So many of us went Strawberry picking in the last few weeks and with an over abundance of strawberries wondering what to make! Here are a few Strawberry recipes to help! We washed all ours right away and froze some, gave away some and have been slowly eating the rest! We cleaned them with Thieves Veggie Cleaner which helps make the strawberries and all fruit last extra long, no joke it works! Enjoy!

Strawberry Breakfast Bars

Ingredients

  •  1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  •  3/4 cup white whole wheat flour — or substitute all-purpose flour or 1:1 baking flour to make gluten free
  •  1/3 cup light brown sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  •  6 tablespoons unsalted butter — melted (or substitute melted coconut oil to make vegan/dairy free)
  •  2 cups small-diced strawberries — about 10 ounces, divided
  •  1 teaspoon cornstarch
  •  1 tablespoon  freshly squeezed lemon juice — from about 1/2 small lemon
  •  1 tablespoon granulated sugar — divided

FOR THE VANILLA GLAZE (OPTIONAL BUT DELICIOUS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU PREFER A SWEETER BAR):

  •  1/2 cup powdered sugar — sifted
  •  1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  •  1 tablespoon milk — any kind you like

Instructions

  1. Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper so that the paper overhangs two sides like handles.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, ginger, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and stir until it forms clumps and the dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumble mixture, then press the rest into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Scatter half of the strawberries over the crust. Sprinkle the cornstarch evenly over the top, then sprinkle on the lemon juice and 1/2 tablespoon of the granulated sugar. Scatter on the remaining berries, then the remaining 1/2 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs evenly over the top. You will have some fruit showing through.
  4. Bake the bars for 35 to 40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbly and the crumb topping smells toasty and looks golden. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely (you can speed this process along in the refrigerator).
  5. While the bars cool, prepare the glaze: In a medium bowl, briskly whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth. Feel free to add more milk if a thinner consistency is desired. Using the parchment-paper handles, lift the bars from the pan. Drizzle with glaze, slice, and serve.

Recipe Notes

 

  • The recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9×13-inch baking pan. The bars will be a bit thicker but will still be delicious. To make them gluten free, substitute the white whole wheat flour with a 1:1 baking mix.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze, let the bars cool completely and do not glaze. Wrap tightly in plastic before placing in the freezer. Let thaw in the refrigerator and top with glaze before serving. (Bars can be frozen already glazed if needed.)
  • If you want to use frozen strawberries, let them thaw completely and pat them dry before making the recipe.

STRAWBERRY BANANA BREAD

Strawberry Banana Bread sliced

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 Stick) softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries chopped & tossed in 1 Tablespoon of flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray two 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using a KitchenAid Stand Mixer with paddle attachment cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX! Fold in floured covered strawberries.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 375*F for 15 minutes. REDUCE heat to 350*F and bake for an additional 30 minutes until edges are slightly brown or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from loaf pans.

 

  • 1 Cup of Caramelized Pecans
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 lb. strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 5 oz. bag spinach
  • 1 pear thinly sliced and halved or chopped
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 package ramen noodles crushed, flavor packet discarded
  • 1/3 cup roasted salted sunflower seeds
  • 4 oz goat cheese crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

  1. Add all of the Vinaigrette ingredients to blender except olive oil and process until smooth. Turn blender on low, and gradually add olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Whisk in poppy seeds. Add additional balsamic for tangier, sugar for sweeter (will depend on your balsamic).
  2. Vinaigrette is best served chilled. If making and serving salad immediately, place in the freezer so it can get cold, otherwise

  3.  refrigerate until ready to use. Whisk vinaigrette just before serving.

Strawberry Salad

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile, prepare Caramelized Pecans according to directions. Set aside.
  2. Add ramen noodles to a baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Spread in an even layer and bake until toasted, stirring 1-2 times, approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Serving Immediately: Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. If not expecting leftovers then toss with desired amount of dressing. If expecting leftovers, dress individual portions. Serve immediately.
  4. Making Ahead: Add all of the salad ingredients EXCEPT pears (they will brown) to a large bowl in sections so they stay somewhat separated – do not toss together. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. When ready to serve, add pears. If not expecting leftovers then toss with desired amount of dressing. If expecting leftovers, dress individual portions. Serve immediately.


Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

3 c. plain 2-percent reduced fat Greek-style yogurt
2 c. half-and-half
1 c. sugar, divided
1/3 c. light corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 c. fresh strawberries

1 c. finely chopped rhubarb

DIRECTIONS
  1. Whisk together yogurt, half-and-half, 2/3 cup sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and salt; let stand 5 minutes. Whisk until sugar dissolves. Chill 2 hours or until very cold.
  2. Meanwhile, cook fresh strawberries, rhubarb, and 1/3 cup sugar over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until fruit is softened and begins to break down; cool completely. Swirl strawberry mixture into prepared yogurt.
  3. Pour mixture into bowl of an electric ice-cream maker, and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze 1 hour before serving. Store up to 1 week.

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