These strawberry and oats breakfast squares are easy on-the-go snacks and with strawberries coming into season now, the perfect way to use up some of he berries that got bruised.
This 5 ingredient recipe is simple and fast to make. All you need is flour, oats, sugar, butter, strawberries and lemon juice.
TIPS & SWAPS:
When the other berries come in season in June and July, you can complement the strawberries. This work also with stone fruit end of summer early fall.
Boost the flavour with your favourite flower water like magnolia, lilac, rose, orange blossom or elderflower.
Spice it up with cardamom, cinnamon, star anis, cloves or juniper.
Serve with yogurt as a cereal replacement.
Keep them in the fridge to keep the squares compact.
My strawberry and oats breakfast squares
Yield 25 squares
- 200 gr + 50 gr flour
- 100 gr + 80 gr oats
- 300 gr strawberries, washed, head removed, cut in half and in quarters for larger ones
- 70 gr + 2 tablespoon sugar
- 80 gr + 50 gr butter, melted
- pinch of salt
- juice 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- flavour boost: floral waters or spices
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and secure the overhanging paper with a clip. I used a square tin 25 cm by 25 cm.
- Make the bottom layer: in a bowl add 200 gr flour, 100 gr oats, 70 gr sugar and pinch of salt. Mix to combine, make a well and pour in the 80 gr melted butter and stir the combine.
- Tip the dough into the tin and press it to cover the bottom of the tin evenly.
- In a bowl add the strawberries, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar and cornstarch, mix to coat the strawberries.
- Add the strawberries to the bottom layer in the tin, spread evenly.
- Make the top layer: in a bowl add 50 gr flour, 100 gr oats, 1 tablespoon sugar and pinch of salt. Mix to combine, make a well and pour in the 50 gr melted butter and stir the combine.
- Add the top layer oven the strawberries and press slightly to compact.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for 35 to 40 minus till golden, Lift out of the tin and cool down. Place in fridge for an hour to cut evenly in squares.
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Created, written and photographed by Sandra Slawinski without commercial agreements. I used my plate from Hema and napkin from ZaraHome.