These Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars are such a tasty recipe! The perfect homemade treat for a snack or breakfast bar made with fresh picked strawberries. 

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade recipe with whole grain. Make for a snack or breakfast bar with fresh strawberries.

Easy Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars!

Today’s Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars recipe is perfect for families on the go and who want to have fun with kids in the kitchen. Now that I have my new kitchen, all I think about is what we can bake next!

Now is the perfect time to get kids in the kitchen making their own meals and learning to cook. I’m excited to partner with General Mills Cereal to bring you a simple homemade recipe to put in your kid’s school lunch box or make for home.

Sponsored by General Mills Cereal

With summer camps, family vacations and beach or pool visits, your summer was probably jam packed. This Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bar recipe is an easy homemade treat for a snack or on-the-go breakfast with fresh picked strawberries.

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade recipe, snack or breakfast bar with fresh picked strawberries.

One of my family’s favorite cereals is Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Made with whole grain wheat as the first ingredient and real cinnamon, it’s not only a wonderful pantry staple, but a perfect addition to recipes!

I struggle to get my kids to eat healthy, but I always feel good knowing they are eating wholesome ingredients when I see them making a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal with whole grain. Easy homemade dessert recipe, snack or breakfast bar with fresh strawberries. LivingLocurto.com

Along with our favorite cereal, we’ve been eating a lot of cashews because they are packed with the vitamins and nutrients essential to good health. I wanted to make a skinny homemade bar with fresh strawberries that I could not only snack on during the day, but hopefully get my kids to eat something good for them this summer!

More easy breakfast recipes to try:

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade whole grain recipe, snack or breakfast bar with fresh strawberries.

These tasty Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars are packed full of “good for you” ingredients, fresh strawberries and so easy to make! Make them for breakfast, school lunches or for a grab and go treat.

I’m happy to announce that my son, the pickiest of all eaters, actually ate these bars!!! He never eats anything with fruit. I really think the Cinnamon Toast Crunch was my secret ingredient to get him to eat them. Yay for cereal, the perfect summertime solution!

 

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade whole grain recipe for kids to make! Perfect snack or breakfast bar with fresh strawberries.

 

How Do You Make Strawberry Breakfast Bars?

My daughter and I had a blast making these tasty strawberry cashew oatmeal bars. She kept eating the topping before we could sprinkle it on top of the bars! Just watch how easy they are to make in the video below!

Crust:

  • 1 cup whole grain old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch, crushed
  • 1/3 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup organic honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted cashews)
  •   6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Strawberry Filling:

  • 3 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade whole grain recipe for kids to make! Easy breakfast bar with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then in a mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cashews, brown sugar, honey and salt. Add melted butter and stir until crumbly.

2. Scoop out about 1 cup of the mixture and set aside to use as your crumble topping.

How to make homemade Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy whole grain recipe for kids to make! Easy breakfast bar with fresh strawberries.

3. Line the bottom of an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper. Leave some paper around the edges so you can easily remove the bars. Spray with cooking spray, then put the remaining mixture into the pan and spread out evenly.

4. For the filling, toss the strawberries, vanilla extract, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl. Layer the strawberries evenly over the crust.

How to make homemade Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars. Easy breakfast bar with fresh strawberries.

5. Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the strawberries.

6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the strawberries are bubbling and the topping is golden brown.

How to make homemade Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars. Easy Cinnamon Toast Crunch breakfast bar with fresh strawberries.

Let cool before removing the bars from the pan.

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade dessert recipe, snack or breakfast bar with fresh strawberries. Good for kids. Made with whole grain. LivingLocurto.com

I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe as much as we do!

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade breakfast bar recipe with whole grain.

 

 

Enjoy this tasty Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Originally Published on June 11, 2017

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade recipe with whole grain. Perfect snack or breakfast bar with fresh strawberries.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Yield: 12
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup whole grain old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch crushed
  • cup cashews chopped
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • cup organic honey
  • teaspoon salt omit if using salted cashews
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Strawberry Filling

  • 3 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cashews, brown sugar, honey and salt. Add melted butter and stir until crumbly.
  • Scoop out about 1 cup of the mixture and set aside to use as your crumble topping.
  • Line the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper. Leave some paper around the edges so you can easily remove the bars. Spray with cooking spray, then put the remaining mixture into the pan and spread out evenly.
  • For the filling, toss the strawberries, vanilla extract, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl.
  • Layer the strawberries evenly over the crust.
  • Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the strawberries.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the strawberries are bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Let cool before removing the bars from the pan.
  • Remove the strawberry cashew oatmeal bars from pan, sprinkle with some extra Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cut and serve!

Notes

To speed up cooling process, put your pan in the refrigerator after removing from the oven.
Drizzle with glaze if wanting a sweeter bar:
Vanilla Sugar Glaze (optional)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons milk
Make the vanilla sugar glaze by whisking powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together in a large glass measuring cup or bowl. Add more or less milk depending on the consistency you like best. Drizzle over bars after they have cooled.
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Recipe Video

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, Healthy, Snack, strawberry
Calories: 196kcal

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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7 Comments

  1. Wow, wow and one more time wow! This is such a simple and insanely delicious recipe of pastry. I love strawberries, I eat them fresh, dried, baked all year round, and I even made salted pizza with the addition of strawberries as a piquant accent. All in all, this is one of my favorite berries. I often make such pies with different fillings, usually with other berries, figs or peaches. Thank you for reminding me of this recipe! I’ll definitely make these bars for dessert today. And I want to note that I like the style of your blog and that any recipe is easy to find, as they are conveniently located.

  2. Hi Amy! I really liked your recipe. It looks super delicious, and I bet it’s a great snack to take for work or school. Thank you for the ingredients and instructions, I’m definitely going to try it =)

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