Strawberry Oatmeal Squares

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 9 TBS unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch, sifted
  • 16 oz. strawberries, diced very small
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flour, light brown sugar, ginger and salt.

Pour into the melted butter and mix until all of the oats are moistened and the mixture is thoroughly combined. Reserve half cup of the mixture.

Press the remaining mixture into the prepared baking pan.

Spread the strawberry on top of the oat mixture and sprinkle the sifted cornstarch evenly over the top. Then, drizzle the lemon juice and sugar over the spread strawberry.

Crumble the reserved half cup of oat mixture over the strawberry.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the crumbs look golden. Once completely cool, cut bars to desired size.

Makes 9-12 bars, depending on how they are cut.