Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
7 Tablespoons light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
7 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
10 oz. diced strawberries
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon sugar
For the glaze:
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoon milk
Preheat the oven to 350º F and place the rack in the center position. Line 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang the sides.
In a bowl stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, oats and flour. Add melted coconut oil and vanilla and stir to combine. The mixture should be evenly moistened and crumbly. Reserve about ¾ cup of the mixture for topping and press remaining mixture in the bottom of the pan. Scatter half of the strawberries, sprinkle with cornstarch, lemon juice and sugar. Scatter remaining strawberries and then sprinkle with remaining oatmeal mixture.
Bake for about 40 minutes (until the topping gets nice golden color). Don’t forget to cool completely before serving. To make the glaze whisk the glaze ingredients until smooth. For thicker consistency add more powdered sugar or add more milk if you want to thin the glaze. Drizzle over the bars and serve.
Recipe, Erin Clarke.
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