Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Creamy and delicious cheesecake bars swirled with strawberry and baked on top of an oatmeal cookie crust! A delicious dessert bar that the entire family will love!

strawberry swirl cheesecake oatmeal cookie bar close up with a strawberry garnish.

Breakfast can get pretty hectic in the mornings. Trying to get the boys out the door for school on time is sometimes a hard thing to do. One thing that our family loves to eat for breakfast in the morning is oatmeal. My boys eat 2-3 packets every morning! It is a main staple in our house.

I prefer steel cut oats because of their hearty texture, but they can take longer to cook. So I was so excited when Quaker introduced me to the new Quick 3 minute Steel Cut Oats! They took the cooking time from 30 minutes to 3, while  maintaining the hearty texture and nutty flavor that has made steel cut oats so popular.

Quaker oats collage

The awesome thing about these Quick 3 Minute Steel Cut Oats is that it is so versatile. Because it is ready faster, it is great in sweet or savory dishes as well. It worked wonderfully as a baking additive and the texture is amazing!

Ariel view of a strawberry swirl cheesecake bar.

 Strawberry Cheesecake is a classic dessert and one of my favorites. I love making dessert bars because they are so easy to make and easy to serve. You can never go wrong with taking strawberry cheesecake anywhere. It is amazing.

The Steel Cut Quick Oats in the cookie crust made this dessert amazing and unique. The cookie crust was soft and chewy while the steel cut oats added a hearty texture.

strawberry swirl cheesecake bar stack.

Steel Cut Oats add so many benefits to these dessert bars. You are going to love the texture that it adds! It is also adding protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It was the perfect baking additive to these delicious bars.

My first bite was amazing. The creamy cheesecake swirled with strawberry and the soft and chewy cookie bar. The steel cut oats add a texture that is amazing! I couldn’t stop eating these bars and they became an instant favorite for our family. I already can’t wait to think of more fun ideas to use for these steel cut oats. You will love them as much as we do! You can also stay connected with Quaker through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for the latest and greatest!

Close up of a strawberry swirl cheesecake bar with a bite taken out.

Stack of 3 strawberry swirl cheesecake bars.

GIVEAWAY!

Quaker wants you to try our their new Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, so they’re going to be giving one lucky person this basket, including:

Giveaway Quaker basket.

  • A set of two oversized ceramic oatmeal mugs, perfect for sharing a bowl of Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats with a family member or friend
  • A one-pocket apron ideal for cooking and baking everything from a simple breakfast to an elaborate dish
  • A set of four red ceramic measuring cups for measuring oats and other ingredients
  • An all-purpose wooden spoon for preparing your next homemade bowl of oats
  • A retro kitchen timer for timing the Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats preparation
  • A $25 Visa gift card to purchase ingredients for your very own steel cut oat creation
  • A spacious wicker basket to house all of your favorite dry breakfast ingredients
  • Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats Canister and the Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal flavored varieties, including both the Blueberries & Cranberries and Brown Sugar & Cinnamon flavors
    Total giveaway value is approximately $130

How to Enter:
Enter giveaway by simply leaving a comment!

For an extra entry, post your own steel cut oat recipe online (using Twitter or Instagram) using Quaker 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats Original flavor using the hashtags #QuakerUp and #SweepsEntry. Be sure to tag me @alyssa_therecipecritic so I can keep track of your entries as well!

Good Luck! XO

Giveaway ends April 3, 2015.

Quaker is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Quaker or its affiliates, but solely by The Recipe Critic.

This post was sponsored by Quaker®. All opinions expressed are my own!

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 Bars

Creamy and delicious cheesecake bars swirled with strawberry and baked on top of an oatmeal cookie crust!  A delicious dessert bar that the entire family will love!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal cookie bars, strawberry swirl cheesecake oatmeal cookie bars

Ingredients

Oatmeal Cookie:

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Quick Oats Quaker® Steel Cut
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cheesecake Layer:

  • 2 packages cream cheese 8 ounce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

To make the cookie base:

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside. In another bowl or using a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until blended. Add the dry ingredients in slowly until incorporated. Add in the steel cut quick oats until mixed throughout.

  2. Press into the bottom of your prepared 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. And reduce oven to 325 degrees.

To make the cheesecake layer:

  1. Beat together cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth and creamy. About 3 minutes. Spread on top of the warm cookie crust.

  2. Drop the strawberry jam by large spoonfuls on top of the cheesecake layer. Swirl with a knife. Put back into the oven and continue to bake for 25-30 minutes until the cheesecake layer has set up and remove form oven and allow to completely cool. Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 306mg13%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 782IU16%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. What a great give away! Thanks so much for offering. I haven’t tried steel cut oats as yet but would love the opportunity!
    Fantastic website!

  2. I was wondering if you could clarify one of the steps. On step 4, you state “To make the cheesecake layer: Beat together cream cheese, sugar, butter, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.” But on the ingredient list it doesn’t state that butter is needed, only an egg:
    “Cheesecake Layer:
    2 (8 ounce) cream cheese
    ½ cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    ½ cup strawberry jam”

    Just wondering if there was a typo, and which is correct. Thanks!

  3. Oh my goodness, how I would love to win this Quaker Oats basket of “goodies”. I’ve used Quaker Oats for years, and I’m tickled about the new Quick Three Minute Steel Cut Oats. I make mine in the slow-cooker for 7 hours on low, and this would be such a help. Alyssa I’m so thrilled I found your site by accident, as I love to cook and bake, also we are also Mormon. I’m excited to try the Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookie Bars. That is a mouthful, as I know they will be a wonderful mouthful of yummyness. Here is hoping I will be the lucky winner. Verna Anderson

  4. This recipe looks yummy. I’ve never used steel cut oats in a recipe. Can’t wait to try it. This prize would be fun too!

  5. i did not know that quaker made quick cooking steel cut oats, but i’m excited about trying them! i love baking using oats/oatmeal, and some of my favorite baked goods are made with them. this strawberry swirl cheesecake oatmeal cookie bars recipe looks great, and i’m looking forward to making them soon! i plan on using some of my homemade strawberry jam for them too!

    i’ve just recently found your website, and have subscribed by email. receiving your latest recipes in my inbox is one of the highlights of my day!

  6. I adore everything about these bars! Oatmeal and strawberry cheesecake is pure bliss. And 3 minute Steel Cut Oats? No need to say more! Can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  7. This recipe would be good for a Sunday brunch as well, as a dessert with coffee in the evening, plus having the healthy crust benefits as well. Thank you for sharing !!!

  8. I will be trying your delicious recipe using the new Quaker Quick Steel Cut Oats. The photos are gorgeous and inviting. I know my family will love Strawberry Swirl bars using Quaker oats.

  9. I’m a big fan of all the components of these bars, I can’t wait to try them! Think I could get away with serving them at a breakfast meeting? Oatmeal, fruit, cream cheese – all things you’d see in the morning, right? 😉

  10. I wish we could taste through the internet. How long until someone invents this?

    Your strawberry swirl bars look amazing!

    I can’t believe they came up with a quick cook steel cut oats. What a happy surprise.

  11. All winter, I would make several servings of steel cut oatmeal at night and microwave it in the morning for a really satisfying and healthy breakfast! (and I love swirling strawberry jam in my oatmeal!)
    These bars look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!

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