I just realized it has been way too long since I shared a recipe with you. I have just been having so much fun playing this summer that I really haven’t spent too much time in the kitchen. We are getting ready to head out of town for another long weekend of fun, and I needed to use up some ingredients so I decided to make a new recipe based on what I needed to get out of my fridge. And guess what? It’s awesome so I thought I’d better share this delicious oatmeal berry cheesecake bars recipe (and it helps me find the recipe when I want to make it again).
This recipe is a necessity recipe. I was trying to clear out our fridge before leaving on a long weekend trip. I bought a bunch of strawberries and blueberries to go with our yogurt and granola while camping last weekend, but apparently I wasn’t the only one with that idea and we ended up having a lot of berries. So unfortunately we came home with a lot of berries.
I also had 6 lbs of cream cheese in my fridge! How does one end up with 6 lbs of cream cheese you ask? Well, I sent the hubby to Sam’s club for a few other groceries, but I had just made him pumpkin cookies and he wanted cream cheese frosting. The 6 lb cream cheese was only $10 so I told him to just go for it. I was sure I would be able to use it up (famous last words).
So when you have a fridge full of berries and a giant brick of cream cheese you definitely need cheesecake. And since we are heading out of town for a fun weekend with my family, I figured cheesecake bars were the best way to clear out my fridge for the weekend. I had also just been experimenting with my wheat grinder and grinding up some oat flour, so I figured I would add some oats into the mix too.
What I ended up with was absolutely delicious! I think I need to try this “What’s in the fridge” game more often.
If you need a gluten free option, using gluten free oats and oat flour will make this the perfect gluten free recipe for your summer barbecues. Delicious, full of fresh berries, and gluten free, sign me up!
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