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Vegan Strawberry Oat Bars • It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Sweet gooey strawberry filling surrounded by crumbly oatmeal cookie pastry, these old fashioned vegan strawberry oat bars are summer dessert perfection!

Vegan Strawberry Oat Bars! Sweet gooey strawberry filling surrounded by crumbly oatmeal cookie pastry, these old fashioned bars are summer dessert perfection! #itdoesnttastelikechicken #veganrecipe #vegandessert

Vegan strawberry oat bars are not new to the blog. I originally published way back in 2013 and here is the original photo. ↓↓↓

The original photo and recipe from 2013

My how my photography skills have grown. The original photo may not have been as pretty, but the deliciousness was still there.

I felt the original recipe got buried archives of all of my recipes (I have hundreds of recipes) so I wanted to bring it into the spotlight again. These vegan strawberry oat bars deserve the spotlight as they are an all-time fave.

Vegan Strawberry Oat Bars! Sweet gooey strawberry filling surrounded by crumbly oatmeal cookie pastry, these old fashioned bars are summer dessert perfection! #itdoesnttastelikechicken #veganrecipe #vegandessert

Some shiny new photos, and a few tiny tweaks, and here they are in all their dessert perfection glory! Easy to make, simple ingredients, and crumbly delicious.

To make vegan strawberry oat bars:

Mix the strawberries and other ingredients.

For the strawberry filling: Mix the strawberries, maple syrup, corn starch, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan until the cornstarch is dissolved.

Cook until you reach a jelly texture.

Put over medium heat and cook for 3 – 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquid turns into a thin gel and the strawberries begin to break down. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla extract, and set aside.

mash together the oatmeal mixture.

For the oat mixture: Add the flour, oats, butter, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter or a fork to mash the butter into the mixture until you reach a crumbly texture and everything is mixed in.

layer the oat dough with the strawberry filling.

To assemble: Pour half of the oat mixture into the prepared baking pan and pat down. Pour all of your strawberry sauce on top and spread around to evenly distribute. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top of the strawberry layer, and lightly pat down.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned on top. Let cool before serving and slicing into bars.

Vegan Strawberry Oat Bars! Sweet gooey strawberry filling surrounded by crumbly oatmeal cookie pastry, these old fashioned bars are summer dessert perfection! #itdoesnttastelikechicken #veganrecipe #vegandessert

Store the cooled strawberry bars in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or they can be frozen.

I love to enjoy my vegan strawberry oat bars with either a cup of hot coffee in the morning, or a cold glass of white wine at night.

For another strawberry inspired recipe try my vegan strawberry shortcakes.

Bon appetegan!

Sam Turnbull.

Print Recipe

Vegan Strawberry Oat Bars

Sweet gooey strawberry filling surrounded by crumbly oatmeal cookie pastry, these old fashioned bars are summer dessert perfection!

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time40 mins

Total Time55 mins

Course: Breakfast, Dessert

Cuisine: American, Canadian

Servings: 12 bars (2″ x 2″ each)

Calories: 308kcal

Ingredients

For the strawberry filling:

  • 12 oz fresh strawberries stemmed and sliced (2 cups when sliced)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the oat mixture:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups large flake rolled oats
  • 1 cup cold vegan butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F (180C). Line the bottom of an 8″ x 8″ baking pan with parchment paper.

  • For the strawberry filling: Mix the strawberries, maple syrup, corn starch, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan until the cornstarch is dissolved. Put over medium heat and cook for 3 – 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquid turns into a thin gel and the strawberries begin to break down. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla extract, and set aside.

  • For the oat mixture: Add the flour, oats, butter, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter or a fork to mash the butter into the mixture until you reach a crumbly texture and everything is mixed in.
  • To assemble: Pour half of the oat mixture into the prepared baking pan and pat down. Pour all of your strawberry sauce on top and spread around to evenly distribute. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top of the strawberry layer, and lightly pat down. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned on top. Let cool before serving and slicing into bars. Store the cooled strawberry bars in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or they can be frozen.

Notes

Strawberries: Frozen strawberries tend to be more watery so if using frozen you might need to cook the strawberry mixture a little longer to reach the correct consistency. You can also substitute strawberries for any other kind of berry or sliced peaches. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar (recipe makes 12 bars) | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 719IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg


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