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An overhead close up of a number of strawberry oat bars with an oatmeal crumble topping.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy strawberry oatmeal crumble bars made with sweet fresh strawberries and layers of oat crust and crumb topping.


Crust and Crumb Layers

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (150 g)
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (120 g)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar  (65 g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted or very soft coconut oil (100 g)

Strawberry Filling

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, leaves removed and diced (454 g)
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar (15 g)


  1. Prepare: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Make Crust & Crumble: In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, and flour. Add vanilla extract and coconut oil. Mix until all ingredients are well combined and clumps begin to form.
  3. Press Crust into Pan: Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan evenly, reserving 3/4 cup for the crumble topping.
  4. Mix Strawberry Filling: Add the diced strawberries, tapioca starch (tapioca flour), lemon juice and sugar to a bowl and gently mix to coat the strawberries.
  5. Add Strawberries to Pan: Pour strawberry mixture over crust in pan and spread into an even layer.
  6. Sprinkle with Topping: Take the reserved 3/4 cup crust and sprinkle it over the strawberry filling.
  7. Bake: Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the strawberries have cooked and are bubbly. The crumble should be a light golden color.
  8. Cool: Let the bars cool for a minimum of one hour before removing them from the pan.
  9. Slice: Once cooled, slice into 16 squares and enjoy.


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 1.4 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Keywords: strawberry oatmeal bars, strawberry crumble bars