Introduction:

Start your day off on the right foot with our delectable Berry-Filled Oat Squares. These delightful breakfast treats are a harmonious blend of wholesome oats, sweet and tangy berries, and a touch of honey. Perfectly satisfying and bursting with flavor, these squares offer a delightful twist on classic oatmeal. Whether you’re a busy parent, a student rushing to class, or simply craving a cozy breakfast at home, this recipe is a winner. With a history rooted in comfort food traditions and a modern twist, these Berry-Filled Oat Squares are sure to become a beloved morning staple.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 squares

Ingredients:

For the Berry Filling:

  • 2 cups mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Oat Squares:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

For the Berry Filling:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the mixed berries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice.
  2. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and the berries break down, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract, and set aside to cool.

For the Oat Squares:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×9-inch (23×23 cm) baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry mixture and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the honey, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir until everything is well combined.
  6. Press half of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to form the base.
  7. Spread the cooled berry filling evenly over the oat base.
  8. Crumble the remaining oat mixture evenly over the berry filling, creating a crumbly topping.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  10. Allow the Berry-Filled Oat Squares to cool completely in the baking dish before cutting them into 12 squares.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving Size: 1 square
Calories: 214
Total Fat: 8g
– Saturated Fat: 4.7g
Cholesterol: 28mg
Sodium: 128mg
Total Carbohydrates: 34g
– Dietary Fiber: 2.4g
– Sugars: 18g
Protein: 3g

Conclusion:

Incorporate the wholesome goodness of oats and the sweet allure of mixed berries into your morning routine with our Berry-Filled Oat Squares. With a history steeped in the comfort of homemade breakfasts, this recipe blends tradition and modern convenience effortlessly. Not only are these squares easy to make, but they are also bursting with flavor and nutrition. Enjoy the delightful blend of textures and flavors as you savor each bite of these breakfast delights. Whether shared with loved ones or enjoyed in solitude, our Berry-Filled Oat Squares are a testament to the joy of breakfast done right – simple, hearty, and utterly delicious. Start your day with these squares, and you’ll find yourself looking forward to breakfast every morning.