Monday, February 6, 2012

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

From: Here

1 3/4 sticks butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
10-12 ounce jar of strawberry preserves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan. Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with the strawberry preserves. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake until light brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.

What I did differently from the recipe:
First of all, I had to substitute the butter. We're on this awful, miserable, can't-stop-thinking-about-cheese dairy-free diet on doctor's orders. I actually had to go buy a butter alternative to cook with. Not as easy as it sounds. Turns out there's only one I could find - Fleischmann's. Just for future reference. Also, instead of strawberry preserves I used my homemade blackberry jam.

What I'll do differently next time:

Thumbs up! Oh my goodness, I never watch television but I just happened to turn on the TV this weekend for some mind-numbing fun while the kids napped (Stephen was working) and lo and behold, one of my "I want to be like her when I grow up!" people has a TV show! I never knew this because I never watch TV. Yes, that's right, Pioneer Woman has her own show on the Food Network. And I shall now DVR it forever and ever. Anyway, this was a recipe on the episode I watched and I just absoutely had to make it. I can't stop eating it at this moment and it is so absolutely delicious. Highly recommend it!


Sweet Tea Mama said...

Amanda, This looks so good. I'm definitely going to try this one. I too love me some Pioneer Woman (and I didn't know she had a show either).

Amanda said...

And the best thing is it's totally dairy-free with the butter substitute, but still tastes so good! Hunter enjoyed this for breakfast every day after I made it (so it didn't last very long) so I bet Annabelle would enjoy it too. I actually think it's a very healthy recipe.