Monday, July 11, 2011

Strawberry Cereal Bars

This recipe was adapted from Raspberry Cereal Bars out of the The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook by Erin Chase.  I'm just stating the truth, they we a little dry and not quite what I was expecting.  They were good but I felt like they were missing something...maybe not enough filling????

Cereal Crust
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine softened

Strawberry Filling
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  Cut the softened butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender or serving fork.

Prepare the strawberry filling.  Add the strawberries, sugar, and vanilla to a blender or food processor and puree.

Add about half of the oat-flour mixture to the prepared baking dish.  Press the crust into the bottom of the dish, using the bottom of a measuring cup or the back of a large serving spoon.  Pour over the strawberry filling and spread evenly to cover the crust.  Add the remaining oat-flour mixture on top of the strawberry filling.  Press lightly using the measuring cup or large serving spoon, to form a top crust.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top begins to turn golden brown.  let cool on a wire rack before slicing.

No comments:

Post a Comment