Strawberry Oat Squares

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Recipe by Denise Santoro Lincoln

Yield: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked steel-cut oats
  • 3/4 stick of softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup strawberry or other fruit jam
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  2. Combine butter, sugar and egg and mix until combined. I use an electric mixer, but you can do this by hand.
  3. Add in the cooked oats, being sure to fully incorporate it into the mix.
  4. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and then add to the oat and butter mixture.
  5. Spread half the batter into a greased 8 x 8 pan.
  6. Top with the jam, spreading it evenly over the batter.
  7. Spread the remaining batter over the jam.
  8. Sprinkle brown sugar on top.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool and serve.
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