Strawberries and Yogurt Bars

Filling

1 egg

2 Tbsp cornstarch

3 cups Greek yogurt (nonfat or lowfat)

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp almond flavoring

2 cups strawberries, chopped

1 Tbsp flour

Crust

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup old fashioned, regular oats

½ cup light brown sugar, loosely packed

¼ tsp baking soda

½ cup (1 stick) butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the crust ingredients in a mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 9 inch pan.

For the filling, whisk the egg and cornstarch together in a large mixing bowl. Add the yogurt, sugar, vanilla and almond flavoring; stir until blended. Toss the strawberries with 1 Tbsp flour and fold into the yogurt mixture. Pour the filling over the oat crust.


Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator.