Can I please relive this day? It was full of summer vibes and I really enjoyed it. I got to see Emily, my bestie of 14 years who I hadn’t seen since Christmas break. Sadly, we don’t go to school near each other so we love getting to see each other when we are home.
So.. back to the fun day.
We drove about 40 minutes away to this beautiful strawberry farm called Woodall’s Strawberries. The farmers name is Woody who is the cutest little man. The weather was perfect; blue skies and 80 degrees (what more could ya ask for). We went on a random Tuesday so there was hardly anybody there. It was like we had the entire farm to ourselves.
We both picked about a pound and a half of strawberries which came out around $2.00 for each basket. That is seriously SUCH a deal!!! Where else can you get a pound of strawberries for $2.00? TWO DOLLARS!
We had so much fun despite the sweat and bees that were flying into our hair.🙃 Let me tell you.. strawberry picking is hard work!! We realized that we could never be farmers but we had a lot of fun. There’s just something about picking them your self that is so rewarding.
These strawberries were unlike any others I had ever tasted. From what I can remember, these are the first strawberries that I have had that were not store bought (wow.. how sad is that!?). These strawberries were so fresh and juicy. They were veryyyy sweet but not sour at all. I don’t even know how to describe them but you need these strawberries in your life! If there is a strawberry farm anywhere near you, (or even not near you) you seriously have got to go.
Later that evening I decided to look on Pinterest for any strawberry dessert ideas and sure enough I found one! What can’t you find on Pinterest though? I made a strawberry oatmeal bar / crumble bar. Surprisingly, I had all of the ingredients and didn’t have to go to the store which is always an added bonus.
I thought I would share the recipe with you because it is seriously amazing. Not to mention it is only 100 calories for a delicious dessert!
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup white flour (whole wheat is preferred but not necessary)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 cup powder sugar
- 1 tablespoon of milk (I used almond milk but any will work)
- A cap full of vanilla extract.
- 8×8 pan with parchment paper
- Dice the strawberries into smaller bits.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, ground ginger, and salt. Make sure that they are mixed together.
- Melt the 6 tablespoons of butter and then add it to the mixed dry ingredients. Stir well so that it will form clumps and start to stick together some. This will become the crust.
- Set aside a half a cup of the crust. This will be used later on. With the remaining mixture, press this down into the pan so that it forms an even layer. The layer should be flat.
- Add 1/2 of the diced strawberries on top of the crust. Then over the strawberries, sprinkle the corn starch and 1/2 of the sugar. (Most of the sweetness will come from the strawberries so you don’t need much added sugar.)
- Then add the rest of the remaining strawberries and make sure to fill in any gaps. Add the rest of the sugar on top of the strawberries. Now take the remaining 1/2 cup of the crust and crumble it on top of the strawberries.
- Place the strawberry oatmeal bar in the oven and let it cook for 30 minutes or until the strawberries have cooked down and the top is golden. It might take 30 – 40 minutes depending on your oven.
- Once it is done baking, let it cool on a wire rack. You can put it in the fridge to speed up this process. The longer that it cools off, the more it will stick together. I would give it at least 45 minutes to cool off but if you are like me and can’t wait then just expect it to be a little more messy.
- While it cools off, you can go ahead and make the glaze. Mix together the powder sugar, milk and vanilla. If you want the glaze to be slightly more runny (I prefer it this way) add another tablespoon of milk until you have your desired consistency. Drizzle it on top and then cut it and enjoy! 🙂
Walah! Your dessert is complete and so tasty. I hope you enjoy this recipe. It is perfect for those warmer summer days!
I got this recipe from Erin, blog owner of Well Plated. I will attach her blog post HERE. Her blog is full of delicious and healthy recipes so definitely check her out!
I hope you enjoy this fun little blog post! 🙂 Thank you!