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Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Crisp Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword oats, crisp, bars, rhubarb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 189kcal
Author Jennifer Pullman

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh rhubarb cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp orange zest zest from 1 whole orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour I use white whole wheat
  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine rhubarb, strawberries, lemon juice, and orange zest into a medium saucepan.
  • Cook fruit over medium heat, stirring occasionally until fruit is tender (about 10 minutes).
  • Stir sugar and chia seeds into fruit mixture.
  • Continue to cook fruit, stirring frequently for 1-3 minutes until mixture boils.
  • Continue to boil fruit for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  • Remove fruit from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, oats, oat bran, brown sugar, butter, baking soda, and salt,
  • Beat crust mixture on low speed until the mixture crumbles.
  • Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan with butter.
  • Press crust mixture into the bottom of the baking pan reserving 2 cups for the topping.
  • Pour fruit mixture over crust carefully spreading fruit close to the edges.
  • Top with reserved crumble mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until browned.
  • Cool completely.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Notes

  • To lower the sugar content you can use a sugar substitute like Stevia or Swerve in place of the sugar and brown sugar if you wish.
  • Refrigerate before cutting. Getting the bars cold helps keep them together.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg