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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.


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!

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Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookie Bars

By: Alyssa Rivers
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!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars


Oatmeal Cookie:

Cheesecake Layer:


  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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:

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


Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 6gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 306mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 782IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tried this recipe?Mention @alyssa_therecipecritic or tag #therecipecritic!

About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. OMG! These bars look amazing! They will be a tasty and pretty addition to my Easter dinner! What’s even more perfect is that I have all of these ingredients on hand! No additional shopping required! Thanks for sharing! Happy baking and cooking!

  2. This recipe looks delicious and one my family will love! I’d love to try it with seedless raspberry jam.

  3. OMG! These cheesecake bars look SOOO good! I have to try these. And I love, love, love steel cut oats! (I would love the giveaway package!!) Thanks for the Quaker site reference. I will go there to find more steel cut oat recipes. 🙂

  4. This is awesome! Steel cut oats are gluten free, this is going to be a new favorite fro everyone in my family. We grew up on Quaker oatmeal and loved to make cheesecakes. Having celiac disease has prevented family membersfrom enjoying these foods, but not anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I made the brown butter sugar cookie bars this past weekend and they were awesome!

  6. I want to try the Quaker steel cut quick oats soon. The strawberry swirl cheesecake oatmeal cookie bars look really yummy! Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Can’t wait to try them but can’t imagine Quaker’s getting any better than they are already!

  8. Would love to win a basket, I never win anything. These bars look yummy and I have oatmeal steel cut waiting for the recipe

  9. I love using oatmeal in baking but my favorite oatmeal recipe is not a baked item. It’s no bake cookies.