Strawberry Oat Bars

4.98 from 322 votes

Simple to make, these strawberry oat bars are all kinds of tasty! Made with fresh strawberries, they are a perfect treat to make this summer!

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These baked strawberry oat bars are the perfect sweet treat that your family will love! Made with fresh strawberries, they’re chewy on the inside, crisp on the outside and are perfect to enjoy all summer long.

3 strawberry oat bars stacked on top of each other with large strawberry in front
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Ingredients & substitutions

  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil helps to bind the ingredients together and add moisture, and it also adds a nice subtle flavor. You can substitute with unsalted butter or plant-based butter.
  • Sugar: Cane sugar is less processed than white sugar so it is preferred in this recipe, but you can substitute with any granulated sugar.
  • Egg: To bind the dry ingredients together. You can make this recipe vegan by using a flax egg.
  • Flours: Use a mixture of oat and all purpose flour to make these strawberry bars. If you have a gluten intolerance, you can swap the all-purpose flour for a 1:1 gluten-free flour. If you don’t have oat flour to hand, it’s quick and easy to make your own.
  • Cinnamon and salt: To enhance the flavor of the bars.
  • Strawberries: We use fresh strawberries for these bars, dice them fairly small so that they break down easily when they are baked. It’s best to avoid frozen strawberries as these can contain a lot of water.
  • Lemon juice: To help balance out the sweetness. Use fresh lemon juice rather than bottled for the best flavor.
  • Oats: Rolled oats, or old fashioned oats are best for this recipe, they keep a nice chewy texture and get nice and crispy too. In a pinch you can use quick oats, but it’s best to avoid steel cut oats that will be tough to eat.
Ingredients to make the recipe

How to make strawberry oat bars

Prepare the layers

  1. Blend together the wet ingredients and add the flours, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Mix well until combined.
  3. Dice the strawberries and add to a bowl.
  4. Toss in the sugar and lemon juice.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the flours, coconut oil, sugar and salt.
  6. Mix in the rolled oats with your fingers.
6 image collage to show how to make the layers: the base, the strawberries and the crumble

Assemble & Bake

  1. Press the base layer into a lined pan and smooth it out.
  2. Add the strawberries on top in an even layer.
  3. Sprinkle over the oat crumble topping.
  4. Bake until golden brown.
4 image collage to show how to layer the base, strawberries and the crumble and the final baked bars

Tips for making the bars

  1. Use juicy ripe strawberries. This will help them break down more easily with the sugar and lemon juice to create a jammy consistency when baked
  2. Chop the strawberries evenly. This will help make the filling more smooth and consistent instead of chunky. It also breaks down with the sugar more easily.
  3. Divide the base into portions to make it easier to add to the pan. Put several large dollops of the mixture in different parts of the pan and push them together with your fingertips.
  4. Don’t skip chilling the base layer. This will help the oat bars cook more evenly as the coconut oil will solidify so that the sugar can gradually absorb any liquid.

Frequently asked questions

How long do they keep?

Once your strawberry oat bars are baked, let them cool before cutting them in bars. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. They will not be as crisp after a couple of days, but can be reheated in the oven to get them to crisp up again if you wish.

Can you freeze them?

Yes, these bars will keep frozen well for up to 2 to 3 months. Once cooled, you can freeze the bars in the pan by covering with foil and placing in a freezer bag. You can also freeze individual bars by separating them with parchment and placing in an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature.

Can you use other fruits?

If strawberries aren’t your thing, or you have some fresh fruits to use up, the strawberries can easily be swapped. Blueberries, raspberries, peaches and mango are all great choices!

Strawberry oat bars after baking on parchment paper cut into 9 bars

These strawberry oat bars are one delicious way to make the most out of everyone’s favorite summer fruit. Just the right amount of sweet, they make for a delicious afternoon pick me up!

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Strawberry Oat Bars

Simple to make, these strawberry oat bars are all kinds of tasty! Made with fresh strawberries, they are a perfect treat to make this summer!
5 from 322 votes
Servings 9 servings
Course Dessert, Snack
Calories 311
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
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  • 1 pound strawberries small diced
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice



Make base

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, blend coconut oil, sugar, and egg together with a stand mixer or handheld beaters on medium high until combined.
  • Add all-purpose flour, oat flour, cinnamon and salt, blending on low until just combined.
  • Press mixture into prepared pan. Pat into an even layer. Chill in fridge for at least 20 minutes while preparing remaining layers.

Make filling

  • Toss the diced strawberries with sugar and lemon juice. Set aside.

Make crumble topping

  • In a large bowl, combine the flours, coconut oil, sugar and salt.
  • Add the rolled oats and toss with your fingers until well mixed and crumbly.


  • On the chilled base, spread an even layer of the strawberry mixture.
  • Sprinkle the crumble on top of the strawberries as evenly as possible, but do not press down.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden on top and strawberries are slightly bubbling at edges.
  • Cool in pan for at least 20 minutes before removing. Allow to cool completely before slicing into 9 squares.


Storage: Store the oat bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. It will not be as crisp but can be reheated in the oven to make more crisp.


Calories: 311kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 183mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 33IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Dessert, Snack
4.98 from 322 votes (238 ratings without comment)

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  1. Violet says:

    Can you substitute the fresh strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice part with just strawberry jam?

    1. Yumna says:

      I haven’t tried using jam instead of fresh berries myself, but I think it would work out well as long as the jam is thick and not too runny. Let me know if you try it!

  2. Tina says:

    Just found this recipe and am excited to try but can I use coconut flour instead of oat flour? Thanks for your help.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Hi Tina, great question. Absolutely, you can substitute the oat flour with coconut! You’ll have to come back and let me know what you think of them after you make it.

  3. Salma says:

    Must try recipe! Loved making it, i used Michigan grown strawberries- bought them from my local farmers market.
    Oh My Yum!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much! That sounds so fresh and perfect!

  4. Leigh says:

    it sounds delicious, but I couldn’t make it. Ads made it impossible to read the recipe, which kept jumping around and was entirely covered by a big white square that I guess was supposed to be an ad. I ended up throwing out a bowl of sugar coconut oil and egg. I spent 4 minutes trying to find the rating box to write this review.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      If it helps, if you scroll down to the very bottom of the page, there will be a recipe card that you can read off of or print!

    2. Miriam says:

      I made it and it turn out so good 👍 really so good. My kid’s are have healthy eating week in their school and they ask me to make thz. 🙃
      I would love to share pics

      1. Yumna J. says:

        Hi Miriam, so glad you and your kids enjoyed the strawberry oat bars! I would love for you to share pictures with me on Instagram! I wish you could share them on the site, but we haven’t found an effective solution to do that yet.

  5. Celestia says:

    These came out great!! I used regular flour instead of oat flour and it was still amazing. Thanks ❤

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you! That’s perfect!

  6. Torie says:

    Can I substitute oat flour with whole wheat?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      It should still work, yes!

  7. Fatima says:

    Oh my god.. this Tastes sooo goood (whenever I try any of your recipes I have to say this when am tasting it lol), I made them tonight and my family ate the whole thing.. will definitely make this once again but am thinking I’ll do apples 🍏 instead.. can’t wait 😁.. thank you so much

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That makes me so, so happy to hear! I love that!! Let me know how it goes with the apples.

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