Again, many sweet things are inspired by Starbucks. Always loved oat bars but the one they call ‘Michigan Cherry Oat Bar’ is particularly good.
Not easy to make at the very start – unfortunately Starbucks has not published any books yet! So i had to try and try (starting with the simple Streusel recipe), it took me 4 tests to reach this result. And honestly you would probably think it came from the same oven! And it is soooo easy to make!
Makes 12 bars
Ready in 45 minutes
200 grams unsalted butter (room temperature)
200 grams all-purpose flour
160 grams rolled oats
100 grams brown sugar
half teaspoon cinnamon
300 grams cherry jam
Line a baking pan (square 21x21cm or round 23 cm) with parchment paper.
Pre-heat oven at 180° C.
Make the streusel: in a bowl mix together all dry ingredients (flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon). Add the butter (room temperature) and work it with your fingertips until the mixtures becomes soft and crumbly.
Put 2/3 of the mixture into the baking pan, and pat it down with your hands (or with a bottom of a tablespoon).
Top evenly with the cherry jam. Then top the cherry jam with the remaining streusel, make sure the crumbles are not bigger than the size of a chickpea.
Bake 30 mins (you will see it bubbling around the edges).
Cool down completely before cutting into bars.