I’m so excited that we just started getting fresh, local strawberries here. These bars are a must-make!


  23. Marlo — July 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Looks delicious! Can they be frozen?


    • Jamie — September 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Marlo,
      These should be fine to freeze. Just make sure they’re in an airtight container. I would probably put wax paper between layers of them.
      – Jamie

  24. barb — February 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Any idea on the calories per piece?


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