Have you ever had those cereal bars they sell at the grocery store that are soft on the outside and filled with fruit? These Strawberry Breakfast Bars are similar in taste to those, only much more delicious and better for you because they are homemade. The smell of these bars cooking wafted through the house and caused my hubby to ask "what is that amazing smell?" He was even more impressed when I told him that our daughter old helped to make this family friendly recipe. She loves to help and pressing the buttons on the food processor (under strict supervision of course!) If you like these Strawberry Breakfast Bars, don't miss our yummy Lemon Bars.
Strawberry Breakfast Bars
Kids can totally help to make these strawberry breakfast bars! My daughter was involved in almost every step.
With adult supervision, kids can even help press the button on the food processor.
One of my daughter's favorite jobs was pressing the crust mixture into the pan.
The filling in these strawberry breakfast bars is too yummy!
Don't forget the crumb topping!
When I took this out of the oven, I let it cool for about 40 minutes since the fruit filling is very hot.
Cut into bars. These can be stored in the refrigerator.
Strawberry Breakfast Bars
- Crust and topping:
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup quick cook oats
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup cubed butter
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- Bar filling:
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 11 oz sliced strawberries
- ½ tablespoon orange juice
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×9 pan with cooking spray.
- Pour flour, sugar and salt into a food processor and combine by pressing the pulse button a few times.
- Cut butter into cubes and add to the food processor.
- Press the pulse button until the butter has been incorporated into the crumb mixture. Add the oats and press to combine again. Remove ½ cup of the mixture and set aside to use for the topping.
- Add 1 tablespoon of orange juice to the food processor and to combine, press pulse a few times.
- Pour the mixture from the food processor into the greased 9×9 pan. Press it into the pan evenly.
- To make the filling, combine the brown sugar, flour and orange juice until moistened and then add the sliced strawberries. Mix until the strawberries are coated.
- Distribute the strawberries evenly onto the crust.
- Sprinkle crumb topping over the strawberries.
- Before you put this in the oven, spray the top with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
We used strawberries for the filling since they are in season, but these strawberry breakfast bars would work with a variety of berries or other fruits. Use what you have on hand.
If you can, get little ones involved in making these strawberry breakfast bars. It is a great time to bond and experience the joy of baking.
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