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Strawberry Crisp Cereal

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked


Bar Base:
1 stick (8 tbsp)           salted butter, softened
2 cups                         rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup                           whole wheat flour (white flour works, too)
1/4 cup                       brown sugar (pressed)
1 tsp                            baking powder

Strawberry Filling:
2 cups                         frozen or fresh strawberries
2 tbsp                          chia seeds
1 tbsp                          lemon juice


Strawberry Filling:

  • Put strawberries into a saucepan over medium heat
  • Soften for about 5 minutes, then smash with a potato masher or wooden spoon
  • Once mashed strawberries reach your desired consistency and being to bubble, then remove from heat
  • Stir-in chia seeds and lemon juice
  • Cool for about 30 minutes. The chia seeds will thicken the strawberries and create a jam-like consistency.


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees
  • Prepare an 8×8 baking dish with either parchment or non-stick spray/butter
  • In a large bowl, mix together butter, oats, flour, brown sugar and baking powder. Once incorporated, the ingredients will be crumbly and slightly moist
  • Spoon just over half of the mixture into the 8×8 pan and press down firmly
  • Spread 1 cup (8oz) of strawberry jam over the pressed bar base
  • Sprinkle remaining mixture from the bowl over the jam layer. Press down lightly, but don’t push through to the jam layer
  • Bake for 35 minutes in a 350-degree oven
  • Remove and let cool about 15 minutes
  • Crumble about 1/8 of the recipe into a bowl. Top with your favorite milk.


Store uneaten bars in the refrigerator. 

When ready to eat more, you can crumble directly into a bowl or over yogurt.

In cooler weather, you can microwave the strawberry crisp cereal for 30 seconds. Then, pour milk over it for a dessert-like treat.