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Strawberry & Cinnamon Streusel Bars

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You’re in for a treat! Imagine biting into a Strawberry & Cinnamon Streusel Bar that you’ve made yourself. It’s easier than you think, and we’re here to guide you through.

You’ll learn how to gather ingredients, prepare the base, cook the filling, and bake to perfection. We’ll even share serving ideas and storage tips!

So, let’s get your apron on and start creating these delicious bars that’ll have everyone asking for more. You’re just steps away from becoming a streusel star!

Gathering Your Ingredients for Strawberry & Cinnamon Streusel Bars

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You’ll need to gather all of your ingredients before you start making the strawberry & cinnamon streusel bars. This includes fresh strawberries, sugar, cinnamon, and flour for the filling. For the streusel topping, you’ll need butter, brown sugar, more flour, and a hint of cinnamon. Don’t forget the crust. It’s simple; all you need is more butter, sugar, and flour.

Ensure you’ve got everything before you start. There’s nothing worse than finding out you’re short of an ingredient halfway through. It’s also a good idea to measure everything out before you begin. It may seem like extra work, but it’ll save you time and stress later.

Now that you’ve got everything ready, you’re set to start creating your delicious bars. Enjoy the process!

Step-by-Step Process of Making the Streusel Base

In the beginning, you’re going to mix the flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. This forms the base of your streusel. Be sure you’re mixing these dry ingredients well, you don’t want any clumps.

Next, you’ll cut in your cold, cubed butter. You’ve got to work fast here. You’re aiming for a crumbly texture, not a dough. Don’t forget your cinnamon! That’s what gives these bars their warm, comforting flavor.

Now you’re ready to press this mixture into your greased baking dish. Make sure it’s firm and even. This is your streusel base, the foundation of your strawberry & cinnamon streusel bars.

It’s not as hard as it sounds, right? You’re doing great!

How to Prepare the Strawberry & Cinnamon Filling

Next up is concocting that delicious filling, and don’t worry, it’s simpler than it sounds.

You’ll need a bowl of ripe strawberries, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a dash of sugar.

First, slice your strawberries into thin, bite-sized pieces. You’ll want to make sure they’re evenly cut so they cook uniformly.

Now, you’re going to toss those strawberries in a bowl together with your sugar and cinnamon. The sugar’s job is to extract the juice from the strawberries, and the cinnamon is there to give it a delightful, spicy kick.

After a good mix, let it sit for a bit. This allows the flavors to meld together, creating a sweet and tangy filling that’ll make your streusel bars taste out of this world.

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Baking and Cooling Instructions for Perfect Streusel Bars

Now that you’ve got your filling ready, it’s time to tackle the baking and cooling process to ensure your treats are perfectly crispy and delicious.

Firstly, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. While it’s heating, press half of your streusel mix into a prepared baking pan, creating a firm base. Spread your strawberry and cinnamon filling evenly over the base, then sprinkle the remaining streusel on top. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!

Pop your pan into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, until the streusel topping becomes a delightful golden brown. Once it’s baked, don’t rush into slicing. Let your bars cool completely in the pan, and they’ll firm up nicely.

With some patience, you’ll reap the rewards of perfectly textured, mouth-watering streusel bars.

Serving Ideas and Storage Tips for Your Streusel Bars

You’re probably wondering how to best serve and store your freshly baked treats, aren’t you?

Well, let’s start with serving. Your strawberry & cinnamon streusel bars are a hit at any gathering. Serve them warm or at room temperature, maybe with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and watch your guests’ eyes light up.

Now, on to storage. You can’t finish them all in one sitting, can you? Store the remaining bars in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay fresh for up to three days. If you want them to last longer, pop them in the fridge. They’ll keep for up to a week. Just remember to bring them to room temperature before serving.

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Strawberry & Cinnamon Streusel Bars

You're in for a treat! Imagine biting into a Strawberry & Cinnamon Streusel Bar that you've made yourself. It's easier than you think, and we're here to guide you through.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12


  • 300 g hulled strawberries
  • juice and zest ½ lemon
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 175 g golden caster sugar plus 3 tbsp for the topping
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla pod halved lengthways
  • 250 g pack butter 200g at room temperature 50g cold and diced
  • 4 tbsp rolled porridge oats
  • 3 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam



  • Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 22cm square tin with baking parchment. Slice the strawberries thinly and mix well with 4 tsp lemon juice, then put them in a sieve over a bowl and set aside to macerate, discarding the liquid that drips into the bowl.


  • Put the flour, 175g caster sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp salt in a food processor. Scrape in the seeds from the vanilla pod, then add the softened butter and pulse until the mixture comes together. Spoon out a quarter of the mixture into a mixing bowl and set aside. Tip the rest of the mixture into the bottom of your tin and press down firmly to make an even base. Prick a few times with a fork, then bake for 25 mins until golden.


  • While the base is cooking, add the cold butter, remaining sugar, the oats, hazelnuts, remaining cinnamon and the lemon zest to the reserved mixture. Use your fingers to rub together until crumbly.


  • When the base is done, mix the sliced strawberries with the jam and arrange on top. Sprinkle over the crumbly topping and bake for another 30-35 mins until the top is golden and the strawberries juicy and bubbling. Leave to cool completely in the tin before cutting into bars or squares.


Can I Use Other Fruits Instead of Strawberries for These Streusel Bars?

Absolutely! You’re not limited to strawberries. Try substituting with blueberries, raspberries, or even a mix of fruits. Just make sure they’re not overly ripe to prevent the bars from becoming too soggy.

Are There Any Alternative Ingredients I Can Use if I Have a Nut Allergy?

Absolutely, if you’ve a nut allergy, you can substitute the nuts in the recipe with seeds like sunflower or pumpkin. You can also use oats or coconut flakes. Always tailor recipes to your needs!

What Can I Pair These Strawberry & Cinnamon Streusel Bars With for a Complete Dessert Menu?

You’re looking for a perfect pairing to complete your dessert menu. Consider adding a creamy element like vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. A tart citrus sorbet could also provide a refreshing contrast.

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Can I Make These Streusel Bars Gluten-Free or Vegan? if So, How?

Yes, you can make these bars gluten-free or vegan. Swap out the regular flour for a gluten-free blend and use vegan butter. Substitute the egg with a flaxseed or chia seed mix. It’s that simple!

Is There a Specific Type or Brand of Cinnamon That Works Best for This Recipe?

No specific type or brand of cinnamon is needed for your recipe. You’re free to use what’s available or your personal favorite. Just ensure it’s fresh for the best flavor and aroma.


So, you’ve made it to the end! It wasn’t too hard, was it?

Now that you’ve mastered the art of making scrumptious strawberry & cinnamon streusel bars, you’re all set to wow your guests or treat yourself.

Remember, they’re best served warm and can be stored for later enjoyment.

Don’t forget, baking is about having fun, so feel free to experiment and make this recipe your own!

Happy baking!

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Meet Sue Perera, the culinary aficionado behind our captivating recipe hub. An imaginative and talented young woman, Sue has an unwavering passion for all things food – especially those aromatic wonders, cinnamon and thyme. Her deep-seated love for these two unique spices inspired the birth of this website, but don't be fooled – her culinary repertoire extends far beyond these two ingredients.
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